Thursday, October 25, 2007

Ron Paul Eying a Third Party Run?

From the Political Insider:

Paul Leaves Third Party Door Open An Inch

During an MSNBC interview Wednesday, Rep. Ron Paul was asked if he would run for president as a third-party candidate. Paul replied, "No, I don't plan to run in a third party. That's not my goal. But if we have a candidate that loves the war and loves the neocon position of promoting--" Interviewer Norah O'Donnell cut Paul off at that point, and did not return to the topic during the rest of the interview.

Gee, that sounds a lot like Giuliani. Considering that the religious right
has been talking to the leadership of a certain third party, it is entirely possible he may have been approached. Given the fact that Ron Paul third party run would ruin any chances of the GOP taking the presidency and conceivably bring the war in Iraq to an end sooner I could see why Dr. Paul might consider this option.

I'm left wondering if the GOP would offer him the VP position to head that off and to draw Ron Paul's supporters into the GOP fold come election day.

H/T To Donklephant
and Third Party Watch (for the Video)