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  • Ron Paul Rocks, Hits Back, Stands Up, Deliversand Gets a Seat at the Convention Table

    07/23/2012 9:55:15 PM PDT · by RitaOK · 53 replies
    Vanity | 23 July, 2012 | RitaOK
    Ron Paul cooperates with no one, checks his voice for no one and doesn't much like the GOP establishment types. This would include the GOP's likely nominee, Mitt Romney, template maker in Massachusetts for all things nefarious accomplished by Barack Hussein Obama but brought to a national audience. Paul has declined to endorse Romney, but given the army of organized pitchforks he has attracted over the course of a run or two at the party nomination, the man has won a seat at the convention table. reports that room will be made for Ron Paul in the convention, and...
  • God Wants Ron Paul to Be President

    07/16/2012 6:36:35 AM PDT · by Capn Freedom · 95 replies
    USA Christian Ministries ^ | 7-11-12 | Steven Andrew
    "God wants Ron Paul to be President. Paul is the only Christian still running who beat Obama in polls, but will Christians and pastors obey God?" says Pastor Steven Andrew, president of USA Christian Ministries. "We must obey God and vote for Christians. Noah Webster used Exodus 18:21 for American voting. John Jay said "select and prefer Christians for [our] leaders" (Mark 12:30, Psalm 1, Psalm 33:12). "Comparing Ron Paul, Mitt Romney and Barack Obama, we see Paul will cut the deficit $1 trillion in year one, but Obama and Romney would increase the deficit. Americans will have more jobs...
  • Ron Paul halts active campaigning in remaining primaries

    05/14/2012 12:49:46 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | May 14, 2012 | Samantha Wagner
    While Ron Paul is still seeking delegates, he has called it quits on the campaign trail. The Houston-area congressman announced this afternoon that he will no longer actively campaign in the remaining primary states, including his home state of Texas. In an email to supporters that also was posted on his campaign web site, Paul explained the decision largely came down to cost. To continue, it would require “many tens of millions of dollars we simply do not have.” “I hope all supporters of liberty will remain deeply involved – become delegates, win office, and take leadership positions,” he said...
  • Romney camp [Guy Molinari] is taking nothing for granted on Staten Island or in NY [they can't]

    04/23/2012 6:07:36 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    SI News - Staten Island News ^ | April 23, 2012 | Tom Wrobleski
    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Mitt Romney may be the presumptive GOP nominee against Democratic President Barack Obama, but Republican primaries will still be held in New York and elsewhere tomorrow. Guy Molinari, Romney's state campaign director, said the Romney forces are taking nothing for granted, looking to battle Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich across the Empire State, where 95 delegates are at stake. "We have to redouble our efforts and go for a clean sweep," said Molinari. "We want to win every congressional district." And that includes Staten Island. Even though Molinari said informal tracking shows Romney is "very strong"...
  • Ron Paul Will Quit Republican 2012 Presidential Race

    03/28/2012 9:54:50 AM PDT · by mnehring · 39 replies
    Will Ron Paul be the next Republican presidential candidate to drop out of the race? Unfortunately, Ron Paul Nation, it’s looking like that. The libertarian’s recent primary showings and fundraising figures have been far from stellar, and Paul now looks like the shakiest candidate in the race. All other candidates — even the mostly down and out Newt Gingrich — still have something going for them. Paul, of course, has yet to win a state primary. Yes, he “won” the popular vote in the Virgin Islands earlier this month, but all but one of the eight delegates in that race...
  • Paul/Romney Deal in the Making, Time Magazine Strongly Hints

    03/15/2012 2:41:30 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Reason Magazine ^ | March 14, 2012 | Brian Doherty
    .....Such an arrangement would help Paul get what a Romney ally called “an important speaking role at the convention.” ....."The Texas Representative might also be enticed, says campaign chairman Jesse Benton, by the prospect of serving as a presidential adviser, a Cabinet position for someone in his orbit or “perhaps a vice presidency.”...... ---------------------------------- ......Some people said they could not imagine Paul would actually ever endorse any of the others, and that nothing could make them vote for a non-Paul Republican. And Joshua Clement Broyles said that "No deal. The records of those other GOP douchebags are all bad enough...
  • Ron Paul: Stop taxing tips

