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Ron Paul WILL Run For President in 2012 - Report from Florida Liberty Summit

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posted on Aug, 16 2010 @ 09:52 PM
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Originally posted by Flatfish
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Didn't he just get through running for president in 2008?

I'm not saying that Ron Paul doesn't have a few good ideas but if he ever had a chance at becoming president it was destroyed by some of his son's recent position statements made while campaigning for the U.S. senate. Remember, the acorn never falls very far from the tree.

IMO, the republican party's biggest problem with selecting candidates is that their choices seem to always want to carry everything to the extreme and I believe that most people, be they republican or democrat, have a more moderate approach to problem solving.


Not saying you're wrong conceptually... but
Who decides what is "moderate"?




posted on Aug, 16 2010 @ 10:35 PM
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I will definitely vote and work to elect Ron Paul.

We can either have an elected revolution in this country, or we can have a violent one. I think though, that one has to happen. It can't keep going like it is. If it is a violent one, I fear America WILL slide into a theocracy or communism. Depending on which radical side wins.

Kucinich though- he didn't want to vote for obamacare. Obama took him up in a plane, and the man has not been the same since.

I'd vote for him though- yes he has some socialist ideas, he absolutely does, but he's against the war, the drug war, and he's someone that I've not seen corruption out of, but instead wants the good for the lower classes.

That's enough along the same lines as my thought that I could go for him for VP. That would be awesome. You'll pull in more democratic votes, which I think are going to be up for grabs.

Ron Paul's age will be an issue. I think someone older and wiser might be a good thing though, as long as it is not someone old and out of touch- and Ron Paul isn't out of touch. He is LUCID.



posted on Aug, 16 2010 @ 11:48 PM
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I love the guy...even though I do disagree with his views on same sex marriage. However, he's a bit old. Is he able to handle being president? Was he able to even handle Bruno? No, he wasn't.

The guy might get my vote, and he might not.

I just hope he chooses a better running mate than the OP suggested.



posted on Aug, 16 2010 @ 11:50 PM
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Originally posted by TrueAmerican

Originally posted by Flatfish
...if he ever had a chance at becoming president it was destroyed by some of his son's recent position statements made while campaigning for the U.S. senate. Remember, the acorn never falls very far from the tree.


That's the biggest piece of BS ever. Why is Ron Paul being held accountable for the views of his son? Are you accountable for the views of your father? Or the views of your brother or sister? NO!

Stop perpetuating total BS like this. Ron Paul is Ron Paul. He is not Rand Paul. And he is not anyone other than him. His ideas are his own. How many different other ways must I phrase this?

And frankly, his son's views have NOTHING to do with why Ron Paul will have a hard time becoming President.

:shk:

[edit on Mon Aug 16th 2010 by TrueAmerican]




I believe the OP was making reference to the american people's interpretation of such actions, which to my account seemed to be skewed quite badly by the msm.



posted on Aug, 17 2010 @ 12:03 AM
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Actually, I think Ron Paul has the GREATEST chance of becoming president at this point.

There were many factors in 2008, too many big players for him to come at. Though, look at the Republican Party. It's in shambles...

The party is fighting with the insanest Tea Party movement, and there really isn't a major candidate.

Newt Gingrich is old. He's an old man, yet at the same time he's got the best chance so far for the Republicans, but he's not a guy who really makes waves anymore.

Palin's an idiot. Sorry for her fans on here, but you have a better chance of seeing God post on this website and having her get political office.

Perhaps Tim Pawlenty would be a big shot, but he would have to throw his hat in soon enough to begin campaigning...



posted on Aug, 17 2010 @ 12:23 AM
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I well work my hardest to help elect Ron Paul for president... Man that actually feels good to say.
Even if America doesn't elect him, America might learn a thing or two and the process.hopefully.



posted on Aug, 17 2010 @ 12:27 AM
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Finally a candidate who is not just the lesser of two evils.

As for Dennis, he says one thing then does the opposite. He was against Obamacare then voted for it, he was for an audit of the federal reserve then voted against it. These are the big issues that really show where someone stands. He is not on the same side as Paul IMO.



posted on Aug, 17 2010 @ 12:27 AM
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posted on Aug, 17 2010 @ 12:27 AM
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posted on Aug, 17 2010 @ 12:27 AM
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posted on Aug, 17 2010 @ 12:38 AM
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Originally posted by Solomons
Ahhh great, sadly i still think he won't win....let's face it, most people are idiots that fall for cheesy catchphrases and like their politicians to be like celebs with all the glitz and glamor, to hell with actual policies...they have a very short memory and attention span also. As usual the media will make sure that yet another groomed puppet wins and the status quo is upheld.

