I know, but he was asked a few weeks ago by Hannity if he would run as an independent if he lost the nomination, and he said no, but did not rule out a third party bid. I think he'll be the Libertarian nominee, and with the backing he has so far, and getting media attention, we may yet see him force his way into the presidential debates in the fall of 08 if he runs on a Libertarian ticket.
There's no way he'll win the Republican nomination, now that the Party has announced all states that moved their primaries up will now lose half of their delagates to the convention, and stated that the Party will decide whose credential they will accept and who they will not, so look for a lockout of Paul delagates.http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071109/ap_on_el_pr/gop_primaries;_ylt=AomeAQa2wJIaTx3Gi4.uS3Ks0NUE
The Republican National Committee voted 121-9 Thursday to impose the penalties. Duncan, who has final say over the matter, said he would go along.
The states "were made fully aware of what the consequences would be," he said.
Nevertheless, state party leaders expressed optimism that their entire delegations would be seated, perhaps hoping the eventual nominee would restore them.
At the national convention, a committee on credentials accepts the official list of delegates in attendance, a usually perfunctory process that could become contentious.