Ron Paul Won’t Seek Congressional Term In 2012

Don't Steal This GovernmentRon Paul has declared that he’s all-in for his presidential bid. (Judging by a recent survey, he may very well stand a chance). John Tompkins writes for The Facts:

After serving almost 24 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Ron Paul told The Facts exclusively this morning he will not be seeking another term for the District 14 seat.

Paul, 75, will instead focus on his quest for the presidency in 2012. “I felt it was better that I concentrate on one election,” Paul said. “It’s about that time when I should change tactics.”

His announcement will give enough time for anyone with aspirations for his seat to think about running, he said. Paul didn’t want to wait for filing in the 2012 primary to let people know he wasn’t seeking reelection.

“I didn’t want to hold off until in December,” he said. “I thought it shouldn’t be any later than now.” Paul has served 12 terms in Congress. District 14 encompasses a 10-county area along the Gulf Coast. “The people in the area have supported me for many years,” he said.

Before turning to politics, Paul was an obstetrician based in Lake Jackson. The Pennsylvania native served as a flight surgeon in the U.S. Air Force before moving to the area to start his practice.

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  • Jaymalls

    Alot of people seem to like this guys so i think he has more than a chance. Probably, thats why he is pushing to not raise the debt ceiling. He wants to ride in on some captain planet shit and “magically” save the day from the Socialist, FEMA coffin manufacturing antichrist… LOL! 

    PS. I love being proven wrong… and i also like getting my dick sucked. So with that said, Let the replies begin in 3, 2, 1…

    • The_Baffler

      You like that too? I thought I was the only one.

  • Anonymous

    Alot of people seem to like this guys so i think he has more than a chance. Probably, thats why he is pushing to not raise the debt ceiling. He wants to ride in on some captain planet shit and “magically” save the day from the Socialist, FEMA coffin manufacturing antichrist… LOL! 

    PS. I love being proven wrong… and i also like getting my dick sucked. So with that said, Let the replies begin in 3, 2, 1…

  • The_Baffler

    I’d rather have Lenin, but since he’s been dead for 90 years maybe this guy will do.

    Ha! Who am I kidding, these politicians have good kayfabe, but we all know the matches are fixed.

  • Anonymous

    I’d rather have Lenin, but since he’s been dead for 90 years maybe this guy will do.

    Ha! Who am I kidding, these politicians have good kayfabe, but we all know the matches are fixed.

  • Anonymous

    You like that too? I thought I was the only one.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    Whatever disagreements I have with Ron Paul (and more notably…his rabid, sometimes bizarre fan cult)…I am always happy to see him in the race…because he sometimes brutally forces serious issues into the public discourse…making all the flag waving baby kissing bags of crap suddenly sweat bullets when their turn in front of the mic comes. That alone makes the guy a breath of fresh air in my book. I don’t have to like him…but I do respect him more than most.

    • Jin The Ninja

      completely agree. he is better than so many of the others, even if he is not the ideal.

    • hypnos

      You’ve hit the nail on the head. I switched my party affiliation in 2008 to Republican so that I could vote for Ron Paul in the primaries. I did this not because I agreed with his platform, but because I would love to see the effect he would have on national politics. Imagine an election determined by principled opponents of legitimate economic theories. A vote for Paul is certainly worth that alone.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    Whatever disagreements I have with Ron Paul (and more notably…his rabid, sometimes bizarre fan cult)…I am always happy to see him in the race…because he sometimes brutally forces serious issues into the public discourse…making all the flag waving baby kissing bags of crap suddenly sweat bullets when their turn in front of the mic comes. That alone makes the guy a breath of fresh air in my book. I don’t have to like him…but I do respect him more than most.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    Whatever disagreements I have with Ron Paul (and more notably…his rabid, sometimes bizarre fan cult)…I am always happy to see him in the race…because he sometimes brutally forces serious issues into the public discourse…making all the flag waving baby kissing bags of crap suddenly sweat bullets when their turn in front of the mic comes. That alone makes the guy a breath of fresh air in my book. I don’t have to like him…but I do respect him more than most.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    Whatever disagreements I have with Ron Paul (and more notably…his rabid, sometimes bizarre fan cult)…I am always happy to see him in the race…because he sometimes brutally forces serious issues into the public discourse…making all the flag waving baby kissing bags of crap suddenly sweat bullets when their turn in front of the mic comes. That alone makes the guy a breath of fresh air in my book. I don’t have to like him…but I do respect him more than most.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    Whatever disagreements I have with Ron Paul (and more notably…his rabid, sometimes bizarre fan cult)…I am always happy to see him in the race…because he sometimes brutally forces serious issues into the public discourse…making all the flag waving baby kissing bags of crap suddenly sweat bullets when their turn in front of the mic comes. That alone makes the guy a breath of fresh air in my book. I don’t have to like him…but I do respect him more than most.

  • Hadrian999

    i really hope he starts publishing his newsletter again, that would be good for a laugh

  • Hadrian999

    i really hope he starts publishing his newsletter again, that would be good for a laugh

  • Anonymous

    completely agree. he is better than so many of the others, even if he is not the idea.

  • Anonymous

    You’ve hit the nail on the head. I switched my party affiliation in 2008 to Republican so that I could vote for Ron Paul in the primaries. I did this not because I agreed with his platform, but because I would love to see the effect he would have on national politics. Imagine an election determined by principled opponents of legitimate economic theories. A vote for Paul is certainly worth that alone.

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