And he wasn’t saying it in the “we don’t have a democracy, we have a republic” sense.
Sadly he’s largely right.
Though I do get the sense that people are pretty fed up with the political duopoly. Perhaps even fed up enough to actually do something about it. We are in the midst of a significant and complicated political realignment. I might be a bit more optimistic than Doctor Paul here.
No, the debates are run by the Republicans and Democrats,” Paul said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” when asked about the viability of the Gary Johnson-Bill Weld Libertarian ticket.
Republicans and Democrats would “find a way of excluding them,” Paul said, and it would not likely happen “unless you’re a billionaire and can put enough pressure, and the media capitulate and say, hey, maybe we ought to talk to a third-party candidate.”