His legacy, fittingly, is one of failure.
Ron Paul is anything but a fraud. Paul is a fervent supporter of the Constitution and one of the very few prominent politicians to openly oppose the entity that enables Big Government and robs us blind: The Federal Reserve. It’s no coincidence that The Fed, the Income Tax, direct election of senators (effectively ending Federalism) all happened at about the same time.
I recognize that Libertarianism is not embraced on FR, or by the Republican Establishment, or by Talk Radio for that matter. All claim to be supporters of Liberty, but are essentially statists - supporting Medicare, Social Security, military interventions, the War on Drugs (...and, No, I am not and have never been a drug user), and, above all - Israel.
Still, I am very disappointed that Romney lost.
He was blaming us for 9/11 and does not seem to understand the evil in the world. If everyone in the world were libertarian then their principles would work, but that is not reality. His stances on fiscal issues I mostly agree with. We are broke and printing money is not the answer.