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Ron Paul, and his Grassroots Army, Is In for 2012

Friday, May 13, 2011

Ron Paul declared his candidacy for president for the third time on Friday, "because the time has come around to the point where the people are agreeing with much of what I've been saying for thirty years, so I think the time is right."

He told George Stephanopolus on ABC's Good Morning America that he's running as a Republican, not as an independent, because it "is just about impossible" to get traction and media attention outside the party system unless "you're a billionaire like Ross Perot." 

"If I was an independent, George, you would not have me on this program this morning," Paul said. "There's nothing wrong with nudging the Republicans to a true constitutional position, stick to their guns on fiscal conservatism." 

 

Ron Paul brings to the race his legion of supporters, who have created fan site after fan site after fan site over the years. They're already busy organizing for the Iowa straw poll in August, but if you're looking for where you can celebrate his entry into the race, check out one of the 633 Meetup groups. If it's a potluck, may we suggest you bring a banana split cake or a delicacy from the latest edition of the Ron Paul Family Cookbook.

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Comments [8]

Cornelius

You might like this: http://progressivesforronpaul.blogspot.com/

Jul. 20 2011 11:15 PM
D3C0D3 from USA

I would not suppose any racist organizations will be backing Obama. Who do you think a white supremacist group is going to support. Nobody? Do you think Obama's racist church is going to back Ron? Their is racist on both sides that will vote based on that. How many black people will vote for Obama not even knowing any issues. But you wont hear that on the news because its not PC. The fact that people bring the race card up points the finger right back at them.

May. 16 2011 10:15 AM
Brian from TN

Political outcasts let's unite for Paul.

May. 16 2011 02:49 AM
Libertarian

Tara, grow up. Ron Paul is not a racist. You may not agree with him on everything, but if liberals really care about the war and our civil liberties, they should throw their weight behind Ron Paul.

May. 13 2011 05:16 PM
NadePaulKuciGravMcKi from midwest

Neocons only want 4 more years of Obama's protection
... 84% Reject Official 9 11 Story

May. 13 2011 04:46 PM
Tara from NYC

Ron Paul is NOT a liberal or a progressive, he is a libertarian. Before liberals start jumping on the band wagon to support him you best research his position on issues. It is no accident that during his last presidential run he was supported by several self identified white supremacist groups.

May. 13 2011 01:10 PM
AustinDave

Ron Paul is more liberal than Obama. I am calling on all Democrats and Independants to change their affilliation to Republican to get Paul voted into the general election.

May. 13 2011 12:51 PM
Al Dorman from NH

I am a progressive for Ron Paul. The point here is that both parties have formed a consensus on all the wrong things: endless (fruitless) War on terror, War on Drugs, War on consumer privacy and protection, Corporate cronyism and protectionism and welfare...

It will only change when the progressives and libertarians join together and mount a real attack on the Washington Consensus. Ron Paul is the best bet here.

May. 13 2011 11:28 AM

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