    01/31/2012 4:22:40 PM PST · by SJackson · 52 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Jan. 31, 2012 | Ron Paul
    During any presidential election year, taxes are sure to be a large part of the debate. That’s especially true during these tough economic times. One side argues that high-income earners aren’t taxed enough and advocates higher taxes on this group to balance our budget and get our economy moving. The other side argues that taxes are too high and advocates for lower taxes on businesses, high-income earners and virtually all Americans as a way to stimulate our economy. But there’s one sector of American workers who are often overlooked by both sides during the never-ending debate on taxes. That’s service-industry...
  • Filmmaker Oliver Stone would vote for Ron Paul over Obama

    01/24/2012 11:18:09 AM PST · by Justaham · 42 replies ^ | 1-24-12 | Jonathan Easley
    Filmmaker Oliver Stone, known for his liberal political views, said he would vote for GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul over President Obama should Paul win the Republican nomination. In an interview with Rock Cellar magazine, Stone was asked if an economic collapse would lead to the fall of the American “empire.” “I think it’s a given,” Stone said. “There’s no way that we can continue this spending spree. In fact, I think in many ways the most interesting candidate — I’d even vote for him if he was running against Obama — is Ron Paul. Because he’s the only one...
  • Ron Paul's Finished; Who Takes His Place?

    01/23/2012 6:39:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 46 replies ^ | January 23, 2012 | Mike Shedlock
    In spite of a carefully timed announcement by Newt Gingrich's ex-wife Marianne on an "Open Marriage, Mistress Proposal", Gingrich rallied from a 16 point deficit on January 3 to a stunning 12 percentage point slaughter of Mitt Romney less than three weeks later. South Carolina Primary Results The Associated Press announces these South Carolina Primary Results. This goes to show you that "It ain't over until it's over." Dog Whistle Politics The Financial Times reports Victory Horrifies Republican Establishment Gingrich didn’t just win the primary. He crushed Mr Romney, by more than ten percentage points, and that after the former...
  • Where Would Ron Paul Supporters Rally if Paul was Not Running in the GOP Primary?

    01/18/2012 2:47:31 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 56 replies · 1+ views
    January 18, 2012 | Vanity
    Where Would Ron Paul Supporters Rally if Paul was Not Running in the GOP Primary? Rep. Ron Paul ran for president as a Libertarian in 1988. [GHW Bush [R] was elected] Rep. Ron Paul ran for president as a Republican in 2008. [John McCain [R] won the nomination and Barack Obama [D] was elected] Rep. Ron Paul is running for president as a Republican in 2012. [????] Perhaps another Obama win? Is Rep. Ron Paul and his base helping or hindering the conservative cause?
  • Ron Paul in Left Field (Disturbingly, this Republican has been echoing the Left)

    01/17/2012 7:19:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/17/2012 | Dennis Prager
    In the Republican presidential candidates’ debate on January 7, Rep. Ron Paul said: “I’m the only one up here . . . that understands [that the] true racism in this country is in the judicial system.” He said this racism has to do with “enforcing the drug laws,” and then added: “They [blacks] get the death penalty way disproportionately.” Two groups immediately defended Paul — his supporters, and commentators on the left. The former support anything Paul says; and the Left supports anything that Paul says that portrays America as ugly (see, for example, the defense of Paul by the...
  • South Carolina Senator Tom Davis endorses Ron Paul

    01/16/2012 8:37:37 AM PST · by Veritas_et_libertas · 19 replies
    The State Column ^ | Monday, January 16, 2012
    Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul picked up an endorsement from popular South Carolina State Senator Tom Davis (R-Beaufort) Sunday. Mr. Davis is a popular Tea Party Republican in South Carolina, and he has been critical of front running Republican candidate Mitt Romney also, so his vote could sway some last minute undecided voters towards Mr. Paul in the upcoming South Carolina Republican primary election. According to the Public Polling Policy poll of South Carolina voters released Friday shows 30 percent of the voters identify themselves as members of the Tea Party. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich did the best among...
  • Paul goes home to Texas just as campaign heats up

