Ron Paul refuses to endorse any candidate for president this year


Ron Paul will celebrate his 81st birthday on August 20th

Update 8/10/16: The previous title of this article took Dr. Ron Paul’s quote out of context, and caused confusion among some who viewed it thinking that Dr. Paul was speaking out against third parties, when nothing could be further from the truth. I regret this lapse in judgement, and I apologize to everyone who saw the sensationalist headline and formed the wrong idea about Dr. Paul and his views. I would also like to apologize to Dr. Paul as well. -Krzysztof Lesiak

Ron Paul, the 1988 Libertarian Party presidential nominee, 2008 and 2012 GOP presidential candidate and former twelve-term Texas congressman, spoke to 400 student activists at the Young Americans for Liberty conference in Washington, D.C. in late July. Interestingly, as and report, Ron Paul refused to endorse Gary Johnson for president, much less even mention the Libertarian Party throughout his 45-minute speech to a passionate audience. quotes Paul as saying:

“We don’t need a third party, we need at least a second party that will challenge [the] system.” 

According to both websites, Ron Paul said that the two major parties were two sides of the same coin. goes on to recommend an article titled “Libertarians for Gary Johnson? 5 reasons libertarians can’t support Johnson,” written by Andrew Moran and published on July 22nd, 2016.

Wikipedia continues, as of today, to erroneously list Ron Paul on its list of endorsements for Gary Johnson.  (Update: Dr. Paul’s name has since been removed from the list).


7 responses to “Ron Paul refuses to endorse any candidate for president this year

  1. Shock me. Ron Paul’s butt-hurt that the LP didn’t nominate his particular type of libertarian.

    That said, at least four years ago, Johnson wasn’t all sweetness and light himself:


  2. Thane Eichenauer

    I’d say that Ron Paul has good reasons to not promote Gary Johnson. Most of them dealing with Gary Johnson’s inconsistent positions on foreign military polity and his other deviations from pro-liberty policies. Support is earned by words and deeds, not simply by capturing the nomination of the Libertarian Party delegates at convention.


  3. Rest assured that the real reason that Ron Paul did not endorse Gary Johnson is William Weld. Real Libertarians like Ron Paul will not support CFR frauds like Weld.


  4. You should rewrite the headline, it’s misleading and sounds negative towards third parties.


  5. Pingback: Ron Paul says “we don’t need a third party,” refuses to endorse any candidate for president this year | MassCentral, United States

  6. Yeah, the Libertarian candidates this year are more mainstream than the other two nit wits running…..but for beltway insiders the NAP doesn’t have any affect on their life — the pull the strings of aggression for a living….


  7. Pingback: An apology to our readers due to the recent Ron Paul article | American Third Party Report

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