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  • Ron Paul Won't Endorse Romney, Cites More of Same

    10/12/2012 1:31:28 PM PDT · by Innovative · 59 replies
    CNBC ^ | Oct 11, 2012 | Javier David
    Texas Republican congressman Ron Paul pointedly refused to endorse his party's presidential contender, Mitt Romney, arguing that neither he nor President Barack Obama would make necessary cuts to public spending that would avert a fiscal catastrophe. "No," the iconoclastic Libertarian bluntly told CNBC’s "Futures Now," when asked about whether he was prepared to endorse Romney. He accused both the former Massachusetts governor and the president of being captive to similar interests.
  • Paperwork filed to nominate Ron Paul at RNC

    08/28/2012 6:58:55 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 76 replies
    The Daily Paul ^ | August 28, 2012 | newtham
    PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: Wayne Terhune Delegation Chair, Nevada Six States Nominate Congressman Ron Paul for President at the Republican National Convention TAMPA, August 28, 2012-- Supporters of Congressman Ron Paul have collected the necessary signatures to nominate him for President of the United States at the RNC. The current rules state that a plurality of delegates from five states are required to nominate a candidate for President. The Secretary of the Convention, Kim Reynolds, was presented with the forms over an hour before the call for nominations. “We are excited to get Dr. Paul nominated,” said...
  • Ron Paul on Romney: ‘I don’t fully endorse him for president’

    08/26/2012 1:08:23 PM PDT · by GlockThe Vote · 138 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/26/2012 | Chris Moody
    TAMPA -- Mitt Romney's presidential campaign gave Texas Rep. Ron Paul a chance to speak at the Republican National Convention, but he declined due to the conditions of the offer, the New York Times reports: Mr. Paul, in an interview, said convention planners had offered him an opportunity to speak under two conditions: that he deliver remarks vetted by the Romney campaign, and that he give a full-fledged endorsement of Mr. Romney. He declined. "It wouldn't be my speech," Mr. Paul said. "That would undo everything I've done in the last 30 years. I don't fully endorse him for president."
  • BREAKING: Ron Paul to end active campaigning

    05/14/2012 12:02:59 PM PDT · by mnehring · 129 replies
    An announcement from Rep. Ron Paul indicates that the Republican presidential candidate will no longer actively campaign for the GOP nomination, but will continue to work to secure delegates at upcoming Republican state conventions. "Moving forward, however, we will no longer spend resources campaigning in primaries in states that have not yet voted," said Paul, in a statement released Monday afternoon. "Doing so with any hope of success would take many tens of millions of dollars we simply do not have."
  • Ron Paul mocks Santorum and Palin for small crowds (Huh?)

    03/05/2012 5:49:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | March 5, 2012 | Joel Gehrke
    Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, mocked Rick Santorum and Sarah Palin today for drawing smaller crowds than his campaign as he sprints to the Super Tuesday finish. Paul's campaign announced that 1,300 people attended his town hall in Sandpoint, Idaho, which has a population of 7,400 people. "This contrasts with less-inspiring candidates struggling with diminished interest, including small crowd sizes for Rick Santorum in [the] much larger Coeur d'Alene, which neighbors Spokane," his campaign observed. "The 'leading' competing candidate drew a paltry 600 there on February 15th, and turnout for the Pual town hall event also contrasts with turnout for a...
  • The Duke’s Victory (Ron Paul praises David Duke 1990)

    12/23/2011 5:30:26 PM PST · by mnehring · 114 replies · 11+ views
    Ron Paul Survival Report (scanned links in body of thread)
    (The following is a transcript of a Ron Paul article from 1990 in his newsletter, The Ron Paul Survival Report. Links to the scanned copies are here: http://i43.tinypic.com/2rylfv7.png http://i44.tinypic.com/wgqgeh.png David Duke received 44% of the vote in the Senate primary race in Louisiana, 60% of the white vote and 9% of the black vote!. This totaled 100,000 more votes that the current governor when he won. Duke lost the election, but he scared the blazes out of the Establishment. If the official Republican hadn’t been ordered to drop out, he might have won. Certainly there would have been a run-off....
  • Ron Paul: 9/11 prompted "glee" in Bush administration