    01/14/2012 8:39:47 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies · 1+ views
    FoxCarolina ^ | January 14, 2012 | PAUL J. WEBER
    LAKE JACKSON, Texas (AP) - The only trail where you might catch Ron Paul this weekend is the biking one here. While the other Republican presidential candidates were campaigning in South Carolina, the Texas congressman whose recent momentum is arguably second only to front-runner Mitt Romney's is home taking a break, just as his often belittled candidacy has never been taken more seriously. Paul's supporters say they don't begrudge the 76-year-old for stepping out of the spotlight after he really seized it. "It's totally OK," said Cindy Lake, 48, a volunteer passing out voter registration forms ahead of Nevada's primary...
  • Ron Paul picks up major evangelical endorsement heading into South Carolina

    01/13/2012 6:25:26 PM PST · by jmc813 · 105 replies · 1+ views
    Greely Gazette ^ | 1-13-2012 | Jack Minor
    Ron Paul picked up a major endorsement from an evangelical leader when Dr. James Linzey, president and founder of the Military Bible Association, endorsed the candidate. Lizney, who served as a military chaplain for over 24 years and retired with an honorable discharge, has hosted Operation Freedom, a television program in Europe. Before founding the Military bible Association, he travelled the world as an evangelist. In a statement to Congressman Paul declaring his endorsement, Lizney said, “Having thoroughly examined your political philosophy and finding that your platform is 100% in line with the Constitution of the United States of America,...
  • Get Clean for Ron

    01/03/2012 7:14:35 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | January 3, 2012 | W. James Antle, III
    The young Paulistas gathered to receive their marching orders. Get a haircut. Wear a tie. Be polite. Don't gratuitously annoy mainline Republicans. Leave the discussion of political philosophy to the candidate. Your job, they were instructed, is to win votes for Ron Paul. That was the scene as described to me in New York City this summer. Since then, it has become standard operating procedure for the activists once dismissed as the "Ron Paul kids" during their long march through the GOP. "No tats," one young Paul volunteer told the New York Times he was advised. No "fraternizing in the...
  • Blue Republicans (This is Ron Paul's base and it is Soros-sponsored)

    01/02/2012 10:00:46 AM PST · by LSUfan · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Blue Republicans ^ | 2 January 2012 | Unattributed
    We are people who have never before thought of joining the Republican party, but are going to do so for one year to ensure that Ron Paul wins the Republican nomination for President in 2012. Most of us identify as Democrats or Independents and/or supported Obama in 2008. We believe that on issues that matter most – war vs. peace (Iraq, Yemen etc.), civil liberties (Patriot Act etc.), and crony corporatism (bailouts etc.) – Obama has pursued a course similar to George Bush. Our reasoning is laid out in this article by Robin Koerner on the Huffington Post that “went...
  • Flashback: Ron Paul Endorses Cynthia McKinney, Ralph Nader For President

    01/01/2012 3:29:16 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 46 replies
    Brian's Right Perspective ^ | December 26, 2011 | Brian
    As if there are any more reasons to show that Ron Paul should not be the GOP Presidential candidate, there is this bit from 2008 in which Paul endorses four(!) candidates for President, including the Marxist whack-job Cynthia McKinney and Ralph Nader. How unhinged to you have to be, intellectually, to endorse not only four people, but four whom also hold diametrically opposing views on the role of government. This alone shows that Ron Paul is not a serious thinker. In fact it shows him to be a reactionary flame thrower, willing to completely abandon principles when he doesn't get...
  • Ron Paul: "If I Were an Iranian, I'd Want a Nuclear Weapon"

    12/30/2011 12:02:03 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 36 replies · 1+ views
    The Iowa Republican ^ | December 29, 2011 | Kevin Hall
    Most of Ron Paul’s Iowa campaign stops have been in the state’s largest population centers and college towns. Now, with a caucus victory within reach, the Texas congressman is taking his libertarian message to Iowa’s smaller cities. Paul visited Perry, Iowa over the noon hour on Thursday. The crowd of 100 was definitely more reserved than what Paul is used to. There was no standing ovation at the beginning or end of his speech. There were no whoops or cheers, but plenty of polite applause. “I like a lot of what he says, especially about the U.S. economy and balanced...
  • Drawing puts Paul first on Virginia GOP primary ballot

