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  • Ron Paul: If I Was In Charge 9/11 Wouldn't Have Happened

    08/28/2012 12:44:56 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 27, 2012 | Breitbart
    Ron Paul at the University of South Florida: “Somebody said the other day on the Internet, if those Paul people had been in charge, Osama Bin Laden would still be alive. But you know what I think the answer is? So would the 3000 people on 9/11 -- be alive!”
  • Join Kucinich Action

    07/24/2012 11:12:07 AM PDT · by don-o · 15 replies
    I am pleased to announce the formation of Kucinich Action, a new organization dedicated to empowering individuals to engage with the political process. With this new organization, we endeavor to build a powerful grassroots movement to return the power to the people in our political system. Kucinich Action is a natural evolution of what our movement has been doing: standing up, speaking out, acting on our beliefs, and changing the outcome on behalf of the people. We will also empower individuals with the skills to participate and engage in the process of government decision making at all levels. With this...
  • In battle of incumbents, Kucinich loses House seat in Ohio (Dennis The Menace Voted Out 0f Office!)

    03/06/2012 9:29:33 PM PST · by VideoPaul · 50 replies · 1+ views
    CNN Breaking News Alert ^ | 3/6/12 | A. Killough
    (CNN) - Rep. Dennis Kucinich of Ohio lost his bid for re-election in the state's Democratic primary Tuesday night to fellow longtime House Democrat Marcy Kaptur, CNN projects. The two veteran lawmakers were drawn into the same district this cycle after a heated redistricting battle that followed the loss of two Congressional seats in the state.
  • 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 Denies Saying He Wouldn’t Have Ordered Bin Laden Raid in Pakistan — But Here’s the Video

    01/17/2012 10:03:54 AM PST · by mnehring · 42 replies
    (Videos at link) Last night’s GOP debate in South Carolina may be one that causes Ron Paul some problems in the “honesty” department.Mr. Paul‘s truthfulness is being questioned after he told Fox News’ Brett Baier that he never said that he would not have given the order to go into Pakistan and kill Osama bin Laden: There‘s just one small problem with Paul’s denial, he did say it, several times.Back in May of 2011, and featured here on The Blaze, Ron Paul said three times in a two minute discussion of the topic, that as President of the United States,...
  • Ron Paul Hates Republicans and Everything They Stand For

    01/13/2012 7:26:17 PM PST · by mnehring · 89 replies
    Most people already know that Ron Paul refused to endorse John McCain in the 2008 general election. While I don’t necessarily agree with that decision, especially from a contender for the GOP nominee, I can certainly understand it. Lord knows I hated every nice thing I had to say about John McCain and wasn’t entirely pleased about pulling the lever for him (which is a dramatic understatement). Most people assume that Paul endorsed Libertarian candidate Bob Barr in 2008, which is partially true. However, that is not the entire story. Paul also endorsed three other candidates.The first of those was...
  • RON PAUL Changes the Republican Party, or Not?

    01/10/2012 10:50:31 AM PST · by Graewoulf · 94 replies
    Graewoulf | January 10, 2012 | Graewoulf
    Rep. Dr. Ron Paul is the only Candidate now running who: 1.) Has a comprehensive platform that will cut BASELINE Federal spending. 2.) Insists that all of the planks in his platform are consistent with the US Constitution. 3.) Accepts the fact that the USA can no longer financially afford to be the World’s policeman. 4.) Fully understands how to dismantle the disastrous Federal medical “entitlements” of Medicare, Medicaid, and the illegal Obama”care.” 5.) Has a comprehensive plan to abolish or dramatically shrink 5 Federal Departments, or Bureaus. These positions set Dr. Paul apart from the rest of the Candidates...
  • Ron Paul backed Cynthia McKinney in 2008

    01/05/2012 6:06:35 AM PST · by Mustang Driver · 32 replies · 1+ views
    Charleston (WV) Daily Mail ^ | January 5, 2012 | Don Surber
    Sarah Palin admonished Republicans not to ridicule Congressman Ron Paul. Sarah Palin is wrong. Ron Paul is a disloyal phony who has earned whatever contempt real Republicans have for him and his dangerously naive ideas about foreign policy. Ron Paul has shunned the party in the past, as he was the Libertarian Party candidate in 1988 and in 2008 he rejected the McCain/Palin ticket, instead embracing Cynthia McKinney and other third-party candidates for president 2008. Like a kid who is losing a game, Ron Paul took his ball and went home in 2008. But Missus Palin, sadly, seemed to be...
  • Ron Paul plays to packed house as supporters await victory

