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Rep. Ron Paul To Run For President

POSTED: 8:08 am CDT March 12, 2007

HOUSTON -- U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, a strict constitutionalist and fierce anti-war critic, will formally declare his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination Monday when he appears as a guest on a C-SPAN call-in program.

Paul, R-Texas, created a presidential exploratory committee in January, allowing him to begin collecting money on behalf of his bid. Kent Snyder, the chairman of that committee, said Saturday that Paul would make his candidacy official on Monday.

This will be Paul's second try for the White House. He was the Libertarian nominee for president in 1988.

Snyder said Paul is scheduled to be a guest on "Washington Journal" Monday morning and will make his announcement then.

Paul, a nine-term congressman who represents a district just south of Houston that includes Galveston and stretches along the Gulf Coast nearly to Corpus Christi, describes himself as a lifelong Libertarian running as a Republican.

Paul has spent most of his career outside the GOPs traditional circles. He limits his view of the role of the federal government to those specifically laid out in the U.S. Constitution. As a result, he sometimes casts votes that appear at odds with his constituents and other Republicans.

Paul, for example, was the only Republican congressman to vote against Department of Defense appropriations for fiscal year 2007, which he opposed because of the war in Iraq -- a war he says is "not necessary for our actual security."

He once described President Bush as "not a constitutional president" and voted against a resolution declaring that the United States would win the war on terror.

He acknowledges that the national Republican Party has largely shunned him despite his nine terms in office under its banner. He gets little money from the GOP's large traditional donors, but benefits from individual conservative and Libertarian donors outside Texas.

Paul bills himself as "The Taxpayers' Best Friend," and is routinely ranked either first or second in the House of Representatives by the National Taxpayers Union, a national group advocating low taxes and limited government.
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If you like Pat Buchanan, you'll definitly like this podcast.

It's about an hour long, but well worth the listen and I think it will be well received by this crowd.

Pat Buchanan, former Director of Communications for the Reagan White House and presidential candidate, appears at the National Constitution Center for a discussion of his new book, "How the Right Went Wrong".
http://hancock.constitutioncenter.org/m ... chanan.mp3

BTW, the constitution center has a lot of other really interesting podcasts.
 

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PAUL IN 2008!

I missed this thread :D

It looks like Paul is giving McCain a run for his money, literally... Sources have stated that Paul at this point has more cash in the bank than McCain...
 

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Isn't that the guy with an average of 0% in all of the polls (USA Today, Rasmussen, Fox, CNN, Cook/RT, Newsweek, Gallup)? :) With those numbers it wouldn't matter if you owned Ft Knox.

At least his FEC filings signalled to McCain that he should quit; McCain must suck so bad to get beat like that.
 

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Oh, and Rammstein - I'm from Vidalia. If I remember correctly John's Creek ain't that far from there?
 

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Oh, and Rammstein - I'm from Vidalia. If I remember correctly John's Creek ain't that far from there?
It's the newest city in Georgia. Near Alpharetta.
 

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Oh! Sorry, man - I must be thinking of someplace else.
 

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Well now Statesboro for sure! That's about a 40 minute, back-roads drive for some better beer than you can get in Vidalia.

Maybe I'm thinking of "John's Country Junction"... local landmark...
 

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Well now Statesboro for sure! That's about a 40 minute, back-roads drive for some better beer than you can get in Vidalia.

Maybe I'm thinking of "John's Country Junction"... local landmark...
Gotcha.
 

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adcurt said:
Isn't that the guy with an average of 0% in all of the polls (USA Today, Rasmussen, Fox, CNN, Cook/RT, Newsweek, Gallup)? :) With those numbers it wouldn't matter if you owned Ft Knox.

At least his FEC filings signalled to McCain that he should quit; McCain must suck so bad to get beat like that.
That's because he never officially declared. Once he does, and everyday citizens hear his name more, that will probably change.
 
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