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NY Times: As Ron Paul Weighs Presidential Run, His Issues Are Already Being Debated

By MICHAEL D. SHEAR

WASHINGTON — Representative Ron Paul of Texas announced Tuesday the formation of a presidential exploratory committee, saying he anticipated “a much, much more significant campaign” than he ran in 2008 should he decide to become an official candidate for the presidency in 2012.

Speaking at an event in Des Moines, Mr. Paul, 75, said he would decide by the end of May whether to become a candidate and stressed the reasons that he believed he might wield more influence over the shape, direction and conversation of the Republican contest this time around.

“The country is already quite different,” Mr. Paul said. “There are literally millions of more people concerned about the very things I talked about four years ago. It is the excessive spending, the entitlement system, the foreign policy, as well as the monetary system.”

“I think he’ll play a bigger role this time than he did four years ago,” said Trey Grayson, the director of the Institute of Politics at the Harvard Kennedy School. “You can’t underestimate someone who has a passionate following who can raise money.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/27/us/politics/27paul.html?_r=1

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What polls?

The article says in recent polls Ron is at 5%, but doesn't cite any specifics.

I think they conveniently don't mention that these polls include up to 15 people, and that even the winner only gets 16%, and none of the above gets 14%.

5% is a deceptively low number.

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very good point

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snarky...

I didnt like the piece. It tries to paint him as a loser.

'Peace is a powerful message.' Ron Paul

Trey Grayson teaches at

Trey Grayson teaches at Harvard.
Ben Bernanke taught at Princeton.
Paul Samuelson taught at MIT.

All our top universities are run by idiots. This is why this country is down, because blinds are leading blinds.

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The white shoe boys. All in

The white shoe boys. All in league to lie to everyone to help themselves. It's funny that most people think these "smart" people can control everything that goes on everywhere

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Nice to see it linked from

Nice to see it linked from their front page.

I just love hearing...

... my in-laws talking about the same issues Ron Paul has been talking about for decades now. I ask them where they heard it from and they always say, " Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee, or Donald Trump"! LMAOROTF!!!

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Thanks Bobby

good find.

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Nice quote by Trey

Trey Grayson, the director of the Institute of Politics at the Harvard Kennedy School: “You can’t underestimate someone who has a passionate following who can raise money.”

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He ought to know