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Salon asks: Who will be the Ron Paul of 2012?

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.

http://www.salon.com/news/politics/war_room/2010/11/23/ron_p...



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Hasnt the date of the reagen

Hasnt the date of the reagen debate already been set? I think its real soon.

Salon article comments section...

I just read Salon's article and was happy with the comments section except for "That was a biased puff piece, if I've ever seen one" posted by Cuchulain2007.

Here are two excerpts:

"He is a proponent of bat-sh*t crazy Austrian Economics, which would increase our already record levels of income and wealth inequality."

and

"Ron Paul has strong ties to Christian Reconstuctionism, and is a darling among white supremacists."

These misrepresentations, distortions of Dr. Paul's positions turned my stomach. I for one will remedy Cuchulain2007's own bias with a cogent reply. You?

“The moral and constitutional obligations of our representatives in Washington are to protect our liberty, not coddle the world, precipitating no-win wars, while bringing bankruptcy and economic turmoil to our people.” - Ron Paul

Gary Johnson says we should be very vigilant

as to national defense. Does that include defending us poor common citizens from the International Police State?

This country could save a lot of money by outlawing back room deals with the military-industrial-security complex.

They don't have to SPEND more on "defense," they just have to lay off, and then our liberties will be defended.

Great article

So we will know by March 23rd ("by spring") about Dr. Paul's decision. He said he will be looking at many factors:
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"There could be some personal factors that I would take into consideration -- family things. There will be the exact condition of what’s happening in the financial markets, whether I think people will continue to be interested in the Fed and whether we can excite people about ending our foreign policy.

"If I still think [my support] would be only three or four percent, that would be one thing. But I think our numbers our growing, so I’ll just have to assess it next year."
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I also note the author of the article spent a good portion of his words talking about Gary Johnson. As he noted in this article, Salon profiled Governor Johnson earlier this year, painting him in a very favorable light.

http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2010/05/05/gary_johnson_mo...

I honestly don't know which way our Dr. Paul will go. I am certain of one thing though. Whichever way he goes, he's going to have me right behind him.

I wouldn't go putting dates on things.

I'm content with "spring" since that's what Dr. Paul said.

If he wanted a date, he'd have said a date.

He announced last time in February.

I think there will also be an early debate this time around at the Reagan Library.

I would suspect he will have to announce before then if he wants to be invited.

Point taken

I was actually using the March 23rd date as a deadline more than in the sense of "when he will announce". I agree that if he wants to be included in the Reagan Library debate he would necessarily have to announce his intention before - well before in fact. This also goes for Governor Johnson.

When is the Reagan Library debate?

Honestly, I think he's in for

Honestly, I think he's in for sure.

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Johnson 2012

too soon?

WHO??

If we thought Ron Paul had name recognition issues in 2008, wait till Johnson runs in 2012.

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Ron Paul 2012 of course.

Ron Paul 2012 of course.

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I'm with you on that!

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Real eyes realize real lies

We want our country back

Every year is a year for Ron Paul!

Very nice read !!

Thanks for posting..

Ron Paul or bust in 2012

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"It might just be Ron Paul himself." Good, they answered .....

that question quickly.

Run Ron Run!

Run Ron Run!

good find

Thanks for posting.

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Ron Paul 2012!

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Thanks-a nice read

Thanks-a nice read

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whats in the spring... his

whats in the spring... his book.

spring

spring comes early in Texas I think some time in January.

:)

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we can hope

we can hope

The sooner the better. Need

The sooner the better.

Need to be in that first debate @ The Reagan Library

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