    01/03/2012 5:53:09 PM PST · by traviskicks · 60 replies · 2+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 1/2/12 | James Oliphant
    While other candidates were speaking at coffeehouses and diners on the day before the Iowa caucuses, Ron Paul was greeted by a crowd of 500 and scores of national media who packed a downtown hotel ballroom for a morning event. “This is almost like a real rally,” the Republican presidential hopeful exclaimed. “This is great!” Polls show Paul in a position to pull off an upset victory in the caucuses Tuesday night, an accomplishment that, if it happens, would amount to one extremely sharp stick in the eye of the GOP establishment. The turnout had Paul’s supporters crowing. “For somebody...
  • Voting for Ron Paul -- and Against the GOP Establishment

    01/03/2012 2:53:26 PM PST · by stillafreemind · 99 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | Jan. 3rd, 2012 | Sherry Tomfeld
    Maybe it's time for a GOP rebellion. Why should voters listen to the GOP or Rove when they helped us into this soup? Does anyone think Romney has the guts to cut a trillion dollars in spending? Would he or Gingrich demand a declaration of war before putting troops in harms way? Are either of them going to get back to the Constitution, or just give it timely lip service?
  • The trouble with my uncle, Rick Santorum [he believes in the right to zot Paulbots]

    If you want another big-government politician who supports the status quo to run our country, you should vote for my uncle, Rick Santorum. America is based on a strong belief in individual liberty. My uncle’s interventionist policies, both domestic and foreign, stem from his irrational fear of freedom not working. Read more:
  • Progressives and the Ron Paul fallacies

    01/02/2012 8:05:11 PM PST · by birddog · 52 replies
    Salon ^ | 12/31/2011 | Glenn Greenwald
    As I’ve written about before, America’s election season degrades mainstream political discourse even beyond its usual lowly state. The worst attributes of our political culture — obsession with trivialities, the dominance of horserace “reporting,” and mindless partisan loyalties — become more pronounced than ever. Meanwhile, the actually consequential acts of the U.S. Government and the permanent power factions that control it — covert endless wars, consolidation of unchecked power, the rapid growth of the Surveillance State and the secrecy regime, massive inequalities in the legal system, continuous transfers of wealth from the disappearing middle class to large corporate conglomerates —...
  • Ron Paul Hates Republicans and Everything They Stand For

    12/21/2011 11:15:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 78 replies ^ | December 21, 2011 | Leon H. Wolf
    Most people already know that Ron Paul refused to endorse John McCain in the 2008 general election. While I don’t necessarily agree with that decision, especially from a contender for the GOP nominee, I can certainly understand it. Lord knows I hated every nice thing I had to say about John McCain and wasn’t entirely pleased about pulling the lever for him (which is a dramatic understatement). Most people assume that Paul endorsed Libertarian candidate Bob Barr in 2008, which is partially true. However, that is not the entire story. Paul also endorsed three other candidates. The first of those...
  • Ron Paul: Traitor Bradley Manning Is A "Hero" and a "Patriot"

    12/20/2011 2:49:26 PM PST · by TBBT · 108 replies
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | 12/20/2011
    Bradley Manning gave all the sensitive intelligence he could to WikiLeaks, which of course outed it all, in stages. The last bit outing -- of the real names of our agents working in hostile countries, against their own governments or terrorist groups which have the favor of the government -- was supposedly an "accident," but that information was outed all the same. People have been killed, obviously. Because Bradley Manning was all butthurt or something. Bradley Manning is a narcissistic, sociopathic coward and traitor with the blood of murder on his delicate little hands. But that's not the Bradley Manning...
  • New Ron Paul Ad ("Big Dog")

    12/05/2011 8:40:15 AM PST · by Captain Kirk · 68 replies · 1+ views
    New Ron Paul Ad ("Big Dog")
  • Ron Paul Defends Occupy Wall Street and Middle Class at Republican Debate

    10/19/2011 1:05:08 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 19 replies
    death and ^ | Oct 19 2011 | By DJ Pangburn
    Rep. Ron Paul is definitely the only Republican candidate who has displayed a degree of sympathy for the Occupy Wall Street protesters, and last night he proved it on a national stage by addressing resident Republican crazy man (one of many), Herman Cain.
  • Paul proving to be a force in 2012 GOP contest

