Politico: Ron Paul on The Tonight Show with Jay LenoSubmitted by telepathic on Wed, 09/05/2012 - 09:23
By TIM MAK | 9/5/12 6:54 AM EDT
Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) confirmed Tuesday that he wouldn’t be looking at a third-party independent run, joking with late-night host Jay Leno that he needs to “take a rest and prepare for 2016.”
“The system is very biased. We talk a lot about democracy. We send our troops overseas. We want to spread democracy. But democracy isn’t all that healthy in this country, because, if you’re in a third party, you don’t get into the debates,” said Paul on “The Tonight Show.” “The truth is that if I would have tried to do what I have done over the last several years to do exactly what I have done in a third party, I probably wouldn’t have made it to your show.”
“If you ever come [to] the conclusion, heaven forbid, that the two parties aren’t that different, then what is left?” asked Paul, explaining why he remains a Republican.