Skip to comments.Ron Paul to announce for president in 2012?
Posted on 08/20/2010 1:07:26 AM PDT by citizenredstater9271
Even if it's just a rumor, the flurry of activity on RonPaulForums.com surrounding it could signify that a movement is still out there waiting to be massively reborn.
Oh HELL no....
Even if I did agree with Ron 100% of the time, what is going to make this campaign any different than the ones that preceded it?
There comes a point where you have to have the grace to accept that you aren’t main stream.
Not being main stream can be a plus if you’ve got the right platform. Ron has more or less shopped his platform around, and very few people are buying.
I wish he would take a pass on 2012.
To be elected at the age of 77, re-elected at the age of 81, and to hold office until he is nearly 86. He will be barely able to recognize his son by then.
I see what u mean. Dr. Paul has very dedicated and vocal supporters. I think the future of the GOP is going to lean more towards Dr. Paul’s ideas about restoring American Constitutionalism and going back to a 100% free market by ending the FED and bringing back gold and silver money. The tea party movement was started by Dr. Paul’s support base. And he has a wide range of support in New Hampshire where the Liberty Movement is taking charge.
Dr. Paul is only a year older then Mccain. What difference does age make when you have the strength to lead as Dr. Paul has shown?
So he wants to be the next Bob Dole. There will be no Bob Dole this time.
I hope he runs. I hope his supporters behave like adults who could be trusted to clean the bathroom this time.
Quite some time ago, I found Paul to be pretty solid on some issues that concerned me. For perhaps five to ten years, I would see his name pop up from time to time, and I liked what I saw.
Then I learned more about his platform. I wouldn’t personally be able to support him.
I wouldn’t be surprised to see him run again. I wouldn’t be surprised to see him garner some support, but the more he garners, the better chance of Obama serving a second term.
We ABSOLUTELY MUST place a well rounded Conservative as our candidate in 2012. If we come up with another McCain, we might just as well stick a fork in this nation. It will be done...
That’s my take on it.
I like some of his fiscal policy. I’m not a big fan of the Fed. Some of his foreign policy strikes me as unrealistic and strange.
I’d have to say that your description is more close to my actual view of him, but I’m not here to dump on the guy, deserving or otherwise.
It would seem cooler heads would prevail this time around, and avoid backing a losing proposition again. I would certainly hope so.
Keep waiting for that massive movement to be reborn.
Doesn’t a movement have to be born...in order to be reborn?
Since he thinks 911 is an inside job...I’m betting he is for the GroundZero Obma Victory Mosque.
I missed the massiveness last time, I guess.
I see your name on a lot of the threads posted about Paul. Good for you for your interest and opening discussion, but I think his followers need to be realistic about his chances, which are only slightly better than mine.
Sometimes, you can only accomplish a pure voting record.
God I hope he does not run anymore!
Great. 4 more years of “the one”. Go home Ron, it’s all over.
Two more damning pics I can’t imagine. A Jew-hater and an American-hating hag. Blech.
I’m a Ron Paul supporter, but this type of post here on Free Republic does not help Ron Paul. Presumably, you want to help Ron Paul.
Stay here, watch for Ron Paul threads, comment positively about Ron Paul, defend his position.
Post Ron Paul news when Ron Paul makes news.
But skip the vanities. People here know who Ron Paul is.
If he does run, he’ll still have his passionate supporters. Those passionate supporters will give him a lot of $. Since 2008, Ron Paul supporters have been joining the Republican Party at the local level. The relevance of this is yet to be determined. A look at the Maine GOP Platform has a lot of hints of a Ron Paul influence - “Austrian Economics”, an explicit mention of Ron Paul.
It remains to be seen whether these advantages will translate into votes. What you’re saying may very well be right. If he is runs, and is smart, he could use his organization, and his money to get closer than he came in 2008. His message is closer to the tea party message than any other politician.
Well, McCain is also considered by many, at least according to threads on FR and other websites, to be too old to elect now but that’s partly based on his rather dottering behavior.