    10/02/2011 2:55:51 PM PDT · by Baladas · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | October 2, 2012 | CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN
    McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Ron Paul, antagonist of the Federal Reserve and advocate for the gold standard, probably won't capture the Republican presidential nomination. But with his libertarian leanings energizing a small though growing group of passionate conservatives, the quirky Texas congressman is proving to be a force in the 2012 contest. Four months before the initial voting, Paul is having such a big impact on the race that some Republican operatives are convinced that he will play spoiler in important states, siphoning votes and attention from his rivals for months to come and helping determine the nominee. He's empowered...
  • "An unconstitutional killing: Obama's killing of Awlaki violates American principles" Ron Paul

    10/02/2011 2:11:40 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 154 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 10/2/11 | Ron Paul
    .....I don't trust Obama with determining what protections I should be allowed as a citizen any more than I trust him with our general defense, the economy, health care, job growth - or anything else. The usual justification for such abuse of the rule of law is that the post-9/11 period demands a different code of conduct to ensure people's safety. But politicians can always find excuses for why they should be allowed to disobey the Constitution..... Read more:
  • Ron Paul criticizes Obama for U.S. role in killing of Awlaki

    09/30/2011 3:09:34 PM PDT · by rdb3 · 104 replies · 2+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 30 SEPT 2011 | Michael Muskal
    Ron Paul, the Texas congressman who is seeking the GOP presidential nomination, on Friday criticized the Obama administration’s action in killing Anwar Awlaki, the American-born cleric who advocated jihad against the United States. Paul was the strongest critic on the Republican side in condemning the attack, which was praised by other candidates including Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, a libertarian like Paul, also questioned the tactic of killing a U.S. citizen without due process.
  • Rep Ron Paul (R)(TX-22) "No evidence Iran is developing a nuclear weapon"

    09/29/2011 5:36:33 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 30 replies
    Ron Paul was on WMAL this morning and he just said there is no evidence Iran is developing a nuclear weapon. He also said that Iran needs to develop weapons because the countries around them have nuclear weapons. Then he said if they did get nuclear weapons it would not matter since Stalin had nuclear weapons and we never used them. I guess he does not understand the concept of Nash equilibrium.
  • A Tea Party Conservative's Defense of Ron Paul...and His Supporters

    09/24/2011 11:42:06 AM PDT · by Bokababe · 167 replies · 2+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 9/24/11 | Russ Paladino
    I want to state at the outset that this essay is not intended to be an endorsement of Ron Paul. While I respect and admire many of his positions and his fidelity to the Constitution, I have strong misgivings about some of his stances on national security. If you could hear the debates between myself and my 20-year-old son, a passionate Ron Paul supporter, you would readily accept the sincerity of my disclaimer. That said, as the political season has heated up, I've been surprised at the tone of the discourse as it relates to Ron Paul. In fact, I...
  • Ron Paul says he'd consider putting Dennis Kucinich in his Cabinet

    09/21/2011 9:53:21 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 113 replies
    Ron Paul says he'd consider putting Dennis Kucinich in his Cabinet By Justin Sink - 09/21/11 12:02 PM ET Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) says he would consider putting the liberal congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) in his Cabinet if he wins the presidency in 2012. Paul said his libertarian political philosophy helps him connect with some on the far left — including Kucinich, who shares Paul’s general anti-war stance. Paul joked that if he brought the Ohio congressman aboard in his administration, he might have to create a "Department of Peace." "You've got to give credit to people who think," he...
  • GOP Front Runner Ron Paul

    09/20/2011 1:42:54 PM PDT · by toma29 · 45 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Paul ^ | 09/20/2011 | anti_keynes
    After Ron Paul's statistical tie to win the Iowa straw poll, his overwhelming victory in the California straw poll, and his victory by forfeiture in the Texas straw poll... (as well as every internet poll, google trend analysis, etc etc) We declare that the GOP Front Runner is Ron Paul. Please refer to him as GOP Front Runner Ron Paul all over the web and anywhere else you can. The evidence supports this.
  • AP Interview: Tough talk from Paul on Perry

    09/02/2011 3:53:00 PM PDT · by SmithL · 16 replies
    AP via SFGate ^ | 9/2/11 | STEVE PEOPLES, Associated Press
    Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul is likening his home state opponent, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, to a "candidate of the week." Paul, a Texas congressman, is advising GOP primary voters to look closely at Perry's record over the last decade. Paul says a lot has changed in Texas under Perry's watch — and much of it isn't good.
  • Ron Paul WINS Zot

    08/20/2011 4:50:00 PM PDT · by Ron Paul 2012 · 218 replies
    August 20, 2011
    <p>Ron Paul got a great birthday present Saturday, as the 76-year-old defeated 11 other Republicans in Saturday's New Hampshire Young Republicans Straw Poll.</p> <p>Paul, a congressman from Texas, won a commanding 45 percent of the vote and bested runner-up Mitt Romney by 35 percent votes despite not actually attending the event, which was held in New Castle and also included a lobster bake.</p>
  • Dennis Kucinich: I Learned from My Meeting with Syrian President Assad that He Does Care...

