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I think Ron Paul is running in 2016!

How do I know this?

I'm using the laws of common sense, deduction and rational;

1. He has run for president three times -- each time he has been clear about what his "chances" are of winning the nomination. (Slim)

2. He has run for president three times -- each time he has been clear about his intentions of using the debate stage as an opportunity to educte his fellow Americans.

So, if the above is true -- why would he NOT run in 2016?

Can you image Ron, Rand, Judge Nap and Gary Johnson all on the stage at once?

Think about it.



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OMFG

yes OMFG, seriously lately there's so many idiots on DailyPaul.com. you know there is a term "3s a charm" so ron is going to go for 4s a charm? what fuk are you thinking. anyway all actions is pointing to rand running in 2016. listen to rand he said one Paul will be running in 2012 and only ron ran. if only one paul is going to run in 2016 then it is more likely rand is going to run and if you disagree, you are a nut.

I don't think I can emotionally handle it.

seriously.

I think your logic has failed

I think your logic has failed you. In addition, even if Ron Paul did run, what would his chances of winning be? Still slim. You saw everything that happened in the buildup to 2012. It was even more obvious than the lead up to 2008. What makes you think 2016 would be any different?

Don't get me wrong though. I'd love to see the GOP hopeful list include Ron Paul, Rand Paul, Gary Johnson, and anyone else who'd like to join the mix. The problem there comes from splitting the vote. It'd be cool in the debates, but a bunch of them would all need to drop out of the race before the real voting happens.

What we need to do is fill

What we need to do is fill the primaries with Liberty candidates and as individual candidates end their runs they endorse one of the remaining Liberty candidates, passing their final endorsements to the last remaining Liberty candidate on the stage.

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Ron Remains strong But

Rand is going to be the new upcoming president and he is going to win. Paul would never take votes away from his son. and...Ron Paul is the messenger of hope and ideas and solutions. Rand is the tool used to implement them, 2 steps forward one step back, eventually he-we will take back our "Free and Independent" life.
The way to instantly tell whether a person is good or evil is to examine their actions on the control vs. empowerment spectrum. Those who seek to control others are evil. Those who seek to empower others are mostly good. No human wants to live without freedom.The creator granted humans free will, because it puts control in the hands of the individual, and not centralized power. And that is why the collectivist political philosophy is doomed to fail. The universe is written in the code of conscious empowerment.

something to consider

2. He has run for president three times -- each time he has been clear about his intentions of using the debate stage as an opportunity to educate his fellow Americans.

Actually

you make a pretty good point.

I still don't see it being likely, seems like he's got some other stuff going on/up his sleeve.

A signature used to be here!

I hope not

he's already in a position where he can take the gloves off, so to speak, why bother putting them back on?

Even if he did run again, does ANYONE here recall how the last election went, and how many times RP supporters were backstabbed, openly screwed over and/or shut out?

Besides, if people thought he was 'too old' last time around, then it stands to reason that even more people would think it in 2016.

A signature used to be here!

He won't run.

It doesn't matter who the candidate is anyway, if the votes aren't counted this all means dick anyway.

Do we have a plan to ensure our votes are accounted for ? ...if not this might be a good idea.

They tried to bury us, they didn't know we were seeds. -mexican proverb

Pipe Dream

I think if Ron ran against Rand it would be a brilliant strategic move. The media would essentially be forced to hype an unprecedented father versus son presidential campaign and the sheepish masses would be more exposed to the liberty message. Also, if Ron later decided to drop out his delegates would go to Rand. But will Ron actually run in 2016? Highly doubt it.

RON 2016..

HE WONT RUN AGAIN ..HE CAN DO MORE OUTSIDE THE NEST

Ron worked until he could

Ron worked until he could collect on his retirement from Congress. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but as even Mike Nystrom noted, Ron never really intended to win anyway. He ran to make a point.

The same pension...

he refused?

They that give up liberty for security deserve neither.

dont get your hopes up. Rand is leading the way

Ron is busy on his homeschooling projects and educating people through schoolwork. He is too old. While i would be happy if he did run but I think less people would take him seriously if he ran again. Its time for this next generation of libertarian conservatives to step up.

