Ron Paul is going to be asking the “Fed Question” until the day he dies. Probably the day after too. But will anyone else pick up the mantle? From the Wall Street Journal:
It has been a tough summer and fall for Ron Paul.
In June, he conceded the Republican presidential nomination. In August, he turned down a chance to speak at the Republican convention when he reportedly was told he would have to fully endorse Mitt Romney. A video tribute to Mr. Paul ran instead.
His delegates were barred from and accused of disrupting the party proceedings.
And now through three presidential debates, the Texas congressman’s pet issue, monetary policy, has been ignored. “They don’t want to talk about it,” Mr. Paul said in an interview Tuesday.
He added sarcastically: “It’s not important enough. It’s only half of every single transaction in the world.”
You would think that even if Ron Paul the presidential candidate has failed, Ron Paul the Fed critic would be alive and well, front and center in the national debate. After all, any economist will tell you we are living in an unprecedented time of active central banking…
Mr. Paul said most of our economic ills can be traced to Fed policy run amok. He finds it ironic that the candidates talk about the recession, the jobs lost to it, bailouts, the national deficit and debt swelled by it, without mentioning monetary policy.
“I wish somebody would ask the question,” he said. “I did my best to call attention to it.”
Mr. Paul said that with a hint of finality…
[continues at the Wall Street Journal]