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Ron Paul opens new 'testing the waters' account in preparation for Presidential exploratory committee

"Ron Paul quietly took another step toward a presidential run recently, creating a so-called “testing the waters” account that allows him to start raising money toward a White House bid and could eventually become his official campaign account, a Paul aide confirmed to POLITICO.

The Texas congressman is expected to announce whether he will again run for the Republican nomination sometime early next month — and recent moves are the strongest signs yet that the libertarian icon will indeed launch another bid. Jesse Benton, director of Paul’s LibertyPAC, told POLITICO that the new account was opened in anticipation of creating a formal presidential committee. The small step toward a bid is the same kind taken recently by Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum, but it stops short of an official exploratory committee filed with the FEC."

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One step closer! But...

We must realize that Dr. Paul is up against something no other potential presidential candidate in 2012 (at least on the horizon now) has to deal with: his age and his wife's health.

His wife nearly died in 2008 and I'm sure he is watching out for her well-being very closely this time around.

So timing is very important as to his decision.

Although he appears to be sharp and in good health, he would be 77 when he takes office if he were to win the presidency.

I hope with all my heart he runs, but I know the stress it will place on him and his family and I will truly respect any decison he makes.

About all we can do for now is pray for his great health and for the inspiration to make the best decision for him and his wife - and contribute to his PAC.

While WE know his decision to run would absolutely be the best decision for this country, sadly most of the people are simply too uninformed or misguided to realize this.

But what a fun ride it will be and another great chance for him to be involved in the discussion.

And who knows, there is always that chance you might actually win as Dr. Paul says.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

Ron's son Robert

Did anyone see where Ron's son, Robert, is mulling a congressional run?

http://www.star-telegram.com/2011/04/14/3002116/another-one-...

"Men are ruled, at this minute, by the clock, by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern."

-G.K. Chesterton

Change the date.

I am not crazy about the date, either the 19th or the 20th for obvious or not so obvious reasons.

I concede that the 19th has some merit being the shot heard round the world date. There are plenty of drawbacks for both dates as well.

I prefer April 22. On this date the father of the American Navy, Captain John Paul leads raid on England. Most people know him as John Paul Jones because of his famous "I have not yet begun to fight" quote as it appeared his beleaguered ship would sink. He of course turned the battle back and in fact captured his British adversary.

What say you all.

Ron Paul 2012
I have not yet begun to fight!

thats great! The best slogan

thats great! The best slogan I came up with was: Ron Paul 2012: Keep the CHANGE!

Q

I remember when Dr. Paul set a record 'Money Bomb' and

58,000 people contributed in a 24 hr. period. It was awesome to watch the money fly in. It was a great display of love for the Champion of the Constitution.

I hope and pray that we can repeat this feat many more times.

The event is in the hands of God.

This makes me happy

Very happy!

Trevor Lyman's picture

A moneybomb is ready and

A moneybomb is ready and waiting with almost three thousand pledges already.

http://www.RunRonPaul.com

As soon as he announces we'll pick a date!

Rally before and after

the first Presidential debate in Greenville, SC on May 5th at the Peace Center is being arranged. Please make every effort to get yourself there. Imagine 10,000 showing up with home made signs, people at every corner of downtown Greenville and a big flat panel displaying the total of RP's money bomb.

Google map the Peace Center, click on the satallite image and check out the Liberty bridge across the street. Let's pack the place.

Dr. Mike Vasovski
South Carolina Campaign Chairman, Ron Paul 2012
The SINGLE vote in the SC delegation for RP, GOP Convention, Tampa, FL
2010 Candidate, US Congress SC-03
Past Chairman, Aiken, SC County Tea Party

wrong place for this post

oops

sorry

....where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is LIBERTY. 2 Corinthians 3:17(b)

***wants are unlimited, means are scarce...***

Soon...

the word will be given. Warp Speed!!!
RP2012!

Kind of like this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jd1Ih8EUmw

Mises.org
Know your stuff, learn real history and economics @LibertyClassroom.com

Wow.

Even Fox News is being fair on this one.

http://politics.blogs.foxnews.com/2011/04/14/ron-paul-testin...

