Ron Paul on Monday argued that Democrats and Republicans are presenting everyday Americans with equally poor White House hopefuls.
“Republican or Democrat, the people lose,” he told host Stuart Varney on Fox Business Network’s “Varney & Co." "Nobody wins on this as they continue the same process of big government, spending, militarism and lack of privacy. It’s just different flavors of it, different styles of leadership.”
Paul argued that Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton’s long career in public service proves she is unfit for the Oval Office.
“She has a whole lot of bad ideas,” the former GOP lawmaker from Texas said. "[Clinton] is really very inept. I think Republicans in the House and Senate will curtail her. Every time she says something doesn’t mean it’s going to happen.”
Paul, a two-time Republican presidential candidate, offered a much bleaker assessment of current GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump.
“I don’t think that there will be any curtailing of Donald Trump as president,” he said. "He controls the media, he controls the sentiment [and] he controls everybody. He’s the one who will resort to executive orders more so than [President] Obama every used them.
“I don’t believe that he’s that much of an outsider. When it comes to say troops in the Middle East, he’s not an outsider — he’s more hawkish than the insiders. I would say that he’s done a very good job fooling a lot of people in thinking that he’s completely on the outside.”
Paul additionally dismissed Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Trump’s main GOP presidential primary rival, as a suitable alternative for voters unsatisfied with Trump’s campaign.
“Cruz is strictly send in the troops and carpet-bomb anybody who sneezes at us. He’s easy to figure out and up-front about his militarism."