Like other small wizened creatures concerned with gold, Ron Paul is willing to tell you a secret if you only manage to catch him. Those interviewing him today were most interested in learning Paul's prediction of tonight's results…
"I don't think there's enough difference between the two candidates, and I assume the victor today will be the status quo," Paul said. "We're going to continue with basically the same policies that we've had for a long time, so I don't see the election, as the way its turning out, to be very crucial at all."
Seems a bit at odds with what Mitt Romney and Barack Obama partisans are saying about the stakes in this race. Maybe that's just Paul continuing his appeal to the existentialist-reading teenager demographic — "Election 2012: Nothing Matters and We Will All Die Alone."
In any case, Paul's most fervent supporters are already talking about 2016. "If there is still a United States," reads one of today's entries on the Ron Paul Forums, "we should hold a Liberty primary to be decided the week before CPAC 2015. The winner of the liberty primary will get the full support of the movement along with pledged monetary support of all those who vote."
They'll hold a Liberty primary only if there is still a United States? These are not the Ron Paul supporters I've come to know and respect. I fully expect them to donate their Ameros to Ron Paul 2016, candidate for presidency of the North American Union.
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