    07/04/2011 10:39:20 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 18 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | June 29, 2011 | Syrian TV
    Video 3008: US Congressman Dennis Kucinich on Syrian TV, June 29, 2011 Congressman Kucinich: There are great democratic aspirations for freedom. This is part of this desire for freedom, which is really sweeping the region and the world. The government is listening to the people. There has to be an agreement between the opposition and the government. When those agreements start to come together, things will change. I have no doubt that they will change. But you’re at the point right now where it must… From what I have seen, the government shows a willingness to listen, and shows a...
  • Tea Party Leaders Look to Bachmann, Paul and Perry (no support for Palin, boos for Romney)

    06/27/2011 1:21:57 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 100 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 2011-06-27 | Kate Zernike
    Who is the Tea Party candidate for president? If a gathering of about 100 Tea Party leaders in Washington on Monday gives any indication, it’s Representative Michele Bachmann (who just announced her candidacy), with Representative Ron Paul and Gov. Rick Perry vying for a close second (and probably edging her out on fervency of support). Leaders from Tea Party groups in about 40 states gathered in the Washington offices of FreedomWorks, the libertarian advocacy group that cultivated the Tea Party movement. (snip) A (completely unscientific) voice-vote straw poll of the (possibly unrepresentative) group, conducted by reporters, found almost no support...
  • 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.
  • Who is Ron Paul?

    05/20/2011 5:51:19 AM PDT · by haujo01 · 11 replies
    A Hollywood Republican ^ | 5/20/11 | Frank DeMartini
    ...Perennial presidential candidate, Ron Paul is the standard bearer of the Libertarian movement in this country and a Conservative Republican Congressman from Texas. His first official run for President occurred in 1988 on the Libertarian ticket. Since then, he ran again in 2008 as a Republican and is now officially seeking the Republican nomination in 2012. Even with this assumed notoriety, at this point, Paul is still not that well known (although that may be changing) and as such, is considered a ‘dark horse’ candidate. And, this is why I ask: Who is Ron Paul and really, what does he...
  • Ron Paul: "the president wanted to punish Texas"

    Presidential Candidate Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) was in League City today speaking to the North Galveston County Chamber of Commerce. Paul spoke before a packed house in LaBrisa’s large banquet room and then fielded questions from the audience in a town-hall style format. Paul began his speech talking about America’s out of control debt and that we hit the debt ceiling yesterday which drew a smattering of boos from the conservative crowd. He vowed that we would not vote to raise the debt ceiling and compared the situation America is in to a doctor prescribing more drugs for a patient...
  • Ron Paul's VP?

    05/16/2011 3:16:29 PM PDT · by ChocChipCookie · 54 replies
    vanity | May 16, 2011 | ChocChipCookie
    Pretend, if you will, that somehow Ron Paul has won the Republican nomination for President. Who on earth would he choose as his running mate? He's such a lone ranger and so out-there with a lot of his views that I can't think of a compatible VP candidate. What say you?
  • Ron Paul's Lapses Give Libertarianism a Bad Rap

    05/16/2011 6:56:14 AM PDT · by mnehring · 32 replies
    Texas Congressman Ron Paul, now officially seeking the 2012 GOP presidential nomination, says that the raid which killed Osama bin Laden "was absolutely not necessary." In the same radio interview, Paul conjectured that the United States could have convinced Pakistan to turn over bin Laden. The congressman added a bizarre non-sequitur. What if [bin Laden] had been in a hotel in London? So would we have sent the... helicopters into London because they were afraid the information would get out? Can Ron Paul not distinguish between steadfast ally Britain and a Pakistani regime poisoned by duplicitous people? The London scenario...
  • Kucinich ponders hitting the road

    05/15/2011 3:42:15 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 48 replies
    Politico ^ | May 15, 2011 | Erika Lovley
    Not long ago, Rep. Dennis Kucinich was championing the anti-war movement on the presidential stage with the likes of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. But now, the die-hard liberal who launched his 30-year career on a high note as the “boy mayor of Cleveland” has become something of a political outlaw on the hunt for a new House district reportedly as far west as Washington state and as far north as Maine. It’s a moment brought on by a set of circumstances ranging from dreary to bizarre. The anti-war movement has almost disappeared. He’s bracing to be redistricted out of...
  • LOL. Ron Paul just handed Chris Wallace his (liberal) hat. Wow.

