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Ron Paul to announce for president in 2012?
Youtube ^ | August 17, 2010 | RidleyReport

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.


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Yes this is another Ron Paul post. Watch the video before u comment. Peter Schiff is also brought up.
1 posted on 08/20/2010 1:07:28 AM PDT by citizenredstater9271
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To: citizenredstater9271

Oh HELL no....


2 posted on 08/20/2010 1:10:30 AM PDT by Crim (The Obama Doctrine : A doctrine based on complete ignorance,applied with extreme incompetence..)
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To: citizenredstater9271

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.


3 posted on 08/20/2010 1:14:19 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (UniTea! It's not Rs vs Ds you dimwits. It's Cs vs Ls. Cut the crap & lets build for success.)
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To: citizenredstater9271

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.


4 posted on 08/20/2010 1:17:45 AM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla ('“Our own government has become our enemy' - Sheriff Paul Babeu)
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To: DoughtyOne

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.


5 posted on 08/20/2010 1:18:59 AM PDT by citizenredstater9271
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

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?


6 posted on 08/20/2010 1:20:03 AM PDT by citizenredstater9271
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To: citizenredstater9271

So he wants to be the next Bob Dole. There will be no Bob Dole this time.


7 posted on 08/20/2010 1:24:49 AM PDT by Domangart
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To: citizenredstater9271

I hope he runs. I hope his supporters behave like adults who could be trusted to clean the bathroom this time.


8 posted on 08/20/2010 1:26:11 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: DoughtyOne
He is an idiot. He talks big, but has never accomplished anything. He has been in congress for how long? What has he EVER accomplished, other than acquiring as many earmarks (that he says he is against) as possible?
9 posted on 08/20/2010 1:26:20 AM PDT by John D
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To: citizenredstater9271

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.

Take care.


10 posted on 08/20/2010 1:27:20 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (UniTea! It's not Rs vs Ds you dimwits. It's Cs vs Ls. Cut the crap & lets build for success.)
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To: John D

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.


11 posted on 08/20/2010 1:31:26 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (UniTea! It's not Rs vs Ds you dimwits. It's Cs vs Ls. Cut the crap & lets build for success.)
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To: citizenredstater9271

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.


12 posted on 08/20/2010 1:32:34 AM PDT by rbmillerjr (A loud band of PaulBots, Isolationists, Protectionists, 911Inside Jobnuts, 3rdParty Loud Irrelevants)
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To: citizenredstater9271
a movement is still out there waiting to be massively reborn

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.

13 posted on 08/20/2010 1:35:35 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown. -- written by Robert Towne)
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To: John D

Sometimes, you can only accomplish a pure voting record.


14 posted on 08/20/2010 1:37:29 AM PDT by des
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To: citizenredstater9271


15 posted on 08/20/2010 1:42:56 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I don't need a newspaper to know the world's been shaved by a drunken barber.)
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To: citizenredstater9271

God I hope he does not run anymore!


16 posted on 08/20/2010 1:54:09 AM PDT by tallyhoe
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To: citizenredstater9271

Great. 4 more years of “the one”. Go home Ron, it’s all over.


17 posted on 08/20/2010 1:56:39 AM PDT by kempster
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Two more damning pics I can’t imagine. A Jew-hater and an American-hating hag. Blech.


18 posted on 08/20/2010 1:57:17 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown. -- written by Robert Towne)
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To: citizenredstater9271

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.


19 posted on 08/20/2010 2:01:38 AM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: DoughtyOne

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.


20 posted on 08/20/2010 2:09:37 AM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: citizenredstater9271

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.


21 posted on 08/20/2010 2:18:33 AM PDT by ransomnote
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To: citizenredstater9271

The age thing may very well be a factor. And I’m a Ron Paul supporter. It could be the major non-policy factor.


22 posted on 08/20/2010 2:23:36 AM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: citizenredstater9271

Oh jeez, not again!


23 posted on 08/20/2010 2:57:03 AM PDT by sneakers
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To: citizenredstater9271

Well because he is an isolationist and a loon.


24 posted on 08/20/2010 3:16:50 AM PDT by JaneNC (I)
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To: citizenredstater9271

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

http://wigdersonlibrarypub.blogspot.com/2008/05/cindy-sheehan-endorses-ron-paul-over.html

and also:

Sheehan: “I don’t 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).”

http://salsa.wiredforchange.com/o/1590/t/523/blog/comments.jsp?key=346&blog_entry_KEY=21045&t


25 posted on 08/20/2010 3:38:19 AM PDT by tlb
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To: citizenredstater9271

‘Dr. Paul is only a year older then Mccain.’

One reason why, thank God, McCain will never be a candidate for president again.


26 posted on 08/20/2010 3:44:00 AM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla ('“Our own government has become our enemy' - Sheriff Paul Babeu)
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To: Darkwolf377
but I think his followers need to be realistic about his chances, which are only slightly better than mine.