    12/28/2011 12:22:44 PM PST · by markomalley · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Dec. 28, 2011
    A drawing by the state Board of Elections puts Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul first on the ballot for Virginia’s March 6 primary. Mitt Romney will appear second on the ballot. Paul and Romney are the only GOP presidential candidates who have qualified for Virginia’s ballot. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the board held the drawing Wednesday.
  • Ron Paul’s Base of Support: Not Republican

    12/27/2011 7:30:46 AM PST · by TBBT · 50 replies
    Redstate ^ | 12/27/2011 | Leon H. Wolf
    Via Ben Domenech’s Transom comes perhaps the least surprising news of the month. That news is that almost exactly half of all Ron Paul supporters in Iowa and New Hampshire self-identity as non-Republican. Without the support of these Democrats and Independents, Paul pulls roughly the same trivial level of support he got in 2008. This has some important implications for the state of the race. First, as Neil Stevens has been patiently noting here on the front page, this makes Paul’s level of support in Iowa potentially much softer than it appears. While these voters can at least theoretically register...
  • So – Are You Offended By This?

    12/22/2011 9:47:54 PM PST · by LSUfan · 86 replies · 38+ views
    The Hayride ^ | 22 December 2011 | MacAoidh
    I am. Anybody who supports Ron Paul after seeing this isn’t just not a Republican; they’re not a patriotic American. George McGovern would find this guy’s foreign policy borderline treason.
  • The Ron Paul Newsletter and His Jeremiah Wright Moment (How big should the tent be?)

    12/22/2011 2:02:40 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    Red State ^ | December 22, 2011 | Erick Erickson
    If you’ve been under a rock somewhere recently you may not know that Ron Paul published a bunch of crazy, racist newsletters in the late 80′s and early 90′s. Ron Paul, ten years ago, took responsibility for the content, even admitted at one point that he had written some of them. Today, Ron Paul claims he knew nothing about them even though they generated around a million dollars in income for him. The newsletters were the “Ron Paul” newsletters and each was written in the first person as if from Ron Paul, without an author’s byline, conveying that the views...
  • The Madness of Ron Paul

    12/21/2011 8:44:41 AM PST · by servo1969 · 34 replies ^ | December 21, 2011 | Adam Yoshida
    I believe that Texas Congressman Ron Paul and his followers have good intentions. However, as any conservative can attest, having good intentions does not exempt a person from the consequences of his actions or views. Given that, by diverting and dividing the right at a time when we can ill afford to be distracted, the extremist views held by Paul and his merry band of libertarian Bolsheviks are very dangerous. Libertarianism is an important strand of conservative thought, and to have its principal representative at a moment such as this be as extreme a figure as Representative Paul is, in...
  • Paul Seizes Lead in Iowa as Gingrich Falls to Distant Third (Santorum and Bachmann 10%)

    12/19/2011 5:23:12 AM PST · by heiss · 88 replies
    NRO ^ | Dec 19, 2011 | Katrina Trinko
    Results from Democratic firm Public Policy Polling poll of likely Iowa caucusgoers released this morning: Ron Paul (23 percent), Mitt Romney (20 percent), Newt Gingrich (14 percent), Rick Santorum, Michele Bachmann, and Rick Perry (all at 10 percent), Jon Huntsman (4 percent), and Gary Johnson (2 percent).
  • Ron Paul Takes Swipes at GOP Rivals, Says Michele Bachmann ‘Hates Muslims’

    12/18/2011 1:16:23 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 60 replies
    ABC ^ | December 17, 2011 | Jason M. Volack
    Ron Paul has gone Hollywood. Appearing on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” Friday, the presidential hopeful took a swipe at his GOP rivals telling the crowd that Michele Bachmann “hates Muslims.” When asked by host Jay Leno what he thought of his rivals, Paul shook his head, slowed his voice and said, “she doesn’t like Muslims, she hates them, she wants to go get ‘em” — in reference to the comments Bachmann has made on the campaign trail over her willingness to attack Iran over its suspected nuclear program. Bachmann, who is campaigning today in Iowa, rejected Paul’s comments....
  • Paul Could Lead From Behind

