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Will Ron Paul run in 2012?

Congressman Ron Paul
Congressman Ron Paul
Ron Paul 2008

An article recently appeared in the Jackson, Mississippi, Clarion-Ledger newspaper which speculated on potential Republican presidential candidates in 2012. Newt Gingrich is exploring the possibility of running for the office. Other names mentioned include Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour, Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, former Alaska Governor (and John McCain’s 2008 running mate) Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee, and Mitt Romney.

One name omitted from the list, and not surprisingly, was Texas Congressman Ron Paul. The former obstetrician/gynecologist from Lake Jackson, Texas is often treated with derision by the power elite in the G.O.P. and their media lap dogs. Why?

First, Ron Paul regularly chastises the Republican status quo for its hypocrisy. While paying lip service to limited, constitutional government, Republicans, by and large ignore the federal government’s burgeoning deficit and out-of-control federal spending, until the opposition party comes into power. And for this reason, they despise being rebuked, especially by a member of their own party.

Secondly, Ron Paul subscribes to the philosophy that says America must stop being the policeman of the world. Unfortunately, most Republicans assert just the opposite. However, as John Quincy Adams eloquently stated, “America does not go abroad in search of monsters to destroy. She is the well-wisher to freedom and independence of all. She is the champion and vindicator only of her own.”

Despite opposition from country club Republicans and Wall Street fat cats, Ron Paul’s popularity
continues to grow. Many Americans contend the only way to save the republic is with drastic measures. The federal government must be scaled back to its constitutional limits. When this is accomplished, government spending will automatically plummet.

As the calendar approaches 2011, supporters of Ron Paul will urge him to declare his candidacy for president.  He has left the door open to this possibility.   Only time will tell if Dr. No will say “yes.”


  • Patrick 5 years ago

    Ron Paul was THE chosen candidate early in the Republican race of 2008. It wasn't until hannity and the clowns at FOX started talking bad about him and refusing to focus on him that McCain began to gain a strong pull.
    The very first primary held in New Hampshire proves it. Ron Paul beat them handily.
    I for think Ron Paul is the best Presidential candidate that's ran for the office in over 100 years. It's very sad that all media outlets blacklist them as they do and think he is "crazy" when the average american supports his ideas!!

  • Mike 5 years ago

    I don't think he will win. But having the man on the news is always a good thing. I think Ron Paul lost in New Hampshire's primary heavily to McCain.

    The fact is that Americans fear change. They fear not having government entitlements around to prop them up. And the fact is that most Americans are so clueless about economics and monetary policy that they actually do not understand what Ron Paul is talking about when he talks about economics and government.

  • Patrick 5 years ago

    My mistake, it was the FOX debate,..not the primary.

  • Mike 5 years ago

    Fox News was horrible during the presidential election. They personally attacked RP. It was the craziest thing I'd ever seen. I remember when Ron Paul was in second place in nevada (they showed the numbers at the bottom of the screen) but the picture line up, they had Romney, Huckabee, and McCain.. or something like that to give the impression that RP wasn't in the top three. That was the most disgusting thing I've ever seen ANY news organization do, and convinced, most assuredly, that Fox News, just like the rest of the MSM... is not News at all but simply the delivers of propaganda.

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