    05/15/2011 11:34:54 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 163 replies
    Chris Wallace Comeuppance Vanity
    LOL! OK I just decided. If Palin doesn't run, Paul has my vote.
  • WSJ poll: Can Ron Paul win the GOP presidential nomination? (86.7% yes, 13.3% no)

    05/14/2011 8:43:02 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 52 replies · 1+ views
    The Texas congressman announced on "Good Morning America" that he is launching an official campaign for the Republican presidential nomination. As the founding father of a libertarian movement that paved the way for the tea party, Mr. Paul thinks his odds have improved since his last campaign in 2008. He said people are finally “agreeing with much of what I’ve been saying for 30 years. The time is right.” What do you think? Could Ron Paul be the nominee?
  • History- Ron Paul "I want to totally disassociate myself from the policies" [ of GOP & Reagan ]

    05/13/2011 6:35:05 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 71 replies · 3+ views
    Libertarian Party News, March/April 1987 ^ | March/April 1987 | Dr Ron Paul
    Libertarian Party's Ron Paul Sends "Dear Frank" Letter from the Libertarian Party News, March/April 1987 -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- Following is the text of a letter sent to Frank Fahrenkopf, chairman of the Republican National Committee, by Ron Paul, former member of Congress from Texas and now a member of the Libertarian Party. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- As a lifelong Republican, it saddens me to have to write this letter. My parents believed in the Republican Party and its free enterprise philosophy, and that's the way I was brought up. At age 21, in 1956, I cast my first vote for Ike and the entire Republican...
  • Ron Paul says killing Osama bin Laden ‘absolutely not necessary’

    05/13/2011 10:23:33 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 36 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | May 12, 2011 | Bryan Preston
    He has flirted with blame America firstism before, and even with Truthers a couple of times, but tends to leave himself enough wiggle room so that he doesn’t come off as totally off his nut. That’s gone now. Asked by WHO Radio’s Simon Conway whether he would have given the go-ahead to kill bin Laden if it meant entering another country, Paul shot back that it “absolutely was not necessary.” “I don’t think it was necessary, no. It absolutely was not necessary,” Paul said during his Tuesday comments. “I think respect for the rule of law and world law and...
  • Paul declares candidacy in 2012 GOP presidential primary (Unleash the blimps of isolationism!)

    05/13/2011 8:04:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 13, 2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Go ahead. Act surprised: It’s official: Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, will seek the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, he announced Friday on Good Morning America. “At this moment I am officially announcing that I am a candidate for president in the Republican primary,” Paul said. “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.” Paul, a mouthpiece for all things small-government, has made the presidential leap of faith twice before: In 1988, as the Libertarian Party nominee, and in 2008, as...
  • Ron Paul Officially Announces 2012 Presidential Bid

    05/13/2011 5:10:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/13/2011
    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...
  • Ron Paul Is Like Political Cyanide

    05/12/2011 6:35:53 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 60 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 5-12-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
    Sorry Ron Paul supporters, I know you howl like a dog whistle factory in a tornado when he gets criticized, but this is exactly why Trump said he'll never win... Ron Paul says he would not have authorized the mission that led to the death of Osama bin Laden, and that President Barack Obama should have worked with the Pakistani government instead of authorizing a raid... Read the rest at Poltico Even if he's right, for the sake of argument, these are statements that make a person patently unelectable. Focus groups have found that this ranks right up there...
  • Principled Ron Paul challenges GOP orthodoxy

    05/12/2011 4:15:33 PM PDT · by SJackson · 60 replies
    Capital Times ^ | 5-12-11 | John Nichols
    Even analysts who disagree with Texas Congressman Ron Paul on the issues recognized last week that the principled libertarian turned in the ablest performance at the first Republican presidential debate. Indeed, as Paul prepares to mount his third campaign for the presidency, he does so from a dramatically better position than at the beginnings of his previous bids. In 1988, he was a Libertarian shouting from the political wilderness about the supposed sameness of Republican George H.W. Bush and Democrat Michael Dukakis. In 2008, he was a maverick Republican wedged into debates with a crew of credible contenders such as...
  • Ron Paul wouldn't have approved Osama bin Laden operation