    12/13/2011 1:53:57 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 13, 2011 | GERALD F. SEIB
    Ron Paul is the wild card in the Republican presidential deck—and that makes him one of the most important cards of all right now. ....If Mr. Paul does well in Iowa, he could so muddy the waters that there is no clear winner. An inconclusive outcome would be a boon for Mr. Romney, who hasn't done all that well in Iowa, and who is counting much more heavily on winning the New Hampshire primary a week later. A murky Iowa result would reduce any momentum the upstart Mr. Gingrich might enjoy heading into New Hampshire. New Hampshire, in turn, is...
  • Five Myths About Ron Paul

    12/13/2011 10:58:28 AM PST · by BatMite · 121 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 12/9/11 | Nick Gillespie
    Ron Paul is the Rodney Dangerfield of Republican presidential candidates.... Why, despite a small but devoted set of supporters, does this 76-year-old obstetrician turned politician routinely get no respect from the media and GOP operatives?... 1. Ron Paul is not a "top-tier" candidate. ...Paul is doing increasingly well in national and state-level polls.... And now that Cain has dropped out, Paul's stock is likely to keep climbing. The congressman is no less a top-tier candidate than anyone else in the race. 2. Ron Paul is a doctrinaire libertarian. ...Paul parts company with many libertarians on many issues. These include immigration,...
  • Ron Paul's Statement of Faith (says he's "accepted Jesus Christ")

    11/06/2011 6:40:00 PM PST · by Kurt Evans · 448 replies
    Pundit House ^ | July 13, 2011 | Ron Paul
    My faith is a deeply private issue to me, and I don't speak on it in great detail during my speeches because I want to avoid any appearance of exploiting it for political gain. Let me be very clear here: I have accepted Jesus Christ as my personal Savior, and I endeavor every day to follow Him in all I do and in every position I advocate... America became the greatest nation in human history because a dedicated band of Patriots believed their God-given rights were worth fighting for, even if it meant challenging the world's most powerful nation in...
  • Ron Paul Can Win

    09/22/2011 5:39:45 AM PDT · by Vintage Freeper · 57 replies
    The Daily Capitalist ^ | 9/17/2011 | Robin Koerner
    Ron Paul Can Win By Robin Koerner, on September 17th, 2011 It’s hard to tell if the idea that Ron Paul cannot win in 2012 is more ignorant, in its complete lack of historical sophistication, or more arrogant, in its claim to certainty amid all the complexity of 300 million lives and the myriad issues that affect them.Sometimes, perhaps once in a few generations, a nation can undergo what a mathematician or physicist would call a “phase change.” The classic example of such a thing is a pile of sand. Every grain you add makes the pile slightly steeper and...
  • Ron Paul says U.S. intervention motivated 9/11 attacks

    08/28/2011 7:02:20 PM PDT · by HereInTheHeartland · 123 replies
    Ron Paul says we brought 911 on ourselves, again. He is a disgrace.
  • Georgia GOP straw poll results

    08/27/2011 5:34:21 PM PDT · by jafojeffsurf · 11 replies
    Ricochet ^ | 8/27/2011 | Matthew Lawrence
    y wife and I drove up to Perry, Georgia this morning to attend the Annual GOP fish-fry and straw poll to cast our ballots. According to the Georgia GOP twitter-feed, here are the results: #GAGOP Straw Poll: Cain 26% Paul 25.7% Perry 20% Gingrich 18% Romney 6% Bachmann 3.3% All Others 1% 24 minutes ago Snip
  • Krauthammer: 'Ron Paul is not going to be president of the United States'

