This is a good development:
“I think that most of the Ron Paul folks now have kind of lost interest,” said Wayne Terhune, a Paul supporter who was chairman of the Nevada delegation to the party’s national convention in 2012. He saw some support this year go to the former candidate’s son, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, who left the race after a disappointing finish in the Iowa caucuses.
“A lot of them supported Rand, and now he’s gone. So Trump or somebody? It’s kind of sad,” Terhune said.
Terhune, a Sparks dentist, said he can’t get behind any of the Republican candidates and won’t caucus.
“I’m not going,” he said. “I won’t be there.”
Elections are a government activity. Political parties are government institutions. The Beltway notion that libertarians could take over the GOP was always nuts or worse. Ron Paul, with purity of heart, sought to spread the ideas of freedom, peace, and Austrian economics. He never sought, nor wanted, power over others. In this, as in so many other ways, he remains unique.