Ron Paul: "None Of The Above" Should Be A Choice On Ballots


ASHLEIGH BANFIELD, CNN: So I've got to ask you, as a red lettered American, who probably cherishes the right to vote. Who would you vote for if you think they'll both the same?

PAUL: Well what I would like to have on all the ballots is none of the above. And then we can vote for none of the above.

BANFIELD: That wasn't my question though.

PAUL: But I'm not going to vote for one of those two for sure, you know, they're too close together. And there's the dreamers, even there's, you know, the independent type Republicans that were on my side, someone said, "Yeah, but he's better. But, you know, this whole idea of the lesser two evils, there's something OK about it. I don't think so, I don't see how anything could be improved, because I think once the person is in office.

I mean Obama ran as a true progressive. But he became much more a militant. He liked the war in Afghanistan. He supported the overthrow of the Ukraine and he's sending troops back to Iraq. And I don't even think he fundamentally believes that to tell you the truth. So he - I think the events, even regardless of who wins, will there be enough pressure to do exactly what we have been doing.

They're not going to have the fear to deny them some power to take negative interest rates and all this which needs to be done.

BANFIELD: OK, I may have lost you on my -- your piece for a short moment. But I'm not sure I got the answer though, if Donald Trump is the Republican nominee, would you vote for him?

PAUL: No, no, I mean, I was very explicit about that, I won't vote for Donald Trump.

BANFIELD: Would you just not vote then or would you vote for the Democratic ticket?

PAUL: No, I had mentioned that we should have none of the above, and then you should pick another candidate, you know, if you can't stand any of them and you happen to be a dedicated progressive, you ought to make your vote count and vote for the green party and if happen to be a libertarian, vote for the libertarian party.

But to vote for the lesser two evils, I don't think make it possible, and I know I get a lot of (inaudible) oh, no, from the Republicans, Conservatives I think they would absolutely Trump is so far superior. But quite frankly I'm not sure exactly what he'll do and that bothers me as well because he does -- he can give two positions in one speech, I don't know if you noticed that or not. But he ...

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