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Old 09-10-10, 04:02 PM
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Congressman Ron Paul Hints At 2012 Presidential Campaign

Ok guys, I don't know who all supported Ron Paul when he was running in 2007/8 but this guy offers real change. He has a non-intervention foreign policy and wants to put an end to the CIA and the war on drugs! Wouldn't it be great to have a president that doesn't like a strong executive branch?

WHO IS
RON PAUL?

He has NEVER voted to raise taxes.
He has NEVER voted for an unbalanced budget.
He has NEVER voted for a federal restriction on gun ownership.
He has NEVER voted to raise congressional pay.
He has NEVER taken a government-paid junket.
He has NEVER voted to increase the power of the executive branch.
He voted AGAINST the Patriot Act.
He voted AGAINST regulating the Internet.
He voted AGAINST the Iraq war.
He DOES NOT participate in the lucrative congressional pension program.
He returns a portion of his annual congressional office budget to the U.S. treasury every year.

Congressman Ron Paul Hints At 2012 Presidential Campaign
Posted By admin On September 10, 2010 @ 10:09 am

“It’s something I think about every single day”

Steve Watson
Prisonplanet.com
Friday, Sept 10th, 2010

Texas Congressman Ron Paul has hinted that he is strongly considering another Presidential run in 2012.

Paul, who previously ran for the Republican nomination in 2008 and under the Libertarian Party in 1988, told an interviewer that “It’s something I think about every single day,”.

The Congressman’s comments came during an interview with his former House colleague, Bob Bauman, legal counsel for The Sovereign Society – an independent investment advisory group.

Paul said it would “be a tough decision”, but that he believes the American people are ready to embrace a new political direction.

The comments have not been picked by by mainstream media sources as of yet.

The Congressman has previously downplayed rumours of another Presidential campaign, saying it is unlikely. However, following a string of successes in recent surveys and straw polls, including victory in the Conservative Political Action Conference’s (CPAC) presidential straw poll, it seems Paul is now reconsidering his earlier statements.

Paul’s comments add weight to more recent rumblings that he may once again pick up the presidential campaign mantle in 2012. Earlier this year the Congressman’s wife, Carol, stated “If you would ask him now he would probably say ‘no’, but he did say…things are happening so quickly and fast in our country, if we’re at a crisis period and they need someone…with the knowledge he has…then he would do it.

Jesse Benton, Senior VP of Paul’s advocacy group Campaign for Liberty, has said of the prospective run: “If the decision had to be made today, it would be ‘no’, but he is considering it very strongly and there is a decent likelihood that he will. A lot of it depends on things going on in his personal life and also what’s going on in the country.

At the height of Paul’s 2008 campaign, dubbed the Ron Paul Revolution by supporters, the Congressman smashed the all-time record for political donations on one day, beating John Kerry’s previous effort as he hauled in over $6 million dollars during a 24-hour period that coincided with the 234th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party.

Indeed, as we have continuously highlighted, The Tea Party movement, originally Libertarian in origin, grew out of this trend of honouring the anniversary of the Boston Tea Party. An event held in 2006 was repeated in 2007 with the Ron Paul Money bomb, and the movement evolved from there over the following three years.

As part of an effort to encourage Ron Paul to run for president in 2012, a Tea Party moneybomb has been set up with the aim of repeating those previous successes. The goal of The Ron Paul Tea Party is to have 100,000 people donate $100 each on December 16, 2010 to kick off Paul’s 2012 presidential bid, should he decide to run.

Infowars’ Alex Jones has personally pledged support to the Draft Ron Paul movement, noting that Paul is the only candidate who will inject real issues into an otherwise sterile debate format and that everything he has been warning the American people about for decades is coming into fruition as we approach 2012.

Whether neocon and corporate Republicans like it or not, Ron Paul has had and continues to have a far reaching impact upon the direction of the party. Every rare intelligible thing that Sarah Palin has said regarding limited government, fiscal economic policy and the restoration of freedom is taken straight from the Ron Paul handbook.

The core difference between Paul and Palin is that the Congressman has built a real grass roots following over the course of several decades. Paul is the real deal, while Palin, Romney, McCain and Gingrich, on the other hand are all neocons at the core, supporting the invasion and occupation of sovereign nations in step with the grossly bloated empire building military industrial complex. Never pandering to the crowds, Paul has consistently hammered home this key difference.

Of the current crop of possible 2012 GOP presidential candidates, Ron Paul is once again the only one truly in step with the majority anti-war, anti-big government sentiment in America.

The Texas Congressman has also been instrumental in leading a grass roots revolt against the real culprits behind the economic collapse, the Federal Reserve, introducing a bill to audit the private organization which has received widespread support from both Republicans and Democrats but has been fought at every turn by elitists in Washington.

