In a Thursday interview on PoliticKING with Larry King, former Texas congressman Ron Paul seemed to scoop his own son’s run for the presidency in 2016. The former GOP candidate told the former CNN host “I think it’s great he’s doing it,” referring to a run, something the elder Paul knows all too much about after runs for the White House in 2008 and 2012.
Larry King: “Do you encourage your son to run for President?”
Ron Paul: “Not really, and I have mixed feelings about it because I know what is entailed and how much punishment he gets – it always annoys me he has to suffer some of the consequences because of something I said or did. But he shouldn’t have to do that but that’s the way system works. So yes I think it’s great he’s doing it. He has a good message and he understand free-market economics and I just think that its doing a world of good. But I also know the power and strength of the establishment and its a tough road to hoe I’ll tell you that but I would never have discouraged him from doing it. Just like I didn’t say “Rand I really want to see you go to med school and be a doctor” but I never discourage and was delighted when he did go to med school and become an ophthalmologist.”
After all, as they always say: father knows best.