Kind of a fitting way for Ken Cuccinelli's campaign to wrap things up:
Headlining the final rally of Ken Cuccinelli’s underdog campaign for Virginia governor, Ron Paul suggested the “nullification” of Obamacare on Monday night.Sure, we fought a war over the question of nullification and Ron Paul's position did not prevail, but inconvenient facts like that aren't going to stop doddering old cranks like him from spouting nonsense.
“Jefferson obviously was a clear leader on the principle of nullification,” the former Texas congressman said of the third president. “I’ve been working on the assumption that nullification is going to come. It’s going to be a de facto nullification. It’s ugly, but pretty soon things are going to get so bad that we’re just going to ignore the feds and live our own lives in our own states.”
And it is a bit odd that despite arguing that Federal laws aren't actually legally enforceable that both Paul and his son have spent their entire political careers at the Federal level. I mean, given that they think states are the foundational unit of pretty much everything, you'd think that at least one of them, one time, would run for governor or state office, but instead their family is waging a seemingly permanent campaign for the presidency.
Then again, to expect coherency from advocates of nullification is probably asking for too much, so we'll just have to be content with the fact that neither Ron nor Rand Paul will ever get near the Oval Office—unless they're taking a VIP tour. And the fact that Virginia voters are on the cusp of nullifying Ken Cuccinelli's gubernatorial ambitions is a nice added bonus.