Ron Paul announced Monday that he would no longer campaign in states that have yet to hold their presidential primaries, effectively putting an end to the last remaining primary challenge to Mitt Romney.
Before letting him fade away into obscurity (again) I think it’s worthwhile to look back at a half dozen statements he made during the primaries that bare repeating:
“Well, I don't think we should go to the moon. I think we maybe should send some politicians up there.”
Jan. 26, 2012, responding to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer’s question about his thoughts on the space program at the Jacksonville, Fla. debate.
“Because he’s a fake.”
Feb. 22, 2012, answering CNN’s John King’s question at a debate on why he was running an attack ad calling Rick Santorum a "fake."
“I'd like to think of myself as the flavor of the decade.”
Dec. 4, 2011, in an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
“I had the privilege of practicing medicine in the early '60s, before we had any government. It worked rather well, and there was nobody on the street suffering with no medical care.”
Jan. 20, 2012, at the Republican debate in Charleston, S.C.
“I didn't write them, I didn't read them at the time and I disavow them.”
Dec. 21, 2011, asked by CNN about the racist articles in his newsletters from the 1980s and 90s. He later walked out of the interview.
“Maybe we ought to consider a Golden Rule in foreign policy: Don't do to other nations what we don't want happening to us. We endlessly bomb these countries and then we wonder why they get upset with us?”
Jan. 15, 2012, speaking at the Republican debate in Myrtle Beach, S.C.