Ron Paul Reflects On Leaving Congress And What's Next For Him
Radio show host Alan Comes interviews Ron Paul, who expresses no regrets about leaving Congress; says he is looking forward to hitting the lecture circuit on college campuses and building the revolution among young people.
Paul chided Republicans for rushing to cut social programs and entitlements without really reforming them -- "We could save a lot of money, and we don't have to go immediately after the entitlement system and child health care." (Minute Mark 2:43)
He also responded to Comes's question about whether Rand Paul was carrying his (Ron's) torch forward and planning to run for president in 2016:
Alan Comes: “Is he (Rand) carrying the torch of your message going forward? There is talk of him running as a candidate in 2016.”
Ron Paul: “Well, we haven’t talked about that but I hope he sticks basically to the principle of liberty, and I believe he will. But, it has to be more than Ron Paul and Rand Paul. I mean if this is significant you have to have literally thousands of people involved, and you have to have an intellectual change. That’s what I’m interested in more than the politics. . . . A third party would be nice but that’s not going to happen in the near future because the Republicans and the Democrats write the rules. Guess who runs the debates: the Democratic and Republican Parties. It’s very biased, you can’t get on the ballots, you don’t get recognized by the media." (Minute Mark 7:00)