BLITZER'S BLOG: Will Ron Paul run as 3rd party candidate?
October 24th, 2011
01:24 PM ET
3 years ago

BLITZER'S BLOG: Will Ron Paul run as 3rd party candidate?

(CNN) – Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul is making it clear that he doesn't think there's a whole lot of difference on the most important issues between his rival, Mitt Romney, and President Barack Obama.

"Would there be a change in foreign policy?" Paul asked during an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press." "No, there would not be."

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  1. westward

    He can't get the Independent vote. Ron Paul is unelectable in any party.

    October 24, 2011 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  2. roscoe

    Let's hope so.....perhaps, Aqua Budda can run as a fourth pary candidate too.

    October 24, 2011 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  3. Robert

    Unlike Crazy Uncle, the rest of us do see a big difference between President Obama and Mitt Romney (or almost any other Republican). If Crazy Uncle wants to run as a third party candidate, then please go ahead and make my day! Out-of-touch ideologues driven with egomania is so much fun to watch! On the plus side, it will reassure the reality-based community that President Obama will be guaranteed re-election by a landslide.

    October 24, 2011 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  4. Willy Loman

    Who cares? Anyone that thinks ending all taxation is a good idea is clearly a confused tool. Maybe he should move to Somalia.

    October 24, 2011 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  5. Charlie from the North

    That would be troubling, There are one issue voters in both parties If you are a Democrat and your one issue is war/peace you might be tempted to vote for Ron Paul and ignore the fact that on every other issue he is as crazy as a bed bug, That would be a shame because Obama needs their support, and if Obama loses they will be the first to complain when Rick Perry, Mitt Romney invades ______(wherever)_____________ for no good reason and they will have themselves to blame.

    October 24, 2011 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  6. Democrat Class Warfare - Destroying the economy, destroying the country

    Where did you get this drivel CNN? Ron Paul would never run as a 3rd party candidate. He knows it would hand the election to Obama and I'n sure his son would dissuade him from this. I guess this is probably the only way Obama will get re-elected so the left is playing it up.

    October 24, 2011 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  7. Woman In California

    Ron Paul has ABSOULTELY no chance of winning as POTUS and he knows it. Hopefully, this will be the end/final chapter of the lunacy of the Ron Paul cult.

    October 24, 2011 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  8. Larry L

    He's the right-wing Ralph Nader. They're like the guy with the crazy eyes and disheveled hair – screaming at cars as they pass his corner. America doesn't need an anarchist. Somalia has a small government – how is that working out?

    October 24, 2011 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  9. cf

    Ron Paul is a loon. I hope he does run as a 3rd party candidate though. Then he and the GOP nominee will split the teabagger vote, and propel Obama to a 2nd term.

    October 24, 2011 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  10. rs

    Ron Paul could become the GOP/TP's Ralph Nader..... wouldn't THAT be cool!

    October 24, 2011 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  11. Blitzer...

    Wolf Blitzer has asked this question roughly 20 thousand times in efforts to discredit Ron Paul with Republican voters.

    Every time he has said definitely not.

    Stop asking you hack!

    October 24, 2011 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  12. wachmonster

    Americans, we need to get to the primaries and ensure Ron Paul gets the republican nomination. The rest of the field Obama included are not ready to restore America. Ron Paul is.

    Ron Paul 2012 !

    October 24, 2011 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |