Libertarian Ron Paul might seem like an unlikely supporter of Democratic Socialist Bernie Sanders, but in a recent FOX News interview, he described Sanders as the most “free market” candidate running, while disavowing his rival Hillary Clinton and Republican candidate Ted Cruz.
“You take a guy like Cruz, people are liking the Cruz,” he told the host of Varney & Company on Friday. “They think he’s for the free market, and he’s owned by Goldman Sachs. I mean, he and Hillary have more in common than we [libertarians] would have with either Cruz or Trump or any of them so I just don’t think there is much picking.”
When asked if there was a candidate who best represents the free market, Paul surprised everybody when he said:
“On occasion, Bernie comes up with libertarian views when he talks about taking away the cronyism on Wall Street, so in essence he’s right, and occasionally he voted against war.”
“It’s hard to find anybody — since Rand is out of it — anybody that would take a libertarian position, hardcore libertarian position on privacy, on the war issue and on economic policy. So I always say: You can search for a long time, but you’re not gonna find anybody in the Republican or Democratic primary that even comes slightly close to ever being able to claim themselves a libertarian.”
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