Ron Paul enthusiastically endorses son Rand Paul for President.

Ron Paul enthusiastically endorses son Rand Paul for President.

Putting an end to months of speculation, former congressman Ron Paul proudly and enthusiastically endorsed his son Senator Rand Paul for President of the United States in 2016.

Paul’s endorsement will do two things, it stops the rumors that the elder Paul didn’t agree with his son on enough issues for him to publicly endorse him, and gives Ron’s enemies an opportunity to attack Rand for being too much like his father.

Paul wrote: 

Rand is the ONLY one in the race who is standing up for your Liberty, across the board….he is our best hope to restore liberty, limited government and the Bill of Rights and finally end the big spending status quo in Washington, D.C….

Remember, truth is treason in the empire of lies. And nowhere is that more true than when it comes to Washington, D.C. and their media mouthpieces.

Even where Rand and I do have minor differences of opinion, I would take Rand’s position over any of his opponents’ in both parties every time….

There is not one candidate who has run for president in my lifetime who can say they fully share my commitment to liberty, Austrian economics, small government, and following the Constitution, [more] than my son, Rand Paul.

That’s why I have wholeheartedly endorsed him.

I know the media likes to play this little game where they pit us, or certain views, against each other.

Don’t fall for it. They’re trying to manufacture storylines at liberty’s expense. You’ve spent years seeing how the media treated me. They aren’t my friends and they aren’t yours.

David Weigel of the Washington Post reports: 

The headlines neatly tell the story [of Ron Paul’s supposed wariness toward his son]. “Ron Paul’s Passive-Aggressive Campaign Against Rand Paul.” Rand Paul Has a Daddy Issue.” “Like Father, Like Son? Not Exactly.” Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has endeavored so much to distinguish his “libertarian-ish” views from his father’s “voluntarist” politics that any snark from the paterfamilias generates a story. He’ll joke that he’s still looking at who to endorse; it will be reported like Saturn devouring his offspring.

There will be no snark this weekend. As Rand Paul heads out of the country for a medical mission to Haiti, Ron Paul will make a print and e-mail pitch to donors. It is his first such email on Rand Paul’s behalf since the April 7 start of his presidential bid.

The liberty movement members who were on the fence might be swayed enough now, especially after Senator Paul’s brutal battle with Governor Chris Christie on the NSA and the 4th Amendment in the recent presidential debate. It’s now fully apparent that Rand Paul is the only civil liberties candidate, and limited government lovers will either stake their claim with Paul, vote for the eventual Libertarian Party candidate, or not vote entirely.

If libertarians weren’t sure about him before, they’ll probably never be now, and all the more reason to move on and capture the larger voting blocs. You can’t win with libertarians alone. Sen Paul will now have to do the hard work of raising money from big donors, and press the flesh at as many events as possible, while trying to stay true to the core supporters who are providing the energy and activism necessary to win.


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