I disagree, there is a chance I would vote for you.
27 posted on 08/20/2010 3:44:41 AM PDT by John D
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To: citizenredstater9271
What difference does age make when you have the strength to lead as Dr. Paul has shown?

When has cut and run EVER shown an ability to lead? In all the time he has been in Washington what has he ever accomplished, except getting every earmark possible?
28 posted on 08/20/2010 3:49:56 AM PDT by John D
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To: citizenredstater9271
Ron Paul = Another spoiler for Obama.


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) “


29 posted on 08/20/2010 4:03:06 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; citizenredstater9271

Great pics in post #15.

Let them always remind us what loon (and Obama clone)
Ron Paul actually is.


30 posted on 08/20/2010 4:06:52 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: citizenredstater9271

joke right?


31 posted on 08/20/2010 4:10:10 AM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: citizenredstater9271

Seems to me if this is true the publicity can only hurt his son’s senate campaign.

The father is a psycho. JMO


32 posted on 08/20/2010 4:17:07 AM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: Crim
From what I can tell, the posters here will rejoice when Mitt Romney is the Republican candidate in 2012. I will not vote for John McCain II. If that happens, I will vote my conscience. I will vote for Ron Paul! Be sure this time that you pick a candidate that is a CONSERVATIVE and NOT a progressive RINO!
33 posted on 08/20/2010 4:20:54 AM PDT by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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I disagree, there is a chance I would vote for you.

Yes, but Ron Paul has the Cindy Sheehan endorsement locked up, so while I thank you for your support, I have work to do...

34 posted on 08/20/2010 4:23:53 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown. -- written by Robert Towne)
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To: truthfreedom

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


35 posted on 08/20/2010 4:32:45 AM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (JD for Senate ..... jdforsenate.com. You either voting for JD, or voting for the Liberal...)
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To: broken_arrow1
From what I can tell, the posters here will rejoice when Mitt Romney is the Republican candidate in 2012.

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.

36 posted on 08/20/2010 4:33:48 AM PDT by ejonesie22 (Christians: Stand for Christ or stand aside...)
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To: Darkwolf377

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!


37 posted on 08/20/2010 4:40:04 AM PDT by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: Diogenesis

When Liz Cheney gets two votes and Paul gets zero(same as Romney),any SANE person should see the writing on the wall.


38 posted on 08/20/2010 5:02:46 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop thinking about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Holy crêpe suzette! That is a scary picture.


39 posted on 08/20/2010 5:03:41 AM PDT by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd = TRUE)
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To: broken_arrow1
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!

Ron Paul hangs around with UFO nuts.

40 posted on 08/20/2010 5:15:06 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown. -- written by Robert Towne)
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To: broken_arrow1

Ron Paul is certain to get all the cindy shehan type anti-American vote, but that is all he will get.


41 posted on 08/20/2010 5:18:04 AM PDT by rideharddiefast
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To: citizenredstater9271

Since they are both crazy that must be what keeps them going.


42 posted on 08/20/2010 5:22:48 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Playing by the rules only works if both sides do it!)
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To: DoughtyOne
He really needs to run as a libertarian.
43 posted on 08/20/2010 5:54:13 AM PDT by MBB1984
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To: MBB1984

He really needs to run on the tin foil party ticket.


44 posted on 08/20/2010 5:57:05 AM PDT by rideharddiefast
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To: 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.

Maybe as massively as the last one? </sarcasm>

45 posted on 08/20/2010 6:05:39 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: citizenredstater9271
Ron Paul is a NUT!
46 posted on 08/20/2010 7:13:04 AM PDT by Jmouse007 (Heavenly Father, deliver us from evil and from those perpetuating it, in Jesus name, amen.)
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To: DoughtyOne
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you're implying that Ron Paul is "sane" ... and I'm NOT just making a cheap-shot here, either ...


Ron Paul and Nancy Peloisi apprear to suffer from the same "old-age" dementia ... sad but true ...


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47 posted on 08/20/2010 7:13:15 AM PDT by Patton@Bastogne
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To: truthfreedom

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.


48 posted on 08/20/2010 7:32:15 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (UniTea! It's not Rs vs Ds you dimwits. It's Cs vs Ls. Cut the crap & lets build for success.)
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To: MBB1984

Well, that would seem to be his natural party wouldn’t it.


49 posted on 08/20/2010 7:36:59 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (UniTea! It's not Rs vs Ds you dimwits. It's Cs vs Ls. Cut the crap & lets build for success.)
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To: Patton@Bastogne

LOL, look, I think Ron does venture over into the strange. In fact, he may own a log cabin there. ;^)


50 posted on 08/20/2010 7:42:40 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (UniTea! It's not Rs vs Ds you dimwits. It's Cs vs Ls. Cut the crap & lets build for success.)
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