Ron Paul 2012: When should Ron Paul announce his decision?




RonPaul.com ran two polls earlier this year regarding Ron Paul’s potential candidacy for the presidency in 2012. The first poll ran from February 13 to 23 and the second poll ran from June 1 to 8. The results were almost exactly the same: 93% of our readers want Ron Paul to run for President in 2012.

If Ron Paul runs for President in 2012, when should he announce his decision? As soon as possible so we can all start campaigning (or support another candidate in case Ron Paul doesn’t run), or at a later time (when?), to await further developments and focus on auditing/ending the Fed for the time being?

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  1. rodriguezintexas

    It's all about timing. Dr. Paul is gaining ground with the mainstream now, but I still think it is too soon. The economy is on the way down fast, but it hasn't hit bottom, yet. There are still enough deceived sheep out there who believe it is going to pick up. Those people still aren't ready for Dr. Paul. There are still too many people out there who want something for nothing and like the idea of government taking care of them. They need to see the failure of big government (which won't be long) before they are ready for Dr. Paul. However, we simply didn't have enough time last time, so I don't think it should be any later than next fall. If he is choosing to run, he needs to spend the time now putting together the absolute best campaign team he can find so he can start with a bang from day one with no hiccups like last time. If he is choosing not to run, I think it would be good for him to begin priming someone in his stead--someone who is as close to his libertarian-republican-Constitutional views as possible. This way he can decline running and endorse someone else at the same time. He was too late at vocalizing his support for Baldwin in 2008 and so Paul's faithful following went in too many directions. We need to be able to stand behind someone collectively from day one. Hopefully it will be the Good Doctor himself. I must say, though, that if Dr. Paul does decide to run, I think he should go all the way. He needs to commit to running as an independent should he fail to win the Republican primary. In that case, it may mean he has to run as an independent representative in his own district.

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    • The economy was on its way down five years ago, but we are paying half for gas what we were last year at this time, and the economy is recovering slowly.For such a lousy economy, I'm seeing people spend their money at businesses left amd right, and just about everyone I know is self-employed.

      What you need to do is help yourself.The president can't do it alone.It is time for us to come together as a nation and stop pointing fingers.

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      • He needs to help himself? What does that mean?
        Did he say he was struggling financially or in poor health?

        If all you see is people spending money left and right then you live in a bubble, a small one. In my working-class neighborhood the unemployment rate is upwards of 20%.
        The seniors on limited income cannot afford to run their a/c because of the continually rising price of groceries and fuel, neither of which are included in the CPI or the yearly COL increases.

        If you really believe that the economy is improving then you are in for a rude awakening. The real shit has not even hit the fan, yet.

        Snooze On, Brother Haley

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      • rodriguezintexas

        John,

        You're seeing a rise in self-employment not because the economy is rebounding, but because unemployment is over 9%, the highest it has been since the early 1980's! When people lose their jobs and can't find another, they pull up their bootstraps and make a way for themselves. And I cheer them on. Hard-working people who have always helped themselves will continue to help themselves. Hard working people who help themselves is what built America and made it great. The problem is, those who have always helped themselves are now having to help themselves and those who don't, too, thanks to Bush and Obama.

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  2. A vote for Ron Paul is a vote for Obama. Paul has zero chance of winning and will only take votes away from the Republican candidate who actually has a good chance of winning. A second term for Barack will KILL the USA forever! Nothing against paul but good grief what a pathetic showing he made in 2008.

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    • Pathetic showing? You really do need to turn off the TV.

      How many Republican candidates went down before Dr. Paul?
      Without the help of the Republican Party or the media (in fact, both went out of their way to be a hindrance), Dr. Paul gained millions of fans and knocked off all comers except for Juan McCain, the statist whore.

      We started from thousands in 2006, and were millions in 2008.
      In 2010, we will start with millions and have 10's of millions in 2012.

      The Republican Party and the media will work even harder to stop this train in this next round, but we will be working harder.

      Go ahead and continue to vote for your Obamccain candidates, my Tennessee cousin, and we'll continue to try and save this country.

      Every other possible Republican candidate is just more of the status-quo. More war, more taxes, more government intervention into our lives.

      Live Free or Die
      Ron Paul 2012

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    • JohnMemphisTN:
      You must not have watched the whole debate. Ron Paul did not get emotional, like Giuliani and McCain, desperately attempting to play on OUR emotions. If you wanted to see drama, there is always movies about politics. Try Wag the Dog.

