Tuesday, July 12, 2011

HOT: Ron Paul Won't Run for Congress in 2012

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Update:

Ron Paul won’t run for Congress in 2012, he has announced. He is all in for the Presidential campaign.

Paul dislosed his plans through Twitter and in an interview with a local newspaper in the southeast Texas district he serves, The Facts, Congressman Paul said it was time for him to concentrate on the presidential campaign.

“I felt it was better that I concentrate on one election,” Paul told The Facts. “It’s about that time when I should change tactics.”

9 comments:

  1. nader paul kucinich gravel mckinney baldwinJuly 12, 2011 at 4:00 PM

    very bold move ... Dr Ron is all in for the win

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  2. Sadly, Paul has no chance of winning. I wish that weren't so, but the campaign money is flowing away from him. He'll last longer than Gingrich, but not by much.

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  3. Top off with a few big campaign moves and I think he has a shot at winning.

    ~Matthew

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  4. I'm a huge Ron Paul supporter, and I see this as good news. Hopefully this will result in a more effective campaign than the last go around, and this is probably the best way to attract the most people to the cause of liberty.

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  5. I have to admit that Ron Paul's announcement depressed me a bit today. He's the only member of congress to point to with some degree of hope for the future.

    However, there is a bright spot on the horizon. Even @AlecBaldwin recognized Ron Paul is the GOP's only chance: http://twitter.com/#!/AlecBaldwin/status/90915389596372992

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  6. I think the fact that Mr Ultra Liberal Alec Baldwin is on the Ron Paul bandwagon is just the beginning of a trend. Bill Maher and Jon Stewart have both given him very good coverage (much more open-minded, fair and respectful in their discussions of him and his policies than anyone else in the MSM) and I think that they would have a hard time supporting Obomber in 2012 if Paul was on the ticket.

    The left is tired of the endless wars and spineless compromises, and if Dr Paul can score some high profile hard-left support (I have a feeling Dennis Kucinich is going to be a big supporter of Dr Paul in the upcoming primaries) then it will persuade a lot of Dems to his camp.

    Just as an aside- I think that if Dr Paul wins the nomination, a few very high profile hard left Dems will end up in his cabinet- Kucinich is almost a given as Sec of State, or Chair of the FED.

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  7. The Judge intimated tonight that Ron Paul's decision might open him up for an independent run should he lose the Republican primary. I'd be for that 1,000%. It's time for "no holds barred". No neocon Republican or soft-centered "tea partier" is going to beat Obama. Ron Paul should go for it all the way even if the Republicans as a group can't pull their heads out of their asses.

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  8. I'm terribly disappointed, but not surprised really. Any man can only take so much and the Republicans have been pretty hostile to him for most of his tenure as a congressman and I believe Rockwell when he talks about tired of being groped, dealing with scumbags and what not. The man has made huge sacrifices for us is many respects and @ 75 years old he deserves a break from the daily grind of living with pit vipers.

    The way I see it, I think he tries to run for President, either as an "R" if he wins the primary or as an independant because he has nothing to lose now...and if he doesn't make it I wouldn't be very surprised to see him leave the country...and I wouldn't blame him.

    I don't think it's coincidence he has his house up for sale personally...I may be reading too much into things but it seems like to me if he doesn't get elected it doesn't really matter much what happens to our country after that as the stage is already set.

    Even if he did get elected the pain coming our way would be quite great...but at least it would be managed properly and we'd have a stable foundation from which to build.

    It's probably the best thing for him and his family to have an offshore residence anyway depending on how crazy things get.

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  9. I have no problem with Ron Paul going home and enjoying his late years.

    The Amerikan people have given their tacit support for evil and they deserve the end result.

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