RON PAUL 2016 YES!

If Ron Paul is in the race, no matter what the race is, I'm on board. A more consistent, more prepared, more principled man cannot be found! RUN RON RUN! This time dump the GOP though.

RON PAUL is the GOLD STANDARD of politics, his value never changes; it's tied to the CONSTITUTION!

I'd back Ron in any race and for any party.

But in the end it is his choice.

Integrity means having to say things that people don't want to hear & especially to say things that the regime doesnt want to hear -RonPaul

Country won't survive that long. Need him in 2014!

Ron Paul Governor of Texas 2014!!!

How about Senator of Texas?

How about Senator of Texas?

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".
--Voltaire

It's hard not to be a menace to society when half the population is happy on their knees. - unknown

Run, Ron, Run!!!!!

Run, Ron, Run!!!!!

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".
--Voltaire

It's hard not to be a menace to society when half the population is happy on their knees. - unknown

He's not going to run against Rand

He just said he agrees with Rand 99%, and that includes the issue about our friend Israel.

I have a lot of work, so don't think I'm not watching you Ira Freeman.. I'll be back here on and off so don't worry

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1ypn0y32Ac

downvotes only confirm you're not about truth but hate.

"downvotes only confirm

"downvotes only confirm you're not about truth but hate."

Haters gonna hate Zio, thanks for the downvotes, hypocrite!

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".
--Voltaire

It's hard not to be a menace to society when half the population is happy on their knees. - unknown

I'm not one to downvote

Haters gonna hate whatever they find an excuse to hate.

Rin and Rand say Israel is a friend.. now here you are hating Ron and Rand's friends.

Shame on you, hater.

You'll go to hell for lying

You'll go to hell for lying The Granger! Straighten up and fly straight or burn!!!

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".
--Voltaire

It's hard not to be a menace to society when half the population is happy on their knees. - unknown

Heaven and Hell are right here Ira

I have Faith. Jesus loves me even if you don't.

Reminds me of a bumper

Reminds me of a bumper sticker

Jesus loves you, everyone else thinks you are an asshole!

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".
--Voltaire

It's hard not to be a menace to society when half the population is happy on their knees. - unknown

Thank you God for Jesus

everyone else is not my concern.

fill the stage with libertarian repubs to appear as majority

then let it appear as if the neocons are a bunch of idiots and actually the minority. I have thought of this before and thought it would be great. Then systematically remove one as each state votes in the primaries.

Ron Paul has done nothing but speed up since his "retirement" ..

This guy is not stopping any time soon. Does this really surprise anyone? Ron Paul is an INTJ personality type and what others consider work the INTJ's consider fun! Ron Paul, like most other INTJs will be going, going, going until the day he can't.

He has been starting all kinds of organizations, such as his homeschooling thing and his Ron Paul Institute and his Ron Paul podcasts. He's been touring college campuses all over the nation, and now he's starting to appear on TV a lot more frequently. His energy is totally devoted to spreading his message and I don't see why he wouldn't add a presidential run to the message-spreading mix.

For people who say that he wouldn't run against his son, I strongly disagree. Rand Paul would have a much better chance of winning the nomination if there was someone on the debate stage to make Rand look less "extreme" ... because we all know that when Rand stands next to Ron, he looks like just another statist! LOL. And after all, a statist is what the people want. Ron Would be doing Rand a HUGE favor to run.

And it would further the cause of liberty because then the debate would not be statists vs. statists and the one "extreme" libertarian. Instead it would force the debate into statism vs. liberty, especially if there was another libertarian type on the stage, such as Gary Johnson or Judge Napolitano.

In fat, the more libertarians they can cram on stage, the better! Maybe then it could be a libertarian vs. libertarian debate with the one "extreme" statist on the end of the stage! :)

You are delusional

and I still love Ron Paul.

"Once you become knowledgeable, you have an obligation to do something about it."- Ron Paul

I'd love it, and I'd support him, but I don't think it will happ

happen. MAYBE if Rand doesn't run he could be persuaded, but I don't think he really WANTED to, the last two times.

Integrity means having to say things that people don't want to hear & especially to say things that the regime doesnt want to hear -RonPaul