      Ron Paul slaughtered all these guys like David with a slingshot. His quiet sturdy grounded truth-telling, backed up by FACTS, was a big surprise and earned him a LOT of fans. It was almost as if he was schooling these people on history, and you could tell who the more intelligent candidate was, even if he didn't have the biggest mouth. I heard people at work the next day saying "Who IS this guy???" and perhaps more significantly, more tellingly, WHY is he being blacked-out of the media when clearly, a LOT of citizens of this country are very interested in hearing what he says? Me likee. And so do a lot of average Americans. Is it surprising that we cherish our constitution and now we see an actual truthful politician who does? Yeah, it is a long shot, I'll admit. But there is NO DOUBT Ron Paul made a major impact, and if we surge out of our little houses and get involved in spreading the word, we can do this. Ron Paul in 2012!!!

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  3. It seems to me that being president should be open to any American. However, if what I've recently watched on the internet is correct, it looks like all of the world leaders in the highest power are somehow related. So I would think that the power of a president coming out from the people, assuming he is not related, would have to be a pull by the American people. If the American people had to watch on TV what I put myself through watching on the internet, like me they may have 3 or 4 days of heart palpitations and crying. Then what? Run to the mountains with food??? How long will that last???
    Exposure to the real for all to see would be a good first step. It would be a really good step to ask people when is the last time they really saw a terrorist? And what proof do they have that they exist. Isn't a paid sniper or a brainwashed cult kid easy to send on a job like that? We back things up with our emotions. Do you think any American's would volunteer to blow up Iraq if the 9/ll thing didn't happen?
    Cock fights happen because people put two roosters together and they bump them into each other, and get them really mad, then they let them go with razors strapped on their feet. That is the same way power makes war, it bumps two countries against each other and play both sides against the middle.
    It makes more sense to see that; then to believe that any of us really want to kill the other people on the Earth. After all, out of this country well meaning people have poured their own hard earned dollars into countries with war and famine; hoping to help the people in them. The deal is, I think, we never stopped to think that it was all really intentional and probably quite fixable if it was allowed to be fixed.
    There are so many examples in movies of the public being lead, through media and advertising. And there is this huge positive thinking movement going on in the secular world and the church that basically tells you if it sucks to be you it is your fault because you’re walking around being negative.
    I heard a comedian remark that positive thinking doesn’t work when you've been hit by a cement truck. Like, you can tell yourself your head is still on your body, and they aren't sweeping your arms and legs into a sack, but that doesn't change the fact you were just hit by a cement truck. I see the positive thinking movement being really good except for a fatal flaw, and that is, if it causes you to think it that you can fix your life by being in denial of reality, it is teaching you to believe a lie, or to brainwash yourself. Believe me, if you are dead, positive thinking stops. It is good I believe to have a genital way, but it is foolish to be in denial of what you know to be fact.
    I really wish more than anything that the truth was out about this country, and that the citizens could see their rights being taken away check by check. They would be motivated to vote if they understood what they were voting for. To me it is voting for freedom, not a party. We are all starting to realize it hasn’t mattered for a long time what shingle the president hung on the wall, it was the same agenda either way.
    If we had a true knowledge of our situation we may have a shot. Americans need a leader that will make them independent again, before there is nothing to talk about and the option is gone forever.

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  4. Not only should he announce immediately but he should lead the REVOLUTION. I want him to come with me, LIBERTY as I lead the revolution from Seattle, WA to NYC this summer 40Days/40Cities

    http://www.greatamericanpeacemarch.com

    The Rothschilds, Rockefellars and international bankers created the Federal Reserve on worthless pieces of paper for manipulative control. This is the greatest SCAM in history and the whole world is their slave. It is past time to revolt! Obama, who like the graymen who control him, is innately divine and could change everything. So far he has not. The bottomline problem is the altered ego. That part of all of us which is full of fear and just holds on to the personality image. This image is the anti-Christ, the devil, the part of us which hates instead of loves, which wars instead of forgives and which controls instead of allows.

    The male altered ego is the gravest problem in our world today. The male image of power and control with qualities of competition and greed is why we have world wide economic problems, famines and war. We must recognize this altered state in ourselves and change it back to our spiritual, loving, divine nature.

    The 13 families and international bankers control the whole world because of their altered egos and lust for ultimate power - to be sovereign of the entire world! (One Whole Government with the elites in control)

    You think King George of England was reason to cause a revolution….we have a much greater reason today. Rothschild is worth at least 100 trillion and Rockefellars 10 trillion. How did they acquire such wealth? They stole it with their SCAM of the central banks (Federal Reserve) from all the rest of us. I think they should pay the money back…don’t you? President McKinley tried to stop the Federal Reserve - he was killed. Lincoln tried to say no - he was killed. Kennedy tried to say no - he was killed. Even Ronald Reagan tried - he was called a lame duck and drugged. This evil in our world must be confronted and stopped.

    Our dear Mother Earth is dying from the greed of the male altered ego and she will heal herself. She has already started (Katrina). These evil people think they will be safe from her in their undergrounds ...no way. She has consciousness and they will die first.