    05/12/2011 6:46:07 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 88 replies
    Ron Paul wouldn't have approved Osama bin Laden operation By: Juana Summers May 12, 2011 07:27 AM EDT Ron Paul says he would not have authorized the mission that led to the death of Osama bin Laden, and that President Barack Obama should have worked with the Pakistani government instead of authorizing a raid. "I think things could have been done somewhat differently," Paul said this week. "I would suggest the way they got Khalid [Sheikh] Mohammed. We went and cooperated with Pakistan. They arrested him, actually, and turned him over to us, and he's been in prison. Why can't...
  • Ron Paul to launch W.H. bid Friday

    05/12/2011 8:34:49 AM PDT · by Hawk720 · 94 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/12/2011 | Andy Barr
    Ron Paul is set to officially launch his presidential campaign Friday morning, a Paul source told POLITICO. The Texas congressman will make his announcement from New Hampshire during the 7:00 a.m. hour of ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Paul is then scheduled to speak at 10:00 a.m. in Exeter, part of a two-day swing through New Hampshire following a stop in Iowa. Paul will also be keynoting the Grafton County Republican Memorial dinner on Friday night.
  • Ron Paul: Killing OBL “absolutely was not necessary”

    05/12/2011 7:31:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/12/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Ron Paul’s supporters plan on another run for the presidency from the Texas Congressman, and some are saying that the mainstream has finally begun to embrace his ideas on economics and the Fed. On foreign policy and national defense, though, perhaps Paul is farther out than ever. In a radio interview on Tuesday, reported this morning in Politico, Paul said he would not have greenlighted the mission that killed Osama bin Laden, and would have worked with Pakistan to arrest him instead: “I think things could have been done somewhat differently,” Paul said this week. “I would suggest the way...
  • Quote Of The GOP Debate: Rep. Ron Paul Defends Heroin As ‘An Exercise Of Liberty’

    05/05/2011 10:01:32 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 201 replies ^ | 05/06/2011 | Frances Martel
    While it took a little while for the Republican candidates attending tonight’s debate to get going, the sheer diversity on the panel guaranteed some spirited answers, paramount among them Rep. Ron Paul’s steadfast adherence to civil liberties, which somehow concluded with him supporting legalization of heroin to raucous applause– highlighting the thick tension between conservatives and libertarians on the GOP. During a “lightning round” where candidates were asked to answer questions about the issues that would give them the most problems during the primaries, both libertarian candidates– Paul and former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson– were asked to defend their...
  • 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.
  • What's So Hard to Understand About Ron Paul?

    05/05/2011 7:42:56 AM PDT · by Tom Mullen · 30 replies ^ | 5/4/2011 | Tom Mullen
    This time things are going to be different for Ron Paul’s presidential run. After correctly predicting the collapse of the housing bubble and the resulting financial and economic crisis, Paul has become a mainstay on business talk shows, especially on the conservatively-oriented Fox News. One can almost sense the resignation in the voices of talk show hosts and reporters as they acknowledge that Paul will not be ignored by the media this time around – which is ironic because it is these same people who ignored him in 2008. However, while supporters will rejoice at the increased quantity of coverage...
  • Ron Paul: Troops should come home now that bin Laden is dead

    05/03/2011 5:10:47 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 151 replies
    Ron Paul: Troops should come home now that bin Laden is dead By Jordan Fabian - 05/03/11 05:37 PM ET Rep. Ron Paul (Texas), a possible Republican candidate for president, said Tuesday that the U.S. should bring its troops home from Iraq and Afghanistan now that Osama bin Laden has been killed. Paul, a long-time skeptic of American interventionism, said that "like all other Americans, I'm glad he's gone," but raised multiple questions about the costs associated with the 10-year manhunt for the al Qaeda leader behind the 9/11 attacks. "If we got him, I guess it's time to come...
  • 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 Has Better Chance This Time Around

    04/27/2011 5:34:00 AM PDT · by Freemarkets101 · 53 replies · 1+ views
    Brian Koenig ^ | 4/27/11 | Brian Koenig
    In an effort to tap the tea party voter base, Ron Paul announced Tuesday that he will be forming a presidential exploratory committee, offering up a second chance at the Republican presidential bid. Congressman Paul formed a sort of "cult" following during the 2008 election, raising more than $35 million but falling short of wooing any caucasus or primaries. But Paul claims the country has changed since 2008, with "literally millions of more people now concerned about things I talked about four years ago." This may be true, and so far Paul's views on high government spending and the Federal...