Texas Congressman and Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul has announced that he won’t be spending resources to contest Republican primaries in any states that haven’t yet voted. It’s just another reason why Mitt Romney is now described as the “presumptive” Republican nominee.
Paul always seemed like somebody’s batty uncle. Now that he’s called a kind of end to his campaign, he can go back to the House of Representatives, where he has served for years and accomplished virtually nothing. (Of course, the people who support Paul probably think that is a good thing. When you take a libertarian approach to the issues, you don’t want the federal government doing much of anything.) Still, Paul was entertaining, and his views clearly resonated with a quirky core of voters. Accordingly, he deserves a bit of farewell doggerel:
Bring all troops home, so Ron Paul said,
And while we’re at it, shut down the Fed
Time to get government off our backs
Which means we end the income tax
And there’s one other thing we hate
Yes, that would be the welfare state
We’ll also strongly protect our borders
While we all become gold hoarders
So anti-government Ron is done
Now he’ll head back to . . . Washington?