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Ron Paul Officially Announces 2012 Presidential Bid
Fox News ^ | 05/13/2011

Posted on 05/13/2011 5:10:54 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

EXETER, N.H. -- Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, officially entered the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination Friday.

He said, "At this moment I'm officially announcing I am a candidate."

"The time has come around to the point where the people are agreeing with much of what I've been saying for 30 years so I think the time is right," he told ABC's "Good Morning America."

Paul, 75, made the announcement ahead of a rally in Exeter, part of a two-day swing through New Hampshire following a stop in Iowa.

The libertarian, who has already run twice for the presidency in 1988 and 2008, had already formed a presidential exploratory committee, opened an office in Iowa and raised more than a million dollars online on the day of the first Republican presidential debate in South Carolina last week.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 2012; haroldstassen; morethorazineplease; no; paulkucinich12; potus; ronpaul; spotthelooney; texas
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So, we now have TWO who have made their presidential bid official:

NEWT GINGRICH and RON PAUL

Are we all excited yet??

1 posted on 05/13/2011 5:10:56 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

*YAWN*


2 posted on 05/13/2011 5:11:52 AM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November (2012) from my house.)
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To: SeekAndFind

No, Ron Paul spoke out his ass about being against the killing of Bin Laden. How does he think that isn’t going to bite him in that same ass.


3 posted on 05/13/2011 5:12:35 AM PDT by sigzero
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To: SeekAndFind

maybe if it was Rand Paul....


4 posted on 05/13/2011 5:14:16 AM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: SeekAndFind

Gingrich, Ron Paul......now we only need that joke of a candidate Trump and we will have a trifeca fail. Where are the serious candidates?????? I just don’t get the best feeling for 2012. Well you folks said that Obama will lose to a pet goat. I trust you that whoever they put up for Republican Nomination is going to beat Obama. Many here have said that many times over.


5 posted on 05/13/2011 5:17:31 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: SeekAndFind
Sticking our heads in the sand is a tried and true foreign policy.

6 posted on 05/13/2011 5:24:17 AM PDT by allmost
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To: SeekAndFind

One of the most critical elections in over 30 years, and this is what we have to choose from so far.

Wow.


7 posted on 05/13/2011 5:25:41 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (A communist is just a liberal in a hurry)
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To: silverleaf
"Wrong" Paul.

No thanks.

Where's the "Geez, not this $#*? again" guy?

8 posted on 05/13/2011 5:29:59 AM PDT by Jane Long (2 Chron 7:14)
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To: SeekAndFind

Oh joy.


9 posted on 05/13/2011 5:31:11 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: SeekAndFind

10 posted on 05/13/2011 5:31:54 AM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: SeekAndFind

They support Ron Paul. Why don't you? You Infidels!

11 posted on 05/13/2011 5:34:19 AM PDT by McGruff (When it comes to Obama's birth certificate. Trust, but verify.)
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To: truthfreedom
Photos ops really are not indicative of anything:


12 posted on 05/13/2011 5:34:43 AM PDT by Artemis Webb (artemis_webb@yahoo.com --Lord knows how long before I'm banned so please say hello sometime.)
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To: SeekAndFind
He let stephanopolis take him apart this morning... stephie was trying to get paul to run as an indy... paul did handle that well but george really took him to task... embarrassing.

LLS

13 posted on 05/13/2011 5:34:49 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (THANK YOU PRESIDENT BUSH!)
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To: SeekAndFind

14 posted on 05/13/2011 5:35:49 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Bad posters drive out good; don't post and drive!)
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To: SeekAndFind

15 posted on 05/13/2011 5:46:05 AM PDT by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Ron Paul is a NUT and anyone who supports him is foolish to do so.


16 posted on 05/13/2011 5:46:14 AM PDT by Jmouse007 (Lord deliver us from evil and from those perpetuating it, in Jesus name, amen.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Here’s all anyone needs to know about Ron:
http://www.whoradio.com/pages/simonconway.html?article=8557552


17 posted on 05/13/2011 5:49:24 AM 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: SeekAndFind

I like his brother Peter!


18 posted on 05/13/2011 5:56:06 AM PDT by kempster
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To: truthfreedom; All

Then later Ron Paul stabbed Reagan in the back by calling him a failure..


