During tonight's This Is Politics Libertarian presidential candidate debate all three of the participants: George Phillies, Bob Jackson and Robert Milnes said that they would oppose Ron Paul if he seeks the 2008 Libertarian presidential nomination.
The question asked to the candidates asked was "...if Paul were to decide to seek the Libertarian nomination for a second time would you oppose him?" Here is how the candidates responded:
Robert Milnes: "Yes, I oppose him even being a member of the Libertarian party." "...he's running on the Republican ticket, never again vote Republican."
Bob Jackson: "...Ron Paul is out of phase for what it would take to for a Libertarian Party to put a candidate up that can govern the country. He's already polarized too many people and his issues are more argumentative and they're segmented." "He's been in Washington so long drinking that Potomac water, I don't think he has a total understanding of what is to be out here in real America."
George Phillies: "Ron Paul is a conservative Republican. He says he is in his fundraising literature." "I intend to do my best to make sure he is not our nominee because he has no business, with his modern stands, being the Libertarian Party nominee."
Ron Paul was the 1988 Libertarian nominee and has been endorsed by both the 2004 Libertarian presidential nominee, Michael Badnarik, and the '04 Vice presidential nominee, Richard Campagna.
You can listen to complete debate by logging onto www.blogtalkradio.com/tip and clicking on "Libertarian Presidential Debate."