Salon asks: Who will be the Ron Paul of 2012?Submitted by bobbyw24 on Tue, 11/23/2010 - 11:01
It might just be Ron Paul himself. He talks to Salon -- and it sounds like he's a little uneasy with Mitt and Sarah
"People ask me if I think about it, and I do," Ron Paul says, talking about the possibility of making another presidential run in 2012. "I haven’t decided. It is going to be several months before I need to, or expect to, make a decision like that."
SNIP--Will he run in 2012?
A decision, he adds, will come "by spring."
The political landscape, which has become markedly more hospitable to Paul's libertarian brand of Republicanism in the last two years, probably makes the idea of another run tempting. Paul's ultra-skeptical view of the Federal Reserve was, in 2008, cited as axiomatic evidence of his kookiness. Now, mainstream unease about the Fed appears to be building, most recently finding expression after Ben Bernanke’s decision to launch a $600 billion bond-purchase plan earlier this month. Even Mitch McConnell and John Boehner wrote to the Fed chairman to express their "deep concerns" about his move.