19 posted on 05/13/2011 5:56:27 AM PDT by KevinDavis (http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/html/uscode08/usc_sec_08_00001401----000-.html)
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To: SeekAndFind
Photobucket
20 posted on 05/13/2011 6:01:49 AM PDT by lonevoice (Where the Welfare State is on the march, the Police State is not far behind)
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To: lonevoice
That's sad. Photoshop?
21 posted on 05/13/2011 6:07:57 AM PDT by allmost
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To: SeekAndFind

Don’t worry Mitch Daniels is going to be the GOP conservative designated loser and heir to McCains position.


22 posted on 05/13/2011 6:08:55 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (Shut up and eat your Beans!)
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To: napscoordinator

The only reason Ron Paul, Herman Cain (who is on my short list) and Newt have announced early is because they’re trying to get a buzz going before the big guns announce they’re running. It’s STILL very early, just chill out we’re in the early, early phases of the 2012 campaign.


23 posted on 05/13/2011 6:10:31 AM PDT by erod (Unlike the President I am a true Chicagoan.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Great... 12 more months of inane RON PAUL! RON PAUL! RON PAUL! postings.


24 posted on 05/13/2011 6:11:45 AM PDT by kevkrom ("Winning The Future" = WTF = What The F*** / "Kinetic Military Action" = KMA = Kiss My A**)
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To: allmost

Sticking our heads in the sand is a tried and true foreign policy.

And don’t forget the part about grabbing our ankles. ;)


25 posted on 05/13/2011 6:11:45 AM PDT by erod (Unlike the President I am a true Chicagoan.)
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To: napscoordinator
Where are the serious candidates??????

Waiting for the "silly season" candidates to burn themselves out?

26 posted on 05/13/2011 6:13:21 AM PDT by kevkrom ("Winning The Future" = WTF = What The F*** / "Kinetic Military Action" = KMA = Kiss My A**)
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To: erod

Importing the petroleum jelly tends to ruffle some feathers.


27 posted on 05/13/2011 6:14:12 AM PDT by allmost
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To: truthfreedom

“Ron Paul’s embrace of Reagan’s legacy represents a significant change of heart. Actually, it’s the second time that Paul has changed his mind about Reagan. After endorsing Reagan for president in 1976 and again in 1980, Paul became disenchanted, leaving the Republican party in 1987. The following year, he told the Los Angeles Times on May 10, 1988:
“The American people have never reached this point of disgust with politicians before. I WANT TO TOTALLY DISASSOCIATE MYSELF FROM THE REAGAN ADMINISTRATION.”


28 posted on 05/13/2011 6:16:25 AM PDT by erod (Unlike the President I am a true Chicagoan.)
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To: erod

Thanks for that injection of calm and logic.


29 posted on 05/13/2011 6:17:43 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (American Thinker Columnist / Rush ghost contributor)
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To: allmost

I don’t get your response. I’m for drilling here and getting the majority of our oil out of the Middle East and from countries that hate us. But, I also acknowledge that America is dealing with a deranged enemy who wants to wipe us out in the name of their perverted religion and philosophy. The oil stuff adds to that, but it’s not the sole cause.


30 posted on 05/13/2011 6:21:07 AM PDT by erod (Unlike the President I am a true Chicagoan.)
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To: sigzero

Oh Joy.............


31 posted on 05/13/2011 6:26:27 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA
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To: erod

Name the causes, in your view.


32 posted on 05/13/2011 6:26:41 AM PDT by allmost
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To: SeekAndFind

Ron Paul is the only candidate for President that believes in limited government, sound currency, an America first foreign policy, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. So its no surprise then to see a lot of the folks on Free Republic that would rather vote for Barry Soetoro than see Ron Paul in the White House.


33 posted on 05/13/2011 6:26:41 AM PDT by Roninf5-1 (If ignorance is bliss why are so many Americans on anti-depressants?)
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To: Roninf5-1

A lot of conservatives like big government just as much as the tools on the left..they just like it in their venues.


34 posted on 05/13/2011 6:32:14 AM PDT by riri
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To: SeekAndFind
Are we all excited yet??

I'd rather watch my hair continue to grey.

35 posted on 05/13/2011 6:33:36 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Rose, there's a Messerschmitt in the kitchen. Clean it up, will ya?)
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To: kempster

RE: I like his brother Peter!

I’m partial to his sister Mary :)


36 posted on 05/13/2011 6:41:19 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: allmost

I just did, or maybe I should blame America first like Ron Paul supporters do.


