Paul at least has not taken the selfish tack of trying to be a spoiler. Ron Paul is an honest though I believe misguided man. Libertarians and Paul would be served much better if they joined John McCain. Paul would make a great FED chairman. :-)
I’m not sure that Ron Paul could retain his seat as a Rebulican congressman in Texas and run as an independent for president.
But, as you said, he did keep his word and not run as an independent.
He just endorsed third party and independent candidates. That is a little strange...or bitter. I do understand where he is coming from. It would be nice to have a third party that is viable.