Comment: Can you quote Dr. Paul actually saying that?

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Can you quote Dr. Paul actually saying that?

Because as recently as 2008 he wasn't discouraging third-party efforts, rather just the opposite. He not only endorsed Chuck Baldwin he said "I continue to wish the Libertarian and Constitution Parties well. The more votes they get, the better.". And the rest of that letter makes it clear that although he chose to remain a Republican, he thought the liberty movement was strengthened by diversity. Which, from a liberty-minded viewpoint, is the only thing that makes sense.
http://www.lewrockwell.com/blog/lewrw/archives/23001.html

Also:

Before election day in 2008, Ron Paul held a press conference in DC, featuring the third party candidates for president; Ralph Nader (Green), Chuck Baldwin (Constitution) and, in absentia, Bob Barr (Libertarian). Ron urged his supporters, as well as all who were frustrated and fed-up with the two-party monopoly to vote for anyone of the third party contenders, rather than the lesser of two evils.

In this video, he recounts the story of what happened when the McCain campaign called asking for Ron's endorsement. He said: "Well, I don't like the idea of getting two or three million people angry at me". The McCain people countered with the argument that he would do less harm than the others. Needless to say, Ron said NO.

http://lewrockwell.com/yk/what-paul-said-to-mccain.html

As for Rand, contrast Ron Paul refusing to endorse a warmonger like McCain, with Rand's decision about what to do for Mitt. They're different people.