Ron Paul has retired. The iconic leader of the libertarian wing of the Republican Party will no longer be around to oppose unconstitutional bills proposed by his former colleagues.
In fairness, Paul has not officially confirmed his plans for 2016, but there is little chance that the good doctor will make another run for the White House.
This has prompted many among his millions of admirers to begin the search to replace their hero.
In February of this year, Reason magazine ran an article under the headline “Who Will Be the Next Ron Paul?” Mike Riggs, associate editor of Reason, highlighted three members of Congress who he saw as potential torchbearers: Justin Amash of Michigan, John Duncan of Tennessee, and Jared Polis of Colorado.
Earlier this week, another potential presidential candidate in the Ron Paul mold was put forward by a faction within the Paul coalition.
Next week, Revolution PAC will reportedly announce the formation of a committee to draft Judge Andrew Napolitano (pictured) to run as a Republican in 2016 for president.
Notably, Ron Paul once named Napolitano as the man he would choose as a running mate.
According to a story published by Forbes, as well as an announcement on their own website, the Revolution PAC committee will initiate its Draft-the-Judge Campaign by circulating nationwide a petition to gather signatures to demonstrate the level of grassroots support within the liberty movement to put His Honor at the top of the ticket.
The author of the Forbes piece, Lawrence Hunter, explains the impetus behind the drive to recruit Napolitano:
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