[edit on 16-8-2010 by Solomons]


Yes, We Can! You Betcha!

I have a friend who says that she didn't realize what a goofball Sarah Palin was until she left the United States and came here to Canada, where the media reports the news with a bit less political bias than what you get in the USA.

And she's a registered Republican, and has been to Tea Party rallies.

She now says that having seen a somewhat independent media (even in Canada our media is pretty much run off reuters) she would NEVER vote for Sarah Palin and actually told me that she thinks that the whole Republican party lacks any form of leadership going in to November elections.

It's refreshing to hear a Republican / Tea Partier admit when they're wrong, but it took her leaving the country to figure it out.

She says if the Tea Parties and Republicans manage to get Sarah Palin elected, they will get what they paid for, and the USA will become the world's laughing stock.

[edit on 17-8-2010 by babybunnies]



posted on Aug, 17 2010 @ 12:42 AM
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Only chance Ron Paul will become president is if he runs as a republican...

Thats the truth!



posted on Aug, 17 2010 @ 12:48 AM
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Originally posted by creepypirate
I well work my hardest to help elect Ron Paul for president... Man that actually feels good to say.
Even if America doesn't elect him, America might learn a thing or two and the process.hopefully.



Unfortunately, your effort will probably be a wasted one.

Americans don't elect the candidates that make the most sense and have teh best policies. They elect the candidates who raise the most money and have the biggest ratings.

I've said several times that it's time that the media bans candidates from saying which party they represent when talking to the media and in advertising (including the Presidential candidates) and that they don't print the parties represented on the ballots. This way, the voters will have to actually listen to the issues and know where each candidate stands, instead of blindly voting for the same party each time, regardless.

I think you'd see some very interesting results.

Dr Paul's position on scrapping income tax and the IRS and replacing it with a consumption sales tax would be enough to make me vote for him, if I were an American. I would vote for ANY candidate which suggested the same thing in Canada, regardless of party affiliation.



posted on Aug, 17 2010 @ 12:49 AM
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Funny, most tea baggers will vote for him...and I think they are the most delusional and insane bunch of folks that this country has seen in a long time.

But I'll be right next to them in the line to vote for Dr. Paul. Funny how things work out.



posted on Aug, 17 2010 @ 01:00 AM
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Dr. Paul might have a devoted legion of fans, but his age is very much against him. According to Wikipedia he will turn 75 in the next few days which would make him 77 by the 2012 Election. I don't doubt his capabilities, but would the greater population be willing to elect somebody that age?

[edit on 17/8/2010 by Dark Ghost]



posted on Aug, 17 2010 @ 01:15 AM
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Originally posted by ChrisF231
This is bad, very bad. Why? Because Ron Paul will take votes away from the Republican candidate and that means Obama will win by default.

Get ready to watch Obama's 2nd coronation.


Yes! The more the merrier!!!!!!!!



posted on Aug, 17 2010 @ 01:16 AM
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Originally posted by Dark Ghost
Dr. Paul might have a devoted legion of fans, but his age is very much against him. According to Wikipedia he will turn 75 in the next few days which would make him 77 by the 2012 Election year. I don't doubt his capabilities, but would the greater population be willing to elect somebody that age?

[edit on 17/8/2010 by Dark Ghost]


Can anyone say William Henry Harrison?



posted on Aug, 17 2010 @ 01:18 AM
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Originally posted by vapor
Finally a candidate who is not just the lesser of two evils.

As for Dennis, he says one thing then does the opposite. He was against Obamacare then voted for it, he was for an audit of the federal reserve then voted against it. These are the big issues that really show where someone stands. He is not on the same side as Paul IMO.


You are triple clicking



posted on Aug, 17 2010 @ 01:41 AM
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I hope this guy runs I really do. Either him or his son.



posted on Aug, 17 2010 @ 01:57 AM
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Originally posted by Southern Guardian
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I hope this guy runs I really do. Either him or his son.


Now I see what kind of people read / frequent this website.

[edit on 17-8-2010 by AkhenatenII]




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