Former Libertarian presidential candidate Ron Paul said Monday that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are “very poor choices” for voters who desire real change in Washington:
“I think the people are left with very poor choices and no real contest,” he said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
“Overall, foreign policy won’t change in either party in a significant manner, spending is going to continue, government intervention, the Federal Reserve is going to keep manipulating interest rates and never facing up to the fact that this country has lived way beyond its means and the debt is incomprehensible and all we know is it’s going to grow and grow.”
Paul added he dislikes the potentially messy general election battle coming up between Clinton and Trump.
“I think the fighting, the personal fighting, is a distraction from the real issue, which is personal liberty and the bankruptcy of this country and the failure of our foreign policy. That’s where the problem is.”
Paul also dismissed the ability of a third party candidate like Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson to make any real impact:
“In this country, we do not really have democracy,” he said. “Even if we were really, really super happy with the libertarian candidate, do you think they’d get into the debates?
“No,” the former GOP House represenative from Texas answered. “The debates are run by the Republicans and Democrats. They’d find a way of excluding them.
“That’s not going to happen, unless you’re a billionaire and you put enough pressure and the media capitulates and says, ‘Hey, maybe we ought to talk to a third-party candidate.’”
Watch his comments below:
— Morning Joe (@Morning_Joe) June 6, 2016