    12/09/2011 10:14:48 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 237 replies
    CBS News ^ | 12/09/2011 | Brian Montopoli
    Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul said Thursday evening that Bush administration officials were gleeful after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks because it gave them a pretext to invade Iraq. "Just think of what happened after 9/11. Immediately before there was any assessment there was glee in the administration because now we can invade Iraq," the Texas Republican told a group of mostly young backers in Iowa. He went on to suggest officials are now setting the stage for an invasion of Iran. Paul, who was tied for second in this week's CBS News/New York Times poll of likely Iowa caucus-goers,...
  • Ron Paul won't seek congressional term in 2012

    07/12/2011 9:20:57 AM PDT · by sunmars · 117 replies
    thefacts.com ^ | Tue Jul 12, 2011 | John Tompkins
    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. “It’s 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 didn’t want to wait for filing in the 2012 primary to...
  • 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 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 Launches Presidential Campaign (Drudge: He's In!)

    04/26/2011 4:22:54 AM PDT · by quesney · 246 replies
    Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, whose outspoken libertarian views and folksy style made him a cult hero during two previous presidential campaigns, will announce on Tuesday that he's going to try a third time. Sources close to Paul, who is in his 12th term in the House, said he will unveil an exploratory presidential committee, a key step in gearing up for a White House race. He will also unveil the campaign’s leadership team in Iowa, where the first votes of the presidential election will be cast in caucuses next year. Meet the GOP's Potential Candidates Paul, 75, ran as the...
  • STRAW POLL WINNER : Ron Paul

    02/12/2011 5:25:00 PM PST · by dragnet2 · 114 replies
    drudgereport.com ^ | 2/12/2011 | Drudge Report
    Texas Rep. Ron Paul has won the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) 2012 presidential preference straw poll of 3,742 activists, the chairman of the huge annual gathering of conservative activists announced on Saturday.
  • Could Ron Paul Take Down Sarah Palin?

    12/13/2010 11:36:14 AM PST · by pissant · 128 replies · 2+ views
    NY Mag ^ | 12/13/10 | Dan Amira
    Long before the tea party movement grabbed half a dozen Senate seats, before its early proponents ever even dreamed of wearing Colonial-era garb in public, there was longtime Texas Republican Ron Paul, the one guy in Congress trying to abolish the Federal Reserve and shrink the government into near nonexistence. Paul won a devoted-bordering-on-cultish following during his 2008 presidential run, one which, obviously, didn't work out. But now Paul is telling the Times that "it’s at least 50-50" that he'll try again in 2012, and this time, with the movement built largely on his libertarian philosophy now a real force...
  • Rep. Ron Paul files for Republican presidential bid

    01/11/2007 4:32:27 PM PST · by dogbyte12 · 244 replies · 3,792+ views
    AP ^ | 1-11-07 | Katherine Hunt
    Rep. Ron Paul has filed papers in Texas to create a presidential exploratory committee that will allow him to raise money, the Associated Press reported late Thursday. The nine-term congressman from southeast Texas was the Libertarian nominee for president in 1988 and received more than 400,000 votes, the AP reported. This time he plans to run as a Republican.
  • Ron Paul’s Shocking Message To The Tea Party (Doesn't like today's rally) [Tinfoil Alert]

