"Ron Paul's Last Stand: A post-mortem on Dr. No's final presidential bid"Submitted by egapele on Tue, 01/08/2013 - 12:23
Whether it was his "final" bid or not remains to be seen but otherwise, a great read.
Ron Paul’s Last Stand
A post-mortem on Dr. No’s final presidential bid
Brian Doherty from the February 2013 issue
As Dr. No heads into the political wilderness (see 'Ron Paul’s Farewell Address to Congress,' page 24), a close reading of his final campaign may tell us more about where the GOP—and the country—are headed than Mitt Romney’s forgettable failure in the general election.
So Ron Paul ran for president and won. Not the presidency, but over two million highly energetic people who—when given the chance—voted for peace, freedom, and sound money. The results of the general election seemed to indicate that a GOP without its Paul faction is at best a losing party. His faction is not going away, and with Romney’s drubbing and a country that doesn’t seem as if it is going to escape its fiscal tailspin any time soon, they bid fair to be even more influential in 2016. That isn’t the same as leading the free world, but it’s more than Paul bargained for when he first entered into politics.