It's always fascinating to see a national figure render himself irrelevant with a single act or sentence. Ron Paul took himself out of the category of kindly, wise senior sage, a bit lovingly bonkers, and revealed that no one really knew him at all. With a single sentence, he tottered off the world stage into oblivion. Once the dust settles, he will simply be ignored forever. This will be difficult for his devoted followers who will try their best to prop him up, but he is gone. The media will use his remark to hurt his son Rand, by reminding everyone of what his father said every time Rand Paul runs for office.
Ron Paul will be the Libertarian "Weekend at Bernies."