Ron Paul doesn’t miss much about being in Congress.
The retired Texas Republican congressman and presidential candidate tells “Power Players” he’s relieved to no longer have to book his flights based on House Speaker John Boehner’s schedule and has left the “political shenanigans” of Washington behind.
Paul, who serves as the chairman of the libertarian advocacy group Campaign for Liberty, which was born out of his presidential campaign, says he now gets to focus on the issues of “economics, noninterventionist foreign policy, and personal civil liberties” that he’s “been trying to talk about for 30 years.”
“We have a revolution going on now,” Paul says. “It’s an intellectual revolution. It isn’t this political shenanigans that everyone wants to talk about.”
Asked what the chances are that there will be another Paul presidential campaign in 2016, with his son Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., as the candidate, Paul says he hasn’t talked to his son about the possibility of a presidential campaign.
“Well, you’ll have to ask him,” Paul says. And he jokingly adds, “It just doesn’t look like I would be the likely candidate in 2016.”