How Ron Paul Can Effectively Fire Back at the Third Party QuestionSubmitted by starcraft on Sat, 01/28/2012 - 12:07
I have no plans... I ran for office in the first place back in 1974 because Nixon completely severed the link between gold and the dollar. I knew that not only would this lead to increased economic instability but eventually to high inflation or even hyperinflation. We've experienced very high inflation in the 1970s and many bouts of economic instability since then, such as the collapse of the housing market in 2008 that I had long warned about. But still the worst is yet to come. So if I don't get the GOP nomination in 2012 and suddenly America finally comes face to face with the dollar crisis I've long predicted, I would then be willing to jump back into the race as a third party. The other candidates would neither understand the nature of nor know how to properly deal with with a dollar collapse, which would not only be a threat to an already fragile economy, but a threat to America's national security. I see it as my duty as an American to ensure the protection of both.
It shifts the dialog from a third party issue to an economics issue, which many voters consider to be Paul's strongest stance. It gives Ron Paul a chance to mention that he accurately predicted the 2008 financial crisis. It puts to rest the issue of whether or not he would run third party. And it gives voters confidence that if the currency crisis he has long predicted does occur before the election is decided, Ron Paul will not abandon America in its time of need.