Comment: I stand corrected.

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I stand corrected.

It does appear that Paul was only a Libertarian for a few months.

But that does not contradict anything in the narrative above.

Paul briefly contemplated an independent run in 1992.

http://www.libertarianrepublican.net/2007/12/ron-pauls-forgo...

Paul never comes out and says that he was prohibited from running as a Republican, but he did say it was for "personal reasons".

The behind the scenes jockeying is never 100% clear, but there is other evidence out there that the Party would not allow Paul back into the fold as a candidate.