Saturday, 23 July 2011

Ron Paul to Retire from Congress

Regardless of the outcome of the Presidential election the evergreen Libertarian and former obstetrician, Texas Congressman Ron Paul, will retire and not seek re-election next year. “I felt it was better that I concentrate on one election… It’s about that time when I should change tactics.” You never know Ron, it might be third time lucky!

By the time this Congress, the 112th, comes to a close Paul will have served eight terms as the representative for Texas’ 14th District and there appears to be no heir apparent at present. However, a straight up GOP re-election there will seemingly not be straightforward as the constituency is subject to redistricting. A local Republican official commented: “I think it will be treated as a wide-open seat… You will have a lot of candidates on both sides.”

Oh come on! Who are we kidding? We all know that Democrats don’t exist in Texas anymore. You could find a burrito, stick a GOP rosette on it and it would still win with 60% of the vote.