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Ron Paul Should Announce 2012 Candidacy NOW

Carpe Diem, Dr. Paul!

by Mark R. Crovelli

Ron Paul’s stunning landslide victory in the CPAC straw poll is an event that cannot be allowed to go to waste. Political moments this ripe are about as rare as the California condor, and Ron Paul would do us all an incalculable service if he would seize the day, and declare his intention to run in the 2012 presidential election. He needs to do this right now. Not next month, not next year, but now.



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I don't think he wants to run

Dr. Paul will likely not be running in 2012, unless there is truly no one else he can get behind.

There are a number of candidates who could possibly run, and I really believe Ron Paul would rather lend his support (as well as rally some very energetic supporters) to help.

He's going to be 77 years old in 2012, and that would be a real liability to garner mainstream support.

That being said, I'd gladly do what I can to support either Dr. Paul himself or any candidate he supports.

Until then, I'll do what I can for Senator Rand Paul (I mean future senator...)

Mark is wrong, He needs to

Mark is wrong, He needs to secure his congressional seat first, the elections is still over 2 years away.

Don't announce yet Ron, stand your ground.


Texas seat comes first. Declaring for a presidential run means he'd likely lose the upcoming race for Congress in his district. If he loses his Congressional seat, AND the presidential run, that precious voice in Capitol Hill will be completely lost.

We've been through this before; it's RP's focus to keep his seat. Only once that's decided will he then forge ahead on any other plans.

Wanna support Ron Paul? Then spread the word --

**Ron Paul for Congress 2010!**

I'm rolling with

laissez faire on this one.
I say let them wear there self out before stepping into the ring. Paul has work to do. Let him do what he needs to do.

We are the campaign. The campaign starts when we say it does.

The Strategy Forward

Based on some public comments that Ron Paul recently made on TV, he does not seem even interested in running again. He had made some recent comments about how he just wants to educate people on philosophical/policy issues, and doesn't really want to hold office. Given his age, it remains to be seen if he really has the hunger and drive for another Presidential run. But perhaps all of us here can persuade him to make the effort just one more time. At least he hasn't ruled it out (I'll think ultimately, he'll run).

Having said that, I agree that Ron Paul needs to captialize on his momentum early, and lay the groundwork and offices for Iowa and New Hampshire and South Carolina right away. We need also to help him with big fundraising efforts early, and revive the Trevor Lyman techniques and methods and get Ron Paul frontloaded with $$$million-of-dollars early. If we do that, and Ron Paul has his offices in place, then the U.S. News Media won't be able to ignore him, and there is a good chance Paul could be even percieved as the "frontrunner" (at least from the peoples standpoint).

But the timing of this has to wait until the results of Ron Paul's own U.S. Congressional Election is assured. He has to lock up his seat in Congress first, and then go forward.

The problem in 2007-8, was that Ron Paul was, at the start, an "unknown" guy back then. By the time Ron Paul raised all those millions of dollars, it was effectively too late, as it was just a month+ away from the Iowa caucus. By that time the Media had a whopping 18 months to brainwash the public, and sell us John McCain, Rudy Guilinani, and Mitt Romney, and even tried to prop-up the dottering Fred Thompson as a "serious candidate".

So yes, Ron Paul must get going very early and get the fundraising and the offices and the boots on the ground in place, so that he is not just overwhelemed by Mitt Romney and his $100 million stash and media backing.

December 2010 is the time to really get started.


The second Ron Paul does that, the media will stop having him on air because the establishment will immediately consider him a threat.

Plus, the corporate media will have hourly specials trying to destroy Ron Paul's good name.

He's done more to spread our message by being all over the TV, Radio, and Internet than any acting President has ever done.

He's the most mainstream voice for our message and if he ran for president now, the news outlets will ignore him.

its never to early to start

its never to early to start raising money!

“Defiance of God’s Law will eventually bring havoc to a society.” - Dr. Ron Paul

That would be the kiss of death for a Ron Paul campaign.

Think about it. Ron can hardly keep up with the demand for media appearances. He's a go-to guy for a contrarian opinion on monetary policy, economics, and foreign policy.

The one thing that would guarantee that he suddenly gets dropped from that media A-list is throwing his hat into the ring for president. At that point, instead of being an embarrassment to the GOP (a big part of why the media like to have him on), and a voice for balance against the Keynesians, he will be a threat. They will try to make him as invisible as they did in the last election.

Make hay while the sun shines. He's getting his message out quite successfully, and he's becoming known much more widely as a rational voice and a truly honest politician.

Be serious.

The idea is without merit on so many levels. It goes back on his word. It sets him up to lose his house race. Th earliest announcement ever makes him a laughingstock. It lengthens a campaign that was already too long for him. It's ill-timed compared to an announcement after the dollar tanks. The CPAC victory combined with a pres announcement characterized as leaving the GOP in a "terrified stupor," that is ridiculous on its face.

Look, CPAC was great and important, but it will be forgotten by the people that matter (independent voters) and non-activist Republicans within 10 days. Daydreams are fun, back to work.

10-15 million more voters need to believe in non-interventionism (liberty) at home and abroad to change America. Minds changed on Syria. Minds changing on privacy. "Printing money" is part of the dialogue. Win minds through focus, strategy.

Quote by Barack Obama in 2007-

I'll worry about Ron Paul if he gets to the general election.

* Barack Obama, November 8, 2007

Peace, Freedom and Prosperity. Not War, Welfare and Bankruptcy.


It's the Doctor's call,

not ours. Either way, it is about the message. Keep moving forward.....

E Pluribus Unum

Come on E...You know your are ready for a Ron Paul 2012 button,

You know your are ready for a Ron Paul 2012 button,yard sign, blimp, shirt, etc...Let's get on with it and annihilate the competition before they even have a chance to think about running.

For liberty,

I agree,But it is a catch 22

With the way politics work now, if He announces to early it gives the opposition time to find or create dirt to discredit him,And there is always the advantage of surprise at the last minute.Yet if he announced now it would give time to build support,A little perplexing?

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

I agree its too early

Nowadays I think you need look like your being begged to run otherwise theyll label you an egomaniac.

He has very little dirt.

It would sure give him the spotlight to spread his message. Even if he did not plan on winning.

I agree !

Yet they will distract from the momentum by creating some that will take away resources to defend and prove wrong.Yet it would to be nice to know right now.

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

I'm not sure

I think he wants to influence the 2010 elections and can do that better inside the tent. His running will be seen by certain factions as attacking the tent. That this is entirely their doing by trying to close the tent against him never seems to occur to them.

If you listen to his CPAC speech when he says 'we can win if we are a bit more tolerant to dissenting voices' I honestly thought he was speaking to the National Review crowd. I think he sees the current spending spikes as a true threat not only to liberty, but to the nation as a sovereign nation. I think he wants the Obama agenda curbed, at least. If so, he won't run and split factions before 2010.

I agree that if his main point were to be president, this article spells out what he should do. However, we all know that isn't his driving force, at all. The country is.

Integrity means having to say things that people don't want to hear & especially to say things that the regime doesnt want to hear -RonPaul

Great article

Boils it all down to the essentials.


Freedom - Peace - Prosperity

Agreed, this deserves a bump!

Go RON GO! Run Ron Run! Win Ron win! (From my four year old, who can read this!)

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