37 posted on 05/13/2011 6:53:32 AM PDT by erod (Unlike the President I am a true Chicagoan.)
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To: erod

Insert pancake on head, query me further. :)


38 posted on 05/13/2011 6:56:14 AM PDT by allmost
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To: Roninf5-1
That's very similar to this post, for which JimRob zotted the poster.
39 posted on 05/13/2011 7:01:42 AM PDT by lonevoice (Where the Welfare State is on the march, the Police State is not far behind)
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To: SeekAndFind
He said, "At this moment I'm officially announcing I am a candidate."

Animated Gifs

40 posted on 05/13/2011 7:11:10 AM PDT by death2tyrants
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GOOD! The more the better! Let him bring his ideas so they can be looked at and or rejected. He will make debates better if nothing else. Is he a nut? Maybe, but maybe he has a few good ideas. Its called A Republic—and it only works if people take part. Bring on the war of ideas!


41 posted on 05/13/2011 8:59:54 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: SeekAndFind

I love these threads. You get the conservatives who know Ron Paul is pretty much a joke and we see him as nothing more than comic relief.

Then you get the scattered worshipful comments made by Paul’s acolytes, saying things like “Ron Paul is the only person who cares about the constitution,” or “Ron Paul is the only one who can save us,” etc. and it just gets more entertaining. LOL


42 posted on 05/13/2011 10:28:26 AM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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Then you get the scattered worshipful comments made by Paul’s acolytes, saying things like “Ron Paul is the only person who cares about the constitution,” or “Ron Paul is the only one who can save us,” etc. and it just gets more entertaining. LOL

It'll get even more entertaining when the Paulbots start accusing Palin supporters of acting like a "cult".

43 posted on 05/13/2011 11:50:06 AM PDT by kevkrom ("Winning The Future" = WTF = What The F*** / "Kinetic Military Action" = KMA = Kiss My A**)
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Great... 12 more months of inane RON PAUL! RON PAUL! RON PAUL! postings.

Any candidate that wants to cut spending (cut government) is a fool?

Other than Ron Paul, who has has a tax and spending plan that will get us out of this mess?

44 posted on 05/13/2011 12:11:15 PM PDT by Doe Eyes
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To: Allegra
“Ron Paul is the only one who can save us,” etc. and it just gets more entertaining. LOL

And then you get morons that support candidates that have an R by there name,even though they don't have the courage to step in and actually reduce the size of government and spending.

45 posted on 05/13/2011 12:18:37 PM PDT by Doe Eyes
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To: Doe Eyes
Any candidate that wants to cut spending (cut government) is a fool?

I didn't realize the securing subsidies from shrimpers was cutting government. But that's not why he's wrong for the job -- his association with anti-Semites, "truthers", and his inexplicable inability to entertain the idea of using force against people who have directly attacked the US are some of the better ones.

Besides, while Ron Paul is a fool and a crank, that doesn't invalidate all of his views.

Other than Ron Paul, who has has a tax and spending plan that will get us out of this mess?

Bachmann, Cain, and Palin at the very least. Possibly Daniels as well -- we'll have to see.

46 posted on 05/13/2011 12:21:37 PM PDT by kevkrom ("Winning The Future" = WTF = What The F*** / "Kinetic Military Action" = KMA = Kiss My A**)
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I didn't realize the securing subsidies from shrimpers was cutting government.

Palin increased taxes on the oil industry in Alaska and used the money to increase state payments to the each citizen.

Is that what you want from your government?

47 posted on 05/13/2011 12:25:55 PM PDT by Doe Eyes
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To: Doe Eyes
Palin increased taxes on the oil industry in Alaska and used the money to increase state payments to the each citizen.

Palin restructured the taxes to close sweetheart deal loopholes created by previous corrupt governments. The increased revenue led to a huge budget surplus, plus the payments that went to Alaskan citizens because it's their oil, virtue of the Alaskan Constitution, a situation unique in the 50 states.

On the other hand, you have Paul who puts earmarks into legislation to benefit his district, knowing they will pass, and then votes against his own earmarks, decrying the whole system.

Which one do I have more faith in to reverse the mess the federal government has gotten the economy into? Hmmm... tough choice...

48 posted on 05/13/2011 12:30:11 PM PDT by kevkrom ("Winning The Future" = WTF = What The F*** / "Kinetic Military Action" = KMA = Kiss My A**)
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49 posted on 05/13/2011 12:36:02 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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Oh, yeah...thanks for reminding me. Anothter thing Paulbots do is accuse those of us who don’t support their demigod of supporting scumbag RINOs

What’s next...the dreaded “neocon” label? LOL


50 posted on 05/13/2011 2:32:22 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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