    08/28/2010 1:55:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 139 replies
    Digital Meeting Center ^ | August 28, 2010
    Ron Paul has some surprising news for the Tea Party: You’re being taken for a ride. At least this is what many libertarians like Ron Paul believe when they see someone like Glenn Beck or Sarah Palin trying to lead the Tea Party at the “restoring honor” rally this weekend. In fact, Ron Paul believes, if you’re looking for real freedom, you should really go back to the core of the constitution and the bill of rights, which Beck and Palin do not fully endorse when you really look at their beliefs. Whether it be Palin’s support for starting more...
  • Ron Paul: Left and the Right Demagogue Mosque, Islam

    08/20/2010 8:55:24 PM PDT · by speciallybland · 134 replies
    Business Wire via CNBC ^ | 08/20/2010 | Ron Paul
    Congressman Ron Paul today released the following statement on the controversy concerning the construction of an Islamic Center and Mosque in New York City: “Is the controversy over building a mosque near ground zero a grand distraction or a grand opportunity? Or is it, once again, grandiose demagoguery?” .“Is the controversy over building a mosque near ground zero a grand distraction or a grand opportunity? Or is it, once again, grandiose demagoguery? “It has been said, “Nero fiddled while Rome burned.” Are we not overly preoccupied with this controversy, now being used in various ways by grandstanding politicians? It looks...
  • MSNBC Works with Alex Jones to Discredit Tea Party Movement

    06/13/2010 4:43:55 PM PDT · by pissant · 40 replies · 1,027+ views
    Right SIde News ^ | 6/13/10 | Cliff Kincaid
    Radio host Alex Jones, who believes that 9/11 was a U.S. government plot and "inside job" conspiracy, is featured in Chris Matthews' Wednesday documentary on MSNBC as a leader of the "New Right" and the Tea Party movement. But Jones has absolutely nothing to do with the conservative or Tea Party movements. In the advance promotional advertisements for the program, Jones is shown saying that the U.S. has entered the phase of "deep tyranny." The promos make Jones appear to be the undisputed leader of the "New Right" and the Tea Party movement. But in fact, a video shows Jones...
  • Forget Sarah Palin: It's Rand Paul's moment and Ron Paul's opportunity

    05/18/2010 2:09:49 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 152 replies · 2,672+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2010-05-17 | Brent Budowsky
    Behind the scenes the insider Republican establishment is now in an uproar as the odds are high that Rand Paul wins the Republican nomination for senator from Kentucky. This would be a major embarrassment to Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and raises a big question about 2012: Why is Sarah Palin getting so much attention, and Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) so little, from the national media and pundit classes? Certain pundits appear strangely infatuated with Palin, but it seems to me that if Ron Paul runs for president in 2012, he could win a plurality of delegates in a multi-candidate field....
  • Rand Paul's top goal is to cut federal spending

    04/20/2010 9:10:59 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 32 replies · 920+ views
    http://www.kentucky.com ^ | Apr. 20, 2010 | By Ryan Alessi
    LOUISVILLE — Rand Paul sounds nothing like any major candidate for the U.S. Senate in Kentucky ever has, let alone a front-runner for the Republican nomination. He complains as much about actions of those in his own party as he does about Democrats. He has said he doesn't need the Republican power structure to win the party's May 18 primary or the November election to replace U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning. And he rarely mentions Kentucky in stump speeches. Instead, he sticks to his big-picture message of slashing spending, constraining federal powers and imposing term limits on members of Congress. And...
  • POLITICO poll exposes a Ron Paul vs. Sarah Palin split in the Tea Party movement

    04/19/2010 12:29:11 PM PDT · by pissant · 116 replies · 1,549+ views
    Examiner ^ | 4/19/10 | Ryan Witt
    The Tea Party is still in the infanct stage of development, and as such we are still learning exactly what the movement looks like. A recent poll by POLITICO/TargetPoint confirmed what many already thought about the Tea Party demographics. First, what unites the Tea Party is an intense anger against the growth of government and policies of the Obama administration. Three-quarters of Tea Party members believe that President Obama is driving a "socialist agenda." The bad news for Republicans is that this anger extends to them as well. Three-fourths of Tea Party members said they wished to send a message...