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Libertarian Hero Ron Paul Launches 2012 Presidential Campaign
The Blaze ^ | 25 Apr 2011 | Emily Esfahani Smith

Posted on 04/25/2011 6:04:34 PM PDT by mandaladon

According to National Journal, Rep. Ron Paul of Texas will be running for president in 2012:

Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, whose outspoken libertarian views and folksy style made him a cult hero during two previous presidential campaigns, will announce on Tuesday that he’s going to try a third time.

Sources close to Paul, who is in his 12th term in the House, said he will unveil an exploratory presidential committee, a key step in gearing up for a White House race. He will also unveil the campaign’s leadership team in Iowa, where the first votes of the presidential election will be cast in caucuses next year.

Paul, 75, ran as the Libertarian Party candidate in 1988, finishing with less than one half a percent of the vote. After more than a decade as a Republican congressman, Paul gave it another shot in the 2008 presidential election, gaining attention for being the only Republican candidate calling for the end to the war in Iraq and for his “money bomb” fundraising strategy, which brought in millions of dollars from online donors in single-day pushes.

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When Ron Paul made this statement on Larry King: ""They're terrorists because we're occupiers," he lost my support.I would never vote for him.
1 posted on 04/25/2011 6:04:37 PM PDT by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

He’s a kook. His kid is a kook.

Paultards are kooks. Kookery all around.


2 posted on 04/25/2011 6:06:49 PM PDT by humblegunner (Blogger Overlord)
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To: mandaladon

The heavy hitters are starting to come out :)


3 posted on 04/25/2011 6:07:45 PM PDT by onona (Fullly aware that I may be totally)
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To: humblegunner

Correction:

His kid is a geek.

Junior has yet to reach kook status.


4 posted on 04/25/2011 6:08:20 PM PDT by humblegunner (Blogger Overlord)
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To: humblegunner

Ron & Son are nuttier than squirrel poop.


5 posted on 04/25/2011 6:09:06 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: mandaladon
"Sources close to Paul, who is in his 12th term in the House, said he will unveil an exploratory presidential committee..."

What makes him think he'll see anything more during this exploration than the last?

Maybe he's going to put a flashlight up his butt BEFORE his head this time??

6 posted on 04/25/2011 6:09:25 PM PDT by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American
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To: humblegunner

he’s right about some things, wrong about others. He’s probably right more times than we want to admit. If he gets the nomination, I’ll vote for him but he doesn’t have my support for the primary.


7 posted on 04/25/2011 6:10:25 PM PDT by RC one (Donald Trump-I'm listening.)
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To: mandaladon

Great, when ralph nater jumps in it will be like old times.

Seriously, I would vote for Ron over obumber in a heart beat. I just hope it doesn’t come to that, even the Donald would be better then Ron.


8 posted on 04/25/2011 6:10:45 PM PDT by JoSixChip (Top 10% of wage earners pay 70% of total income taxes collected. Bottom 50% pay less then 3%, fair?)
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To: onona

Forgot your “/s” after your statement, did you ?


9 posted on 04/25/2011 6:10:45 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: mandaladon

General/Chat is a good place for this subject.


10 posted on 04/25/2011 6:17:52 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it.)
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To: mandaladon

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2709062/posts

And this from a guy who claims to be the sole supporter of the constitution. F him and the horse he rode in.


11 posted on 04/25/2011 6:18:30 PM PDT by crz
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To: mandaladon

RP never saw a jihadist he didn’t like.


12 posted on 04/25/2011 6:18:43 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: RC one
That kook Paul will get the nomination when this happens!


13 posted on 04/25/2011 6:20:58 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (One of these days, Alice....one of these days.....POW!! Right in the kisser!!!!)
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To: humblegunner

They can’t possibly as dangerous as that bicycle-helmetted Obongo sitting in the oval office right now. Anyone, even Noone would be more preferable!


14 posted on 04/25/2011 6:21:17 PM PDT by MissMack99 (BO Stinks!)
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To: RC one
Ron Paul will fly into buildings to prove that steel doesn't
melt and that Bush was responsible for 9/11. GO PAUL!


15 posted on 04/25/2011 6:21:42 PM PDT by humblegunner (Blogger Overlord)
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To: mandaladon

This looks like a media matters thread.


16 posted on 04/25/2011 6:23:54 PM PDT by taxtruth (Don't end the fed,jail the fed!)
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To: mandaladon
Paul, 75, ran as the Libertarian Party candidate in 1988, finishing with less than one half a percent of the vote.

...and leaving a fundraising scandal that left one of his staffers in jail and created a long standing rift between the Libertarian Party and Paul and Rockwell.