    08/16/2011 4:17:26 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 53 replies
    TheDC ^ | August 16, 2011 | Jeff Poor
    Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann’s victory in Saturday’s straw poll in Ames, Iowa has earned her a lot of media attention for her 2012 presidential bid. But nipping at her heels only 152 votes behind was Texas Rep. Ron Paul, who has gotten little-to-no attention from the media for his feat on Saturday. And although one might think attention is deserved for Paul, according to Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer, Paul is being ignored for one reason: He doesn’t stand a chance. Krauthammer explained this on Monday’s “Special Report” on the Fox News Channel. ...more (w/video)...
  • Ron Paul walking into the Coliseum: More people are starting to agree with me

    08/13/2011 1:07:08 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 59 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 13, 2011 | TINA KORBE
    As Politico speculated this morning (and AP relayed in an earlier post), Ron Paul actually stands a chance to win the Iowa straw poll today — particularly if turnout is low. The early word is that the voting universe actually looks to be quite strong, but the excitement outside Paul’s tent this morning certainly reinforced the idea that he’ll do well. And Paul himself says he’s feeling confident. “It’s pretty exciting,” Paul said to me, in between signing his book for young fans and chatting briefly with supporters. “There’s a lot of enthusiasm. I think it’s really interesting because nobody...
  • Ron Paul or certified RINOs, whom would you prefer? (vanity)

    08/13/2011 1:26:27 PM PDT · by JimWayne · 204 replies
    After yesterday's spurt in talk radio about Ron Paul, I've been thinking about his positions. I oppose Ron Paul on Foreign Policy (especially his position ignoring the threat of Islam taking over our policy), but have to seriously wonder about supporting some of the other candidates who have not faced opposition. Ron Paul gets a lot of flak, but why do the others get away with cheating us for doing far worse than what Ron Paul promises to do to Israel? Many candidates like Rick Santorum, George Allen and Joe Barton have hijacked the label of conservative, but are less...
  • Ron Paul's VP Prospect?

    06/20/2011 7:06:28 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 63 replies ^ | 6/17/2011 | Alix Steel
    NEW YORK (TheStreet ) -- If Ron Paul were to win the GOP presidential nomination, there's a chance he wouldn't have to worry about geographical balance on his ticket. Paul, a Texas congressman and critic of the Federal Reserve, mentioned a former New Jersey judge and current Fox News talk show host -- Andrew Napolitano -- as a potential running mate, in an interview with TheStreet's Alix Steel in Washington this week. Paul, though, did say he hadn't "thought it through." Andrew Napolitano Judge Napolitano is not only the author of books titled Constitutional Chaos: What Happens When The Government...
  • Ron Paul wins 2012 Republican straw poll in New Orleans

    06/18/2011 3:10:23 PM PDT · by truthfreedom · 230 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6/18/11 | Xavier Briand
    Representative Ron Paul easily won a Republican Leadership Conference straw poll of the party's 2012 presidential contenders on Saturday, with former U.S. envoy to China Jon Huntsman finishing second.
  • Bill Maher's favorite GOP candidate: 'I would vote for Ron Paul if I had to pick'

    06/15/2011 9:27:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 15, 2011 | Jeff Poor
    This might not be the first endorsement 2012 Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul wants, but it’s an interesting one coming from a mouthpiece of the left. On CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360” on Tuesday, HBO “Real Time” host Bill Maher appeared and gave his analysis of the 2012 Republican presidential field the night after a debate in New Hampshire showcased on CNN. According to Maher, there was not a whole lot to applaud that appeared on the stage. “No, of course it got even worse,” Maher said. “It’s tough sledding there, as a progressive, as a sane person just to...
  • CNN Poll: Ron Paul strongest vs. Obama

    05/06/2011 4:52:24 AM PDT · by quesney · 139 replies · 1+ views
    Who does best against Obama? Paul. The congressman from Texas, who also ran as a libertarian candidate for president in 1988 and who is well liked by many in the tea party movement, trails the president by only seven points (52 to 45 percent) in a hypothetical general election showdown. Huckabee trails by eight points, with Romney down 11 points to Obama.
  • Why is Ron Paul running again? 5 theories

    04/27/2011 9:40:19 AM PDT · by Bokababe · 173 replies
    The Week ^ | 4/27/11 | Staff
    The Texas libertarian is widely seen as a longshot candidate for the GOP's 2012 presidential nomination. So why is he preparing for another White House campaign?....
  • Ron Paul announces presidential run, says Obama can't win youth vote