SILVER BOMB for Dr. Paul

...tell Jesse to arrange for such an avenue where we can send 1 ounce Silver Rounds...and we can watch not only Dr. Paul's popularity rise as people start to "get it" while the dollar crashes...we can also watch the VALUE of this "fund" increase in value exponentially!!!

He will be the ONLY one with a commodities-based fund raising effort, this will make NATIONAL headlines again as did his single-day internet fund-raising effort from his last run; that will shine light on EVERYTHING he has been saying about our fraudulent monetary system, the Fed's worthless recommendations, and our parent government's hell-bent path of using our military all over the world to prop up the dollar that is backed only by what they can STEAL from us when there are no job to be had, and no realistic way to increase tax revenues...ALL of this is wiping out the Middle Class as we speak; and Dr. Paul is the ONLY candidate with the right message!

an IDEA is born...I got the first 2 ounces - whose with me!!!

SILVER BOMB for Dr. Paul...let's do it!!!

SILVER BOMB for Ron Paul...

This needs to happen...I'm in.

...What about GOLD?

The media would be saying something like:

"...even financial donations of Gold and Silver have gone to his 2012 Presidential Campaign!"

What a loud, bold statement THAT would make to the world.

RON2012PAUL...The r3VOLution continues...
"I always win"
http://youtu.be/Xtl2ZuJpG9M
+GOLD and SILVER are money+

I've loved this idea for a long time

http://www.dailypaul.com/138892/donate-gold-silver-or-frns

Where do I mail my coins?

....where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is LIBERTY. 2 Corinthians 3:17(b)

***wants are unlimited, means are scarce...***

Now THIS is a GREAT idea!

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Thomas Jefferson: “Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His justice cannot sleep forever."

Viva La Revolucion!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmaTNf4YhEs

And the next generation

revolutionary war will begin. A war of intelligence and peace. Letting everyone live to succeed or fail on an even playing field. No welfare or subsidies to anyone.

Commerce with all nations, alliance with none, should be our motto. - T. Jefferson rЭVO˩ution

"Everyone wants to live at the expense of the state. They forget that the state wants to live at the expense of everyone.” - BASTIAT

Just as I Thought

The announcement will be coming in connection with the release of his new book.

How long can he wait after opening that account before actually announcing? Nobody will let him get away with "no comment" any more.

EPIC!

CNN political ticker covers the story

CNN covers the story here:
http://www.dailypaul.com/161899/cnn-ron-paul-inches-closer-t...
quote:
"The likelihood he will run has moved beyond 50-50 to 60-40," Paul spokesman Jesse Benton mused to CNN.

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sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
http://www.dailypaul.com/203008/south-carolina-battle-of-cow...
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

I honestly will be surprised if Ron runs.

And I would expect his numbers to be very similar to last election. It does not matter how many times he's right on economic issues because people vote based on self-interest and people typically cannot synthesize and personalize economic issues due to their amorphousness.

XD

I think that is a Negative record their buddy.

Congratulations...and Thanks for the laugh!

RON2012PAUL...The r3VOLution continues...
"I always win"
http://youtu.be/Xtl2ZuJpG9M
+GOLD and SILVER are money+

He has to run

As the economic news continues to worsen, Ron Paul's policies will make a lot more sense to people. Lets all pray that his health remains sound.

We are in agreement

that the more perilous the condition of the economy, the greater Ron's "credibility" to the general public. He takes on the discomfiting guise of prophet. IF all comes to pass as it has been foretold, I guarantee other candidates will attempt to spin their positions as logical answers to the reality at the time. It never fails.

It will be fun to watch

I can't wait to see Ron Paul debate Romney and the rest of those numbskulls.

I get a headache just

I get a headache just thinking about the spin.

Pass the baton to Rand

I agree with you. I think he might win a few more votes, but it probably won't be enough. I think Rand has a much better chance. If Rand runs and loses this election, he will be a front runner in the next when the country is really desperate. Ron will probably not try again in 2016, so it is best to let Rand educate the public this election and become the front runner in 2016 as Rand's name recognition will be high.

Hopefully Ron will announce before May 5

to assure a larger intake of money .... if RP says he is running before May ... it will catch fire online and the grassroots will need to go to work.

My Birthday is May 5

I know what I will now be asking for my birthday. The best gift for me would be to donate to RP2012.