I don’t believe Ron Paul is POTUS material (he is a leader with a small ‘l’, not a national stage leader; I feel that McCain is also a small ‘l’ leader in that he distinguished himself under the harshest imaginable conditions in Vietnam and he lead men honorably, I just don’t believe he should lead a nation) and I am desperately hoping that someone I can support will show up. Ah..basically I will vote for a mackerel if one runs against Obama but I DON’T want to be in THAT postion....again.
The age thing may very well be a factor. And I’m a Ron Paul supporter. It could be the major non-policy factor.
Oh jeez, not again!
Well because he is an isolationist and a loon.
Ron Paul,the only republican Cindy Sheehan can stomach. Proving the adage, birds of a feather.
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Cindy Sheehan endorses Ron Paul over Barack Obama
Sheehan: I dont want to even discuss who is likely to be the Republican nominee, because besides having little foreign policy difference between any of them and Hillary, anyone of them would be a complete disaster on matters of war and peace, with the possible exception of Ron Paul (Tx).
‘Dr. Paul is only a year older then Mccain.’
One reason why, thank God, McCain will never be a candidate for president again.
RESULTS Feb. 2010 Early Freerepublic.com straw vote FOR GOP PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION
Governor Palin was the overwhelming choice of freepers who voted!
Palin - 102 votes - THE WINNER
None Of The Above - 12 votes
Barbour - 10 votes
Hunter - 8 votes
Demint - 7 votes
Pence - 3 votes
Ryan - 3 votes
Jindal - 2 votes
Jeb Bush - 2 votes
Liz Cheney - 2 votes
Mitch Daniels - 2 votes
Newt Gingrich - 2 votes
Thune, Gary Johnson, Joe Wilson, Scott Brown, and Rick Perry all got a vote.
No Votes for Mitt RomneyCARE, Ron Paul, Huckabee, or Pawlenty .... 0 votes (none, zed, nada, doughnut, oh-no)
Great pics in post #15.
Let them always remind us what loon (and Obama clone)
Ron Paul actually is.
Seems to me if this is true the publicity can only hurt his son’s senate campaign.
The father is a psycho. JMO
Yes, but Ron Paul has the Cindy Sheehan endorsement locked up, so while I thank you for your support, I have work to do...
I think Ron Paul saw who he would be up against in 2012...and decided to run. Most of the ones specualted to run for the GOP nomination are closer in political thought to Obama than to conservatives.
Rep. Paul ran a good campaign in 2008....and has even a better chance in 2012. Whatever his critics say or claim....one thing is for sure: If you are tired of the usual Washington stupidity....vote for Ron Paul.
Although I did not support Mr Paul in 2008....I would be more likely to support in 2012....most of the rumored 2012 GOP candidates are just one small step away from liberalism
Obviously your ability to tell is either horribly inadequate or you don't get out much...
Romney is loathed more than Paul here. Indeed Paul is just an entertaining old loon except for his anti-war spew and his Jew hating associates which is his major downfall. Paul is no conservative, he sounds like it sometimes then WHEW, right off the bend.
Mitt is a socialist turd.
I am sure Cindy Sheehan would vote for Ron Paul because he is against the unending wars that have drained us of our sons lives and our fortunes to the brink of the debt crisis we now face. I am no Cindy Sheehan fan, but these protracted wars have got to stop...they are killing the USA! The days of US Imperialism are about over because between that and the endless entitlements, we are broke! Give me DeMint-Bachmann in 2012, or I am voting for Ron Paul!
When Liz Cheney gets two votes and Paul gets zero(same as Romney),any SANE person should see the writing on the wall.
Holy crêpe suzette! That is a scary picture.
Ron Paul hangs around with UFO nuts.
Ron Paul is certain to get all the cindy shehan type anti-American vote, but that is all he will get.
Since they are both crazy that must be what keeps them going.
He really needs to run on the tin foil party ticket.
Maybe as massively as the last one? </sarcasm>
It will be interesting to see what happens when fiscal conservative meets isolationist.
Ron has an interesting set of facial expressions that can be entertaining too.
Well, that would seem to be his natural party wouldn’t it.
LOL, look, I think Ron does venture over into the strange. In fact, he may own a log cabin there. ;^)