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Kevin Tuma: Why not Ron Paul for Governor of Texas?

I'm curious...why not Ron Paul for Governor of Texas? I believe he could score where Debra Medina could not...thoughts?


I say:

That something I havent thought of. President of Texas!

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The BIGGEST reason Ron Paul would want to be Governor...

is to be in charge of the Texas Nation Guard! He would have the power to withhold National Guard troops from Obama's Federal control. He would STOP the Feds from calling up the National Guard and making them Active Duty! I really believe Ron Paul would get behind this because it has everything to do with foreign policy. This would be true with any Governor in any state. If all the Governors in all the states held the National Guard in their own states, Most of the foreign wars would STOP!

BMWJIM's picture

LoL! Texas could not handle the

influx of new people, nor the spike in intelligence, money and productivity it would gain from these liberty minded people.


1976-1982 USMC, Having my hands in the soil keeps me from soiling my hands on useless politicians.

This is not the role Ron Paul

This is not the role Ron Paul has chosen. He wants to spread ideas, and allow the people to create the world they want. He does not want to gain power and demand they Live a moral Life of allowing their neighbors to be free.

His job is to spread the philosophy. It's our job to understand it and use it.

Not to say-

One of his peeps won't run for Tx Gov.

Love It!!

It would result in the same end result, however... the same situation he faced after the NH speech, though:

He'd be secretly given a choice - either resign your candidacy, or you and your family will suffer your own 'Kennedy Curse' and be bumped off one by one...

O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

Trevor Lyman's picture

Some people say that Ron Paul

Some people say that Ron Paul is too tired and has done enough for the Liberty movement. If that is the case then why is he embarking on a national college tour? Why is he still doing television and radio interviews? Aren't these the exact same things a person does on a campaign? It doesn't seem like Ron Paul is retiring to me and a Texas campaign would actually be easier in terms of travel, etc.

No matter if Ron Paul would run again or not I do believe that we should ask people in our movement who want to run for office to please stop running for congress and start running for Governor or State Rep. The state level is where we can make the most impact and win the most races.

I personally

think we need to work at ALL levels. Which levels are priority is another story.



Dr. Paul needs to save his energy for his last run in 2016

He suggested on the Jay Leno show he was going to rest up for 2016. If he gets some new people around him who more folks respect and trust, it could be a win.

I am for peace: but when I speak, they are for war. Ps 120:7
Better to be divided by truth than united in error.
"I am the door." -Jesus Christ

If Dr. Paul

runs in 2016 it's a guaranteed win no matter what.

All you have to do is look at the numbers. He ran in '88, little impact. I never even knew it. He ran in '07-08, bigger impact and when I first heard of him. He ran in 2012, we almost WON the nomination, and the liberty movement is now unstoppable.

What do you think would happen in 2016? Just follow the numbers :)

deacon's picture

how much more life are we willing

to suck out this man?
do it yourself!!
do YOUR OWN jobs

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence

Trevor Lyman's picture

Is it a bad thing to ask and

Is it a bad thing to ask and then he just says no? Governor of TX would also be a lot easier for him. No trips to D.C., no cross country campaign trails, etc.

deacon's picture

no,not bad

why should we ask the same to help us?
seeing he has given us the tools already
when is it time foe each and everyone of us
stand up and what is right?
by asking,aren't we really saying,we didn't pay attention?
or,we don't know what to do
this is my thought pattern

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence

Trevor Lyman's picture

I think it's more a matter of

I think it's more a matter of ROI. The fact is Ron Paul's name on the ballot is worth about $10 million in free publicity (that's a guess but you get the idea) from the get go. This is a race he can win and no one else in our movement has a better shot at it.

I completely agree with your point that we need to take the lead going forward, but you see how quickly the country is deteriorating. If Ron Paul will do it he is the best man for the job. If he doesn't want to I also agree with you that we should absolutely understand.

deacon's picture

you are the best man

for your job,as well as i am
so keep sucking the life out of a man who deserves to be left alone

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence

Come on man

If Ron Paul says "please stop asking me", then everyone should stop. Until then, it is hardly "sucking the life out of him" to ask him a reasonable question.


Freedom - Peace - Prosperity

Trevor Lyman's picture

Ron Paul could do more

Ron Paul could do more against the Federal Reserve as governor than at any other moment in his life. He could issue a gold backed Texas dollar while also legalizing competitive currencies in the state. I love the idea, I picked up RonPaulForGovernor.com a while back.

Should I set up a draft site?




Set it up Sir! Dr. Paul has another 40+ good years in him. I bet he would love to do it, he's probably already feeling like Michael Jordan the first time he retired.

the second time he retired*

the second time he retired*

He isnt really retired

he wont ever and Governor or President of Texas sounds great!

We need to get rid of Perry and Dr. Paul has name recognition.

I pray he runs against Perry for the Republican nomination.

Pro Forma President?

Some of you may know much more about this than me, but if I read and understood correctly, should Texas secede, and ally itself with a few other like-minded states, the Governor of the largest could, potentially, become Pro Forma President, of that section of the (formerly) U.S.?

The odds of secession are slim, at best.

However, should such a situation occur, Texas would have a great deal of power since it is, by itself, one of the largest economies on the face of the planet. It would be up to the representatives of the newly created governing organization to appoint, designate, or create an election for an executive office.

But a sitting governor of Texas would have a much better chance of becoming elected to a Presidency, whether of the United States or a newly created government than a State Representative.

Would he want the job?

Ron Paul knows he can have better influence in the world by writing books and public speaking and inspiring others to go out and make changes.

Why not Ronnie or Robert Paul? Or Joy or Lori? Or even Carol?

Or one of the grand kids?

Why always Ron?

We need more like Rand.

It is time to build Ron Paul's legacy.

I am sure Ron will endorse them all.


jrd3820's picture

Carol Paul 2016

I'm on board.

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.”
― Dr. Seuss


There is only 1 Ron Paul, none of them are him!

Texas can be the freest state!

I lived in Texas for 17 years... free it is not.

In Indiana I can open carry my guns.

In Texas I can not carry a gun openly without being arrested.