17 posted on 04/25/2011 6:24:22 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: humblegunner

Details please!


18 posted on 04/25/2011 6:25:26 PM PDT by taxtruth (Don't end the fed,jail the fed!)
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To: humblegunner

Details please!


19 posted on 04/25/2011 6:25:39 PM PDT by taxtruth (Don't end the fed,jail the fed!)
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To: RC one

I can not come up with any circumstance under which I, or the men I served with in the 1990 - 1991 war would vote for this turd.

His attack on the troops at that time was over the top and unforgivable. We have not forgotten.


20 posted on 04/25/2011 6:26:55 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: RC one

I can not come up with any circumstance under which I, or the men I served with in the 1990 - 1991 war would vote for this turd.

His attack on the troops at that time was over the top and unforgivable. We have not forgotten.


21 posted on 04/25/2011 6:27:33 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: taxtruth

I’m here at webster hall in NYC at the event. We are waiting for schiff and ron paul to come out.

Place is mobbed.


22 posted on 04/25/2011 6:27:37 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (F U B O ! ! !)
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To: mandaladon

Wrong Paul is way out in the hinterlands on 9-11, Israel and the repeal of DADT.

It’s fine having him in Congress, but for President...don’t think so.


23 posted on 04/25/2011 6:28:29 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Imagine.... a world without islam.)
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To: RC one

I can not come up with any circumstance under which I, or the men I served with in the 1990 - 1991 war would vote for this turd.

His attack on the troops at that time was over the top and unforgivable. We have not forgotten.


24 posted on 04/25/2011 6:28:46 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: RC one

I can not come up with any circumstance under which I, or the men I served with in the 1990 - 1991 war would vote for this turd.

His attack on the troops at that time was over the top and unforgivable. We have not forgotten.


25 posted on 04/25/2011 6:29:25 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: mandaladon

Libertarians? They’re the ones who believe in open borders? Legalized narcotics? The right of women to murder their unborn children? Faggots as a legitimate (liberated?) lifestyle? Yeah, that’s what I thought.


26 posted on 04/25/2011 6:29:30 PM PDT by LouAvul
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To: humblegunner

The only kook I see is you posting a nutty post!


27 posted on 04/25/2011 6:29:35 PM PDT by taxtruth (Don't end the fed,jail the fed!)
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To: mandaladon

Given the economic state of our nation at this point in time, worrying about a war in Iraq ranks about number 835 on my priority list.

Our domestic affairs are so screwed up that the international ones hardly seem to matter at this point.

I would definiely consider voting for Paul, especially with our current crop of half-baked Republican candidates. Once Pence dropped to the side, it’s not looked good.


28 posted on 04/25/2011 6:29:41 PM PDT by CaspersGh0sts
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To: humblegunner
He’s a kook. His kid is a kook.

I agree about the old man, but what's your rationale for calling Rand a kook as well?

29 posted on 04/25/2011 6:30:07 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Imagine.... a world without islam.)
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To: mandaladon
I consider myself a conservative libertarian. Ron Paul is no "hero" of mine.

He's been ok on domestic issues, but his foreign policy and overt pacifism suck...

30 posted on 04/25/2011 6:31:01 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (explosive bolts, ten thousand volts at a million miles an hour)
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To: JoSixChip
...even the Donald would be better then Ron.

Er... No. Trump is a Democrat in a loose fitting GOP costume.

31 posted on 04/25/2011 6:32:28 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (explosive bolts, ten thousand volts at a million miles an hour)
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To: LouAvul

Ron Paul ran as an Republican so what are you talking about?


32 posted on 04/25/2011 6:34:01 PM PDT by taxtruth (Don't end the fed,jail the fed!)
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To: LouAvul

Ron Paul ran as an Republican so what are you talking about?


33 posted on 04/25/2011 6:34:04 PM PDT by taxtruth (Don't end the fed,jail the fed!)
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To: humblegunner

34 posted on 04/25/2011 6:35:04 PM PDT by davetex (All my weapons got melted by a meteor!! No Sh*t)
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To: Dead Corpse

The Donald is wearing an elephant costume with donkey ears ... the hildebeast still has his ________.


35 posted on 04/25/2011 6:35:10 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: Dead Corpse
Vote for Obama then because Palin doesn't stand a chance.
36 posted on 04/25/2011 6:35:59 PM PDT by taxtruth (Don't end the fed,jail the fed!)
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To: ScottinVA
what's your rationale for calling Rand a kook as well?

Scroll on down, I amended my statement.

He's not qualified as a kook. He's just a geek yet.

