Skip to comments.Ron Paul: 50-50 Chance I'll Run for President
Posted on 12/13/2010 8:21:59 AM PST by Responsibility2nd
Republican Rep. Ron Paul, known for bucking his party in favor of his libertarian principles, says there's a chance he'll make another run for the presidency.
"I'd say it's at least 50-50 that I'll run again," Paul told the New York Times in a profile of the 75-year-old congressman. His decision will reportedly hinge in part on how the economy fares.
Paul won less than 2 percent of the vote in his 2008 Republican primary presidential bid, but he won a dedicated fan base that supported him strongly online and financially. He is often credited for spawning the Tea Party movement, which swept into office this year more congressmen that hold his stringent libertarian views on issues like fiscal policy, including his son, Sen.-elect Rand Paul of Kentucky. (The Times notes that Ron Paul and Rand Paul will be roommates in Ron Paul's Virginia condo while they serve in Congress together.)
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What a joke.
100% chance your supporters will again be potheads.
There is also a 90-10 chance he will fail in his bid for the GOP nomination.
Ron, save your money.
Oh goodie /s
are you kidding? he makes more money doing this then anything else.
(Obama's best 2010 hope.)
This buffoon doesnt go away
I have to tell you, I know a lot of college aged and kids in their 20s who were raised in conservative homes who are Ron Paul supporters. These kids are NOT pot heads. Two of them are my boys. They are both smart kids--engineers both of them. They don't do drugs and they follow politics closely. One of their friends ran the Ron Paul campaign in Iowa this year. I know several other young people who like Ron Paul, too. It's bizarre. I keep trying to point out how weird this guy is, but they won't see it. I think that the thing that draws these kids to him is the fact that they see the Republican party as being almost as bad as the Democratic party.
Sarah Palin, Herman Cain, Mike Pence... I vote GOP.
If Huckabee, Romney, or some other RINO gasbag designed to specifically leave Zero in office for four more years... We're pretty much f*cked anyway.
90/10 chance I’ll vote against ya
Please spare us Ron.
There may be a 50-50 chance that he’ll attempt to run, but there is less than 1% chance that he gets the nomination of any legitimate party.
I think they also see him as some kind of deep thinker, a philosophical genius if you will. His recent remarks though concerning Julian Assange shows what an idiot he and his followers are. He may have some valid points with fiscal issues, but when it comes to security, the military, and pretty much everything else, he's a nutcase.
He’s a right-wing Leftist.
(yawn....) That's like saying there's a 50-50 chance that water is wet.
The Tea Party is NOT a party.. it is a Caucus..
it was not formed it just.... WAS!... and coalesced together..
If you are a young person that believes in small government who would you vote for? Republicans who have never, ever cut the size of government or someone that you believe will cut government?
Well there goes another 2-3%.
What an anomaly. A contradtiction in terms. I’ve never heard that description before. But it fits. Describes Paul and all libertarians to a T.
Spot on. Ron Paul and I share the same alma mater. Every now and then he'll do or say something brilliant, but before before I have the chance to brag about it, he'll do or say something so embarrassing I have to quietly hang my head.
100% Paul will be 4 years older than McCain was last time around.
The most successful libertarian candidate in American politics ran against Ronald Reagan in 1980, he summed up libertarians as “low tax, liberals”
Oh yeah you use that other name now.
Ron Paul appeals to an almost idealistic type of conservative, one that fails to realize that a conservative utopia is no more realistic than a leftist one.
Ron Paul’s a good man, but he’s WAY off on foreign policy, and although economically I can get on board with him on most issues, he is even a bit myopic on some domestic issues as well.
Point taken. It must be for the money then because in his heart of hearts he realizes his chances of winning are zero.
And technically, there's a 50-50 chance that if I run, I'll get elected (either I will, or I won't).
Barry Goldwater ran in 1980?
WHO are you talking about?
Look up who the libertarians ran in 1980.
Congresssman Paul, before you throw your hat in, could you please explain to us clearly what your stance on National Defense is....
At what point will you be willing to use force ?
Republican Party nomination
Main article: Republican Party (United States) presidential primaries, 1980
Former Governor Ronald Reagan of California
Former CIA director and United States Representative George H. W. Bush of Texas
Representative John B. Anderson of Illinois
Senate Minority Leader Howard Baker of Tennessee
Representative Phil Crane of Illinois
Former Governor John Connally of Texas
Senator Bob Dole of Kansas
Former Special Ambassador to Paraguay Ben Fernandez of California
Former Governor Harold Stassen of Minnesota
Senator Lowell Weicker of Connecticut
The question is still on the table. WHO are you talking about?
“Ron Pauls a good man”
Sorry, the Joooo conspiracy monthly he used to write takes him off the “good man” list.
Ron Paul: 50-50 Chance I’ll Run for President
And 1 Trillion to 1 odds that you would ever get nominated.
Why waste the time and money?
100 to 0 chance I’d vote for him.
Oops, make that NOT NOT NOT vote for him.
“And 1 Trillion to 1 odds that you would ever get nominated.
Why waste the time and money?”
It’s his gig. He makes money doing this.
I think he is talking about the general election. Libertarian party nominee had that quote according to Wikipedia (look up 1980 Presidential Election).
Thanks Chipper. I was 22 years old in 1980 and it was the second time I voted for Reagan. I remember John Anderson - went to a campaign speech he gave. Was unimpressed.
I remember the slugfest between Teddy and Jimmy. But I can not recall Edward Clark.
Gee whiz, what a treat.
IMO, Paul runs to get his message out. He and Bolton will be good for the discussion.
Can you back this statement up, or is it just more Paul-bashing?
Isn't this just another take on the "racist newsletter monthly" that was used to smear him during the 2008 primaries, and later shown to be untrue?
“Isn’t this just another take on the “racist newsletter monthly” that was used to smear him during the 2008 primaries, and later shown to be untrue?”
They weren’t “shown to be untrue.”
The best Paul came up with was admitting it was anti-semetic garbage in his newsletters for years-and-years, but claiming he didn’t write the newsletter that went out under his name, nor read it.
Sorry, one article, maybe. Years and years of anti-semetic tripe? No excuse.
And, yes, I have confirmed by reading the newsletters myself.
In a vacuum? Maybe.
Coupled with the fact that Paul is also a non-interventionist-of-convenience (only when it harms Israel), it’s apparent what Paul is.
Paul is a slightly-more-subtle version of his friend David Duke.
Point taken - I believe it was shown that not only was he not the author, he wasn't even involved in the day-to-day operations of the newsletter at the time the articles (racist ones) were published.
Sorry, one article, maybe. Years and years of anti-semetic tripe? No excuse
Source? I'd like to read them for myself.
Coupled with the fact that Paul is also a non-interventionist-of-convenience (only when it harms Israel), its apparent what Paul is
Complete BS - I've got the text of a speech he gave on the floor of the House of Reps back in the '80s, condemning the US & French gov'ts for brokering the deal that let the PLO escape from Beirut when the Israelis were about to exterminate them - yasser arafat should have died a violent, painful death at the hands of Israeli soldiers but didn't because of Ronald Reagan... does that make RR a jooo-hater too?
...his friend David Duke
Quickly prove they've ever even met or you've lost all credibility...
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