The establishment is hoping for a few things, one of which is that the dubbed Ron Paul Movement will die out or at least lose trajectory as he steps out of the limelight and retires.
Unfortunately, anyone who holds that idea clearly has never met anyone involved in that movement. Unlike many political movements we don’t follow a man, we chase ideas, transcendent of ages, of empires, of banks, of decrees, and of fallible individuals.
"The reactionary suicide is “wise,” and the revolutionary suicide is a “fool,” a fool for the revolution in the way Paul meant when he spoke of being “a fool for Christ.” That foolishness can move the mountains of oppression; it is our great leap and our commitment to the dead and the unborn. We will touch God’s heart; we will touch the people’s heart, and together we will move the mountain.” Huey P.