37 posted on 04/25/2011 6:36:52 PM PDT by humblegunner (Blogger Overlord)
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To: mandaladon

I’m watching Paul on Hannity now. He just made an analogy of Muslims to Catholics.


38 posted on 04/25/2011 6:40:31 PM PDT by death2tyrants
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To: death2tyrants

That will go over well.


39 posted on 04/25/2011 6:42:27 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: mandaladon

He’s a kook in a lot of ways, but he’s the closest thing we have to a Constitutional conservative, which, at the end of the day, I feel is the most important quality. He believes in a strong defense, not offense. He wants to audit the Fed. He wants to end the failed federal war on drugs, and leave it to the states. He personally is more conservative on social issues than people think, he just doesn’t believe it is the federal gubmint’s job to tell us how to behave.

Having said that, he is too old at 75, and carries the aura of failure having run twice already with miniscule results.

As always, we need people who are willing to cut government in the primaries, and support them. It keeps the bigger names (read Romney, Trump) honest, and at least forces them to make similar promises. Will Romney, et al shrink gubmint? No, they will grow it, just like any big name GOP hack that makes it out of the primaries.


40 posted on 04/25/2011 6:43:34 PM PDT by KingOfVagabonds
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To: death2tyrants

Did he say they were similar? Is he insane?


41 posted on 04/25/2011 6:46:04 PM PDT by samiam1972 ("It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish."-Mother Teresa)
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To: Emperor Palpatine

I know far too many leftists who tout Ron Paul to ever give him consideration in any vote.


42 posted on 04/25/2011 6:49:17 PM PDT by CaliforniaCon
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To: MrEdd

I heard you the first time. I’m not voting for Obama nor am I enabling him to win in any way. period. If you want to, go ahead. I served too btw.


43 posted on 04/25/2011 6:50:43 PM PDT by RC one (Donald Trump-I'm listening.)
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To: humblegunner

If Ron’s a kook then we need 535 kooks in congress.


44 posted on 04/25/2011 6:51:03 PM PDT by taxtruth (Don't end the fed,jail the fed!)
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To: taxtruth

Ah. So it’s safe to assume you support Trump?


45 posted on 04/25/2011 6:58:26 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (explosive bolts, ten thousand volts at a million miles an hour)
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To: RC one

Not voting for Obama does not require voting for a different whackjob or liberal.


46 posted on 04/25/2011 6:58:31 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: samiam1972

He seemed to be trying to explain his support for the ground zero mosque. Ie, opposing the ground zero mosque is ‘guilt by association’ blah blah blah...


47 posted on 04/25/2011 6:58:38 PM PDT by death2tyrants
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To: CaliforniaCon

Him standing on a podium next to Douglas Kucinich was his “jump the shark” moment for me.


48 posted on 04/25/2011 6:59:56 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (explosive bolts, ten thousand volts at a million miles an hour)
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To: mandaladon
Libertarian Hero Ron Paul Launches 2028 Presidential Campaign

According to the Holographic Journal, Rep. Ron Paul of Texas will be running for president in 2028:

Rep. Ron Paul, (Ayn Rand Alliance-Tejas, whose outspoken libertarian views and folksy style made him a cult hero during the 1988, 2008, 2012, 2020, and 2024 campaigns, will announce on Tuesday that he’s going to try a sixth time.

Sources close to Paul, who although bedridden, blind, and deaf, is now in his 20th term in the House, said he will unveil an cybernetic leadership team in Iowa, and campaign via projecting his image and voice into voters through a special occular implant chip available at the Ron Paul for President online store.

Paul, 93, will now set the record for oldest major party primary hopeful, beating out Harold Stassen who ran for a final time in 2000 at age 92. Although Paul always finishes in single digits, supporters remain euthesiastic that Paul will finally enter the White House at age 94 next year. Paul fired up the crowd at his campaign kick off speech, telling a reporter who questioned why he had been in Congress for 20 terms that “term limits are unconstitutional!” to a round of thunderous applause. When further questioned, he then added “Hell, the whole dang constitution itself is unconstitutional!” Paul clarified by stating the Constitution is only constitutional when people interpret it the way he does. Paul's campaign manager, Peaches Geldof, who at age 39 wasn't even born when Paul made his first Presidential run, defended his unique take on the constitution. “Dr. Paul is the one who invented the constitution, of course, he told the founding fathers what to write. He gets to decide what's constitutional and what's not. If you disagree with that method of determining the constitutional status of anything, then you're also unconstitutional!”

49 posted on 04/25/2011 7:04:54 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: RC one

Great summary. I agree.


50 posted on 04/25/2011 7:05:19 PM PDT by riri
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