ICYMI: Republicans pay tribute to Ron Paul
On Tuesday evening, Republicans paid tribute to the career of Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), who served in Congress for 22 years and ran for president twice under the GOP banner. The video features comments on Rep. Paul from Carol Paul, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC), Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI), Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and others.
It notes the impact that Rep. Paul has had inside the Republican Party, his commitment to individual liberty and limited government. It also notes that Rep. Paul never voted for a tax increase. Unfortunately, it leaves out some of Rep. Paul’s more well known ideas, such as his anti-war views and criticism of the Federal Reserve (though it does briefly touch on monetary policy).
The video is a nice touch, but counting the votes for Rep. Paul during the nominating process would have added to the tribute, even though it was clear that he wouldn’t win. It would have paid respect where it is due.
Here is the video, in case you haven’t seen it: