If he would run as a third-party candidate, he said, he likely would do it as an independent rather than as a Libertarian. “There’s too many people we’ve brought together,” Paul said of his many kinds of supporters. “I have a lot of Democrats who express interest in what I’m doing,” with foreign policy.Stephen Gordon quotes Paul on the radio show of somebody named Glenn Beck:
GLENN: Will you run as a third candidate if you done get the nomination?
PAUL: No, I don’t want to do that. I have no plans of doing that. This is a tough enough job right now.
GLENN: Really? Well, why is that? You don’t think — I mean, if it was McCain and Clinton, you don’t think there would be a lot of people going, well, jeez, I can’t vote for either of them?
PAUL: I think it’s the system that bothers me the most. You know, the job of getting on the ballot, I probably spend millions of dollars and half of my effort just wondering if I could even get on the ballot. Then the debates wouldn’t be available to me and you probably wouldn’t have me on your program or something.