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Ron Paul Announces Presidential Bid

May 13, 2011 by  

Ron Paul Announces Presidential Bid

At 7 a.m., Representative Ron Paul (R-Texas) announced on Good Morning America (GMA) his intention to run in 2012 for President of the United States.

This is Paul’s third bid for the Presidency. In 1988, he ran on the Libertarian ticket, and he ran again 20 years later as a Republican. In his time in the House, Paul has established one of the most consistently conservative voting records of any Congressman.

According to his website, a fellow Congressman said, “Ron Paul personifies the Founding Fathers’ ideal of the citizen-statesman. He makes it clear that his principles will never be compromised, and they never are.”

Often mocked in the mainstream media for his “extremism,” Paul told GMA he chose to run again because the American people are now expressing the views he has espoused for some time.

“Time has come around to the point where the people are agreeing with much of what I’ve been saying for 30 years,” Paul said.

As to why he is running as a Republican, Paul told GMA reporter George Stephanopoulos, “Running as an Independent here is just about impossible unless you’re a billionaire like Ross Perot. You don’t get on debates. If I was an Independent George, you would not have me on this program this morning.”

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  • Dan az

    ABOUT TIME! now maybe we can get some sanity back to this joke of elections.

  • BrotherPatriot

    From my understanding…he is indeed the Lesser of all the Evils out there.

    That was my blunt reply.

    My more personal opinion…I Thank GOD for this announcement for a truely like the guy and his track record is very much what an American would expect from a candidate. Urge eveyone you know to begin their research on Mr. Paul and let’s hope America can force him into the Presidentcy…but I’m not holding my breath.

    Our votes don’t count…its the electoral college and they already have decided. @.@ They are controlled by the Overclass…nothing is goin to change until we remove the Elitists from their seats of power & that can be alot easier to do than most people realize. This Overclass knows this and absolutely fears us because it’s the natural reaction their prey (us) would take if it were to wake up from the induced slumber that the attacker (them) has inflicted upon the prey. Kind of like some hunters that inject a numbing effect upon the prey and then begin to feast…all the while the prey is unknowing. However, every once inna while the prey slaps at the bite…let us hope we slap & slap HARD!

    God Bless and Wake up my brother & sisters!

  • Dan az

    Now maybe its time for a movement to replace the congress with conservatives from the libertarian party and bring back justice to this toilet.We need like minded people to pull this nation back from the brink of disaster.
    http://libertarianparty.org/platform

    • TIME

      Dan,
      DITTO!

  • Jim Monroe

    I can’t wait for Ron Paul to take apart that blow-hard Newt Gingrich!

    • BrotherPatriot

      Agreed…!!!

  • Curtis S

    Finally some sanity. Hopefully there will be no more talk of Palin, Bachmann or Trump. Who would be his running mate? Could it be a Rand & Rand ticket?(I know… I know… I’m getting ahead of myself.)

    • http://naver samurai

      Paul/Bachman or Paul/Daniels or Paul/Palin would all be winning tickets. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

      • BrotherPatriot

        Paul/Bachmann…imho.

  • DaveH

    So we are “Extremist” now for obeying the main law of the land, the Constitution. Kind of like calling a robber’s victims “Extremists” for calling the police.

    When are the Ignorant voters going to wake up and realize they are being manipulated by the Liberals?

  • http://marcum1@wildblue.net coal miner

    Miner,

    Ron Paul or Mitch Daniells,our next president.

  • http://marcum1@wildblue.net coal miner

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  • http://deleted Claire

    It will be interesting to see how much attention the media gives Ron Paul. Especially since they almost ignored him the last go-around.

    • DaveH

      Watch Judge Napolitano on Fox Business Channel, Claire.

  • s c

    Folks, you MUST realize that because Washington is what it is [America's focal point of corruption, greed and power], Ron Paul’s chances of doing the right thing are somewhere between slim and none. Do I not want him? No, that’s not my point. Our disgusting “elites” and their pals have become so powerful for so many years that it may take a civil war to put the bastards/bastardettes in their place.
    At the same time, Mr. Paul surely has a good idea what he will have to risk if he gets into the White House. Assuming that he’s not another sleeper and hasn’t already sold himself to the highest bidder, America is in a fight for its life.
    Sacrifice will be more than just a word. Sadly, sacrifice wouldn’t be necessary if we had culled out some of the traitors and back-stabbers over the years. I’ll give Ron Paul the benefit of the doubt, but I will NEVER give Herr Obummer or any of his freedom-hating pals (and bosses) any benefit of that doubt (you can include McCain, Gingrich, Romney and all other hooker ‘Republicans’ in that bunch).

    • Dan az

      sc
      who would you like to see in?

      • DaveH

        Thomas Jefferson or James Madison.

  • jopa

    How about Jack Daniels or Jim Beam?That pizza guy was quite impressive in the debates.What was his name “PapaJohn”?

    • Dan az

      Any thing would be better than what we have now!

  • texastwin827

    His own party fears him, so watch…they will do like they did the last time…try to bar him from every important debate. Most likely the Republican party is set to put ole Newt in the chair…god forbid!

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