What Might Have Been…and What Is!

by | May 31, 2013


Writing in The Hill newspaper, Bernie Quigley points out what could have been, had RPI Chairman Ron Paul been successful in his 2012 run for the presidency. He also points out that the original Tea Party was a very different animal from what it became after being hacked by rapacious Republlican politicos:

“Former Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) said that if he won the nomination for president he would choose former Rep. Dennis Kucinich, a Democrat from Ohio, for his VP. It would have been an interesting choice, as both Paul and Kucinich were brave when it was time to be brave, and although Tea Party today is considered a grass-roots, state-based conservative uprising, it started well back into the George W. Bush administration.”

Although we are not engaged in politics in any form here, one cannot help but ponder what might have been. Luckily for all of us, Dr. Paul and Mr. Kucinich found a way to get together after all — here at the Ron Paul Institute!

Mr. Kucinich is not only a highly valued member of the RPI board of advisors, he was a compelling and moving participant in the press conference that launched the Institute just over a month ago.

(Thanks to LRC for the tip)


  • Daniel McAdams

    Executive Director of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity and co-Producer/co-Host, Ron Paul Liberty Report. Daniel served as the foreign affairs, civil liberties, and defense/intel policy advisor to U.S. Congressman Ron Paul, MD (R-Texas) from 2001 until Dr. Paul’s retirement at the end of 2012. From 1993-1999 he worked as a journalist based in Budapest, Hungary, and traveled through the former communist bloc as a human rights monitor and election observer.

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