Ron Paul Starts 2012 Presidential Committee

C’mon Ron, just run! (If you agree, on May 5th there’s a Money Bomb planned).

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The Washington Post details Representative Paul’s initial 2012 plans:

Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) has launched an exploratory campaign, taking the first step towards an expected third run at the presidency and second candidacy for the Republican nomination.

The libertarian-minded congressman said he would make a final decision “one way or another” in May.

In 2008, Paul’s campaign got lots of buzz and media attention for deploying “moneybombs” — one-day fundraising drives that brought in hundreds of thousands of dollars. While he developed a loyal following among college students and libertarian activists, Paul was never able to expand his base of support enough to register in Republican primaries. He was also the Libertarian Party nominee in 1988.

Paul is better known now than he was three years ago, and his fiscal focus seems to fit the prevailing national mood. His approach and concerns line up in many ways with the tea party movement — Paul’s first “moneybomb” was timed to coincide with the 234th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party. So he might perform better this time around, but he still is widely believed to have little chance of winning the nomination. He has little support in the polls, and his isolationist foreign policy position is out of step with the GOP mainstream.

Trevor Lyman, the man behind Paul’s huge online fundraising success in the 2008 campaign, says he will “certainly be a part of fundraising again.”A moneybomb is being organized for May 5, the day of the first presidential debate in South Carolina, which Paul is expected to attend…

[continues in the Washington Post]

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  • Synapse

    Libertarianism and isolationism aren’t the same thing. This guy’s mentality is straight out of WWI. It didn’t work then, and it wouldn’t work now.

  • Synapse

    Libertarianism and isolationism aren’t the same thing. This guy’s mentality is straight out of WWI. It didn’t work then, and it wouldn’t work now.

  • ArgosyJones

    Ugh. If Ron Paul wins in 2012, I hope the Mayan apocalypse begins and he has to spend his entire term of office deflecting asteroids and confining space aliens at Guantanamo Bay.

  • ArgosyJones

    Ugh. If Ron Paul wins in 2012, I hope the Mayan apocalypse begins and he has to spend his entire term of office deflecting asteroids and confining space aliens at Guantanamo Bay.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EAPUJHWIYQJWKN7HUCSCVHKVTQ David Meadows

      He wouldn’t be able to, he would allow nasa and the military to be privatized, so he wouldn’t have any control over them..lol

  • Emc0002

    A vote against RP is a vote against liberty and our constitution.
    Any other candidates will continue the welfare/warfare state until we are financially destroyed.
    If you disagree you need to do more research on the congressman and other candidates.

  • Emc0002

    A vote against RP is a vote against liberty and our constitution.
    Any other candidates will continue the welfare/warfare state until we are financially destroyed.
    If you disagree you need to do more research on the congressman and other candidates.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EAPUJHWIYQJWKN7HUCSCVHKVTQ David Meadows

    He wouldn’t be able to, he would allow nasa and the military to be privatized, so he wouldn’t have any control over them..lol

  • DeepCough

    Well, since Ron Paul is exploring another futile attempt at the Republican ticket, I’m gonna explore citizenship in a different nation.

  • DeepCough

    Well, since Ron Paul is exploring another futile attempt at the Republican ticket, I’m gonna explore citizenship in a different nation.

  • Rooti

    He is the only candidate whose message has been consistent over the years and the only one who will stop the wars and the military industrial maniacs. His libertarian views come at a good time since the federal government is totally broke and has no money to pay for more wars or more social programs. Do any of his critics have anyone better in mind?

    • ArgosyJones

      Uh I don’t know, might as well elect Glenn Beck, at least he’s not senile.

  • Rooti

    He is the only candidate whose message has been consistent over the years and the only one who will stop the wars and the military industrial maniacs. His libertarian views come at a good time since the federal government is totally broke and has no money to pay for more wars or more social programs. Do any of his critics have anyone better in mind?

  • ArgosyJones

    Uh I don’t know, might as well elect Glenn Beck, at least he’s not senile.

  • Hadrian999

    I wonder how long it will be til his newsletters pop back up

  • Hadrian999

    I wonder how long it will be til his newsletters pop back up

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