    04/26/2011 7:09:29 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 88 replies
    CBS News ^ | 4/26/11 | Stephanie Condon
    ....Part of Paul's fervent support in 2008 was grounded in college-aged voters, a constituency that also largely favored Barack Obama. In this campaign, the 75-year-old Paul said today, Mr. Obama won't be able to hang on to the youth vote. "I think that Obama will not be able to hang on to that enthusiasm of the young people because of what's happened in the last couple years," Paul said in Des Moines, Iowa, after his exploratory committee was announced. The financial crisis, the bloated deficit and the ongoing wars make the libertarian views Paul is known for -- such as...
  • With an eye on 2012 Vice-Presidentship, Jesse Ventura makes explosive statements on 9/11, Obama

    04/04/2011 11:38:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    International Business Times ^ | April 5, 2011 | Staff
    Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura, who has revealed plans to run as Vice President with Ron Paul in 2012, is making his presence felt with news-making interviews and explosive statements on 9/11 attacks, President Barack Obama and President-hopeful Michele Bachmann. The former governor-turned-conspiracy theorist, who is currently promoting his book '63 Documents the Government Doesn't Want You to Read', said that he would run for Vice President if Ron Paul ran as an Independent. On ABC's Good Morning America with George Stephanopoulos, Ventura made light the idea of Michele Bachmann, often identified as the "un-Palin", running for President. "You've got...
  • SHOCK POLL: 2012 Presidential Election Match-UpBarack Obama, Ron Paul... in yer dreams troll... ZOT!

    04/14/2010 7:41:14 AM PDT · by Woebama · 355 replies · 4,194+ views
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  • Election 2012: Barack Obama 42%, Ron Paul 41%

    04/14/2010 7:55:12 AM PDT · by SeattleBruce · 121 replies · 2,089+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 4/14/2010 | Rasmussen Staff
    Pit maverick Republican Congressman Ron Paul against President Obama in a hypothetical 2012 election match-up, and the race is – virtually dead even. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of likely voters finds Obama with 42% support and Paul with 41% of the vote. Eleven percent (11%) prefer some other candidate, and six percent (6%) are undecided. Ask the Political Class, though, and it’s a blowout. While 58% of Mainstream voters favor Paul, 95% of the Political Class vote for Obama. But Republican voters also have decidedly mixed feelings about Paul, who has been an outspoken critic of the...
  • Ron Paul visits Iowa, gearing for another Presidential run

    11/13/2009 10:51:20 AM PST · by bigred08 · 70 replies · 1,592+ views
    The Examiner ^ | 11/13/2009 | Kevin Hall
    Texas Republican Congressman Ron Paul built a nationwide army of fiercely loyal, enthusiastic, young supporters during his 2008 Presidential run. It appears Paul is hoping to expand upon that base and possibly gear up for another run in 2012. Paul visits Ames tonight for speech at Iowa State University....
  • Ron Paul to visit South Carolina

    10/27/2009 7:12:21 PM PDT · by GoldStandard · 18 replies · 725+ views
    CNN ^ | 10/27/2009
    Will Ron Paul give it another go in 2012? The Texas congressman and hero of limited government advocates will visit the key early primary state of South Carolina on Nov. 9 to deliver a speech "on the future of individual liberty and the importance of the U.S. Constitution" at the University of South Carolina, student groups said Tuesday. The announcement comes a week after Paul scheduled a visit to Iowa on Nov. 13 to speak to students at Iowa State University.
  • End the War on Drugs [Ron Paul]

    03/30/2009 6:49:14 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 156 replies · 4,999+ views
    We have recently heard many shocking stories of brutal killings and ruthless violence related to drug cartels warring with Mexican and US officials. It is approaching the fever pitch of a full blown crisis. Unfortunately, the administration is not likely to waste this opportunity to further expand government. Hopefully, we can take a deep breath and look at history for the optimal way to deal with this dangerous situation, which is not unprecedented. Alcohol prohibition in the 1920’s brought similar violence, gangs, lawlessness, corruption and brutality. The reason for the violence was not that making and selling alcohol was inherently...