Ron Paul in 2008?
Looks like Congressman Ron Paul, Republican from Texas, has filed papers to form an exploratory committee for a run for the White House in 2008. This seems like good news to me, at first glance.
Problem is, when I heard the first rumblings about this earlier today, there was only speculation as to what party's nomination he'd be seeking. Turns out, he'll be seeking the Republican nomination, a long shot at best.
Ron Paul, as some of you may know, ran for president back in 1988 on the Libertarian Party ticket. When I first got word of him running again this morning, I'd hoped he might run with the LP, not that I thought that would go anywhere.
I'll have to say, of all the other names I've seen thrown out as possible presidential candidates from all parties, including the Libertarian, I haven't been impressed with any of them.
There actually was one, a Democrat (for perhaps the first time in my life), that actually had me a bit interested, but I lost interest in him just recently.
So, since I'm 99.9% certain Paul will fail to get the Republican nomination, looks like I might be stuck with casting a protest vote for whoever the LP candidate is in 2008. Either that, or not vote at all.