If you thought the impact of the Ron Paul Revolution in 2007 and 2008 was damaging to the new world order agenda, then imagine what kind of momentum could be built up over the next few years as we head towards 2012, which globalists have marked down as a key juncture by which they want their global feudalist system firmly in place.

It almost seems like fate that the Congressman should lead the mass resistance to the globalist agenda at this crucial time in history, and we implore him to take on that hefty responsibility while guaranteeing that the grass roots will rally behind him with a ferocity never before seen in recent political times.

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WHO IS RON PAUL?

Dosen't he have issues with race?
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Ok guys, I don't know who all supported Ron Paul when he was running in 2007/8 but this guy offers real change. He has a non-intervention foreign policy and wants to put an end to the CIA and the war on drugs! Wouldn't it be great to have a president that doesn't like a strong executive branch?


Hi, you must be new here.

(In before the c-man 'anarchist' comment.)
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Originally Posted by Nazgul View Post
WHO IS RON PAUL?

Dosen't he have issues with race?
Media sure is good at what it does...they ran a smear campaign on Rand Paul (his son). Neither are racist, they twisted a statement Rand Paul about the federal gov. getting involved in private business without constitutional rights and they wouldn't stop attacking him saying that then businesses could discriminate but that isn't at all what he was talking about.
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Media sure is good at what it does...they ran a smear campaign on Rand Paul (his son). Neither are racist, they twisted a statement Rand Paul about the federal gov. getting involved in private business without constitutional rights and they wouldn't stop attacking him saying that then businesses could discriminate but that isn't at all what he was talking about.
That's not what he's referring to. At all.
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That's not what he's referring to. At all.
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Again, not even close.

Hint: It has nothing to do with Rand Paul. Nothing.
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Re: Congressman Ron Paul Hints At 2012 Presidential Campaign

Also, Mr. Paul was born in 1935 and will be 77 years old when the 2012 general election is held.
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Again, not even close.

Hint: It has nothing to do with Rand Paul. Nothing.
Are you referring to Nazgul's comment or your own? Please elaborate.
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Are you referring to Nazgul's comment or your own? Please elaborate.
Nazgul's.

There were issues with Mr. Paul's views on race stemming from articles published in his newsletter. It was discussed here pretty heavily during the '08 campaign, and covered extensively by Reason magazine.
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Are you referring to Nazgul's comment or your own? Please elaborate.
And please do it in the form of a YouTube video.
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I don't believe he's an anarchist. He's an anarchista.

Seriously - I just believe you can not run a government the way Ron Paul says he would like to.

btw: 'He's never voted to raise taxes' is reason enough not to support him.

Sometimes it's necessary to raise taxes.
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Originally Posted by wendersfan View Post
Nazgul's.

There were issues with Mr. Paul's views on race stemming from articles published in his newsletter. It was discussed here pretty heavily during the '08 campaign, and covered extensively by Reason magazine.
Yep. I was fully behind Mr. Paul prior to the release of those newsletters and I found his 'explanations' for them completely inadequate and disappointing.
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Nazgul's.

There were issues with Mr. Paul's views on race stemming from articles published in his newsletter. It was discussed here pretty heavily during the '08 campaign, and covered extensively by Reason magazine.
I'll let him answer in his own words (for Nazgul's sake):

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What I and Pharoh can't understand is how Ron Paul gets reelected, by substantial margins, considering the make-up of the district he represents.
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I don't believe he's an anarchist. He's an anarchista.

Seriously - I just believe you can not run a government the way Ron Paul says he would like to.

btw: 'He's never voted to raise taxes' is reason enough not to support him.

Sometimes it's necessary to raise taxes.
BTW GuardDog, when classicman2 says that someone is being too economically conservative, it means something.

Like go edit wikipedia.
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Well, you've failed my challenge.

Poor Bandoman won't be getting any backhanded compliments next week.
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BTW GuardDog, when classicman2 says that someone is being too economically conservative, it means something.


Like go edit wikipedia.
Where did I say 'he is too economically conservative?'

I did say sometimes it is necessary to raise taxes.

You don't it is?
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You don't it is?
I used to it is, but as I've gotten older it's become a lot less.
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Nazgul's.

There were issues with Mr. Paul's views on race stemming from articles published in his newsletter. It was discussed here pretty heavily during the '08 campaign, and covered extensively by Reason magazine.
This is what I was referring to.
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67% of Blacks are in prison?!?!?
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This is what I was referring to.
I remember the smear campaign that was used against him then, and his response is stellar. CLEARLY someone was seeking to smear him on something that they could link to him worthy of smearing. He didn't write the racist things in the newsletter.

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I did say sometimes it is necessary to raise taxes.
I'm sure Paul would agree. But which of the tax increases that Paul failed to vote for were necessary in your opinion?
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I don't know every single vote he took on raising taxes?

Perhaps you do. If so - enlighten the forum.
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