Skip to comments.Ron Paul won't seek congressional term in 2012
Posted on 07/12/2011 9:20:57 AM PDT by sunmars
LAKE JACKSON After serving almost 24 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Ron Paul told The Facts this morning he will not be seeking another term for the District 14 seat.
Paul, 75, will instead focus on his quest for the presidency in 2012.
I felt it was better that I concentrate on one election, Paul said. Its about that time when I should change tactics.
His announcement will give enough time for anyone with aspirations for his seat to think about running, he said. Paul didnt want to wait for filing in the 2012 primary to let people know he wasnt seeking reelection.
I didnt want to hold off until in December, he said. I thought it shouldnt be any later than now.
Paul has served 12 terms in Congress. District 14 encompasses a 10-county area along the Gulf Coast.
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Ron Paul is a nutter....he had made a promise when he was elected he’d only serve 2 TERMS...little liar.
After his resounding primary defeat (again) we can look forward to only hearing from him when he frequents the Alex Jones show.
Maybe he can get a gig on MSNBC as a resident "Republican" who does nothing but sit on his hands.
He's king of the earmarks, too.
What do Libertarians think of lying?
Serving? More like riding the incumbent re-election gravy train.
Adios, whack job.
This Libertarian has had enough of him and his Alzheimer’s induced dementia.
Good riddance, you old pest!
Whoa! This time when the circus leaves town, it’s REALLY leaving town.
I’m a Libertarian - and guys like Ron Paul scare the crap out of me.
And frankly, I think his supporters can be more annoying than the obots. Thank goodness there are so few of them.
When I first became aware of Ron Paul, I thought I’d never say this. I tried to think of what I wanted to say here, and finally came to the conclusion, your comment on the other thread said it best.
What is the meaning of all of this? Paul has bupkas chance of winning the nomination, let alone the White House! I just wish he’d take McNuts, Grahamnesty and the Maine twins with him!
He has no choice.
There is a spanking-new mental health facility in Lake Jackson.
He’s afraid to go back there. Might get netted.
Yes, I can see that. Or a funeral director. Definitely not a cobbler though.
Ron Paul likes to pretend he’s an outsider, but he’s just as establishment as the rest of the Beltway Blatherers.
And I'd take my hat off to him if only he'd have chosen that vocation instead...
As Bugs Bunny woud say,
“So long, Screwie! See ya in St. Looie!”
Answer: Neither has a chance in hell of being president but their supporters aren't smart enough to realize that.
Kucinich and Franken are leaving too?
“If it wasn’t for Dr. Paul, there’d be no Tea Party movement in this country.”
I agree. It would have been good to have his voice in Congress when the new Republican President begins his term in 2013.
The statist-GOP wing of FR doesn't care about all that. They'd rather focus on taking Dr. Paul's foreign policy statements out of context instead of focusing on the greater good he has done for the re-emergence of the conservative-libertarian movement.
That would be the best day of my life if they all decided to leave.
But onto this topic I bet you that loony tune Paul actually believes he'll win the Presidency.
What are all the losers who go to CPAC and the other fake "conservative" conventions going to do???
I don't even consider them libertarians. These are drug addicts who go to CPAC, vote in the straw poll to try and legitimize the position of legalization.
And for so called libertarians on Free Republic. Every person who smoked pot in High School that I was friends with back then turned to other drugs.
Pot leads to coke, heroin, meth, ect... Legalization would equal the death of America.
He will go out in style, having a last fling on the millions that his cult members send him.
Ron, buddy, just go away. We don’t need another doddering old fool in the race. Why don’t you run on the Libertarian ticket like you should?
You forgot the "h" in sit and hands should be "conservatives"...
Dr. Paul is best if we get a true conservative in the White House and he is made temporary “czar of shutting down superfluous government agencies” and “Ft. Knox / Federal Reserve inspector”.
Drugs destroy families and lives. I have zero respect for anyone pro-legalization. It decimated my friendships because all my "friends" cared about was getting high.
Yeah, the issue is personal since my ex friends drug use affected me as all of our friendships were destroyed because all they cared about was getting high.
I don't know about your view that he started the tea party movement, but like I said my issue is his constant ranting about legalization.
Why do you think George Soros has funded every drug legalization proposition???
Don’t believe him, folks. He will be running for the Office of Emperor of the Universe. His mysterious horde has probably arranged it as we slept.
Hahahaha. Do you think algore invented the internet too? Ever hear of Rick Santelli?
Not a single LRon Paul voter present. (although some nasty-faced 0bama union people are)
It’s sad that so many so called “conservatives” continually bash the only man who’s actually stood for Constitutionally limited government in the house for the last 30 years.
Why is Justin Bieber and Harry Potter in the picture? They are far more sane than the others in the picture.
Ever hear of the Ron Paul Money Bomb on December 16, 2007 - in honor of the original Tea Party date?
The activism, support, and money Ron Paul generated during his campaign.
It was Ron Paul's 2008 campaign that birthed the modern Tea Party movement. Rick Santelli simply fired the starting gun.
Really???? That’s quite a stretch even for a paulnut.
He could sell balloons.
Ad hominems won’t get you anywhere.
If you don’t support drug legalization, then contact your state rep and urge him to draft a bill that has harsh penalties for the sale and use of drugs. But don’t advocate unconstitutional power grabs by the federal government. The 18th amendment was passed precisely because members of Congress realized that they didn’t have the Constitutional authority to ban alcohol with a simple federal law. The original intent of the commerce clause does not give Congress the authority to ban drug use within a specific state. The federal war on drugs is a clear assualt on the 10th amendment, and it should be opposed by all true conservatives.
The LINO (Libertarian in Name Only) is leaving?? Jeez, he is what is wrong with the LIBERTARIAN PARTY. I hope a real LIBERTARIAN/CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN will get his seat!!
I don’t care about Paul’s stand on drug legalization. To me, this is a secondary issue that will be duked out between the conservatives and libertarians down the road. If you’re worried about this now, you are not looking at the bigger picture of how conservatives and libertarians must unite to stop the progressive movement, and that’s what Paul has done, to bring both groups together.
Really? I call BS! Thank you Rick Santelli, not Ron Paul...you can't rewrite history!
Because something has socially negative consequences, it justifies the presence of a massive, unaccountable police state?
Are you for banning alcohol and tobacco? I don’t know anyone who did not experiment with these drugs before moving on to marijuana and harder drugs.
Also, by the same logic, I assume that you are a supporter of the ban on incandescent light bulbs. I don’t know anyone who used drugs who did not have incandescent light bulbs in their homes.
In fact anyone running for President in 2012 and serving in Congress at the same time should be made to chose one or the other...not both!!!