    Governments are all controlled so the hope is in the people…another revolution is necessary. Our federal government is owned by international bankers. Stop paying them money….that may bring them down.

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  5. Without question, in my humble opinion,
    Ron Paul should lead a change over of the House of Representatives.
    Forget about President. Control the House. Speaker Paul?

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  6. Mr. Paul

    I feel that no time should be wasted in preserving our freedoms. The main stream media has the wind knocked out of them. Independent sources of news gathering are gaining readers and listeners. Americans now more than ever will know who you are. Iam sure that any rallies that you couls attend would gather hundreds of thousands. Now is when we need a voice that rings true. I feel the longer we wait, the weaker our country will become. God Bless you Ron Paul and Gos Bless America!!

    Tim B.
    San Diego, Ca

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  7. Announcing is not a "when" it is an elaborate game plan.
    Be in the mix of events from early on, as Ron Paul is.
    Be right on the subjects. As Ron Paul is.
    Do it in such a way as to not appear as a "crazy".
    Make clear and solid arguments that resonate with the American people.
    He cannot fail if people can clearly see that what he is saying is true and that we can make a difference in the way our country is being ran.
    I think that the media is against Paul.
    Past our vote, what have we got? Writing our reps?
    My rep's responses are always that they appreciate my concern and will keep it in mind.
    They have their own agenda.
    Get Paul in and maybe the American people can take America back.

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    • Don't give up on writing Rep's
      "
      Dear Friend,
      I just wanted you to know that I am now a cosponsor of the Federal Reserve Transparency Act. This bill was authored by Congressman Ron Paul of Texas.
      The bill directs the Controller General to complete, before the end of 2010, an audit of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal Reserve Banks.
      I would like to invite you to a Town Hall Meeting at Reseda High School (18230 Kittridge Street, north of Victory Blvd. and east of Reseda Blvd.) on June 28th from 2:00 to 3:30 pm, to discuss this issue as well as other important subjects, including the economy, health care, education, Social Security, and foreign policy. My constituent services staff will be available to help you deal with federal agencies.
      Thank you for corresponding with me earlier regarding the Federal Reserve Transparency Act. Your letter and that of other valley residents prompted me to review the bill and its implications in depth. After this review I have determined that I should do everything possible to get this bill passed, including serving as a co-sponsor.

      Very Truly Yours,
      Congressman Brad Sherman
      "

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      • So glad to hear it! 240+ co-sponsors and counting. Ron Paul has been the lone voice for so long. He is excited that the time has come to hear the truth of his messages more deeply and fully, that more and more people are seeing the truth and the consistency of his position. We all need to be educators passing along what we learn as we learn.

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  8. Your country, the constitution, and all that our founding fathers fought for, is in danger.

    If you know history, free men have to act, now.

    How can a man sign an abortion bill, and ask for debate?

    How can a Congress pass a 787 Billion Dollar Bill, without reading it?

    If your business fails, how can you ask the American people to bail you out?

    If my small business fails, would I ask the Federal Government to bail me out?

    Hell no!

    Do I have health Insurance? No.

    Do I want the Federal Government to provide it for me?

    Hell No!

    Don't Tread on Me!

    Bob

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  9. Timothy W. Simon

    Ron Paul for President in 2012. Bring back honesty and respect to government. Bring back respect and honesty to office.

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  10. Congressman Paul should go and meet privately with the influential talk show hosts such as Mark Levin and yes Rush and get them to see that his positions make sense and that he is The True "Conservative"! Then, get on their shows and get the word out!

    I also love that he is now coming out on the health care issue. The "main stream" Republicans seem to be to afraid to come out all the way with a free market Constitutional approach to improving our medical profession. From what I hear from people I know in the medical profession I think he will get considerable support from them if his proposals become known....

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  11. I think there will be a lot of people who voted for McCain (thinking he was the only choice) in 2008 will switch there vote to Ron Paul in 2012. Most of the Republicans I talk to these days are unhappy with their Party (yet they still listen to the crazies at FOX), but they all seem to listen when I speak about the Ron Paul Movement. It just makes sense. So... the sooner the better to make the announcement.

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  12. I would fear a fizzle out in some form if candidacy was announced too soon. Case in point, Julliani, or Fred Thompson. Assuming he would run as a Republican (or would he?), we all already know where he stands, and his revolution is doing a FABULOUS job getting the word out, why start too early and chew up any $$$ that he may need closer to election? I like the silent, where-did-this-one-come-from candidates, so I would like to see him announce as close as possible to election day.

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  13. Hey folks, stop using the term liberal and conservative. Even though they still have meaning to thinking people, the terms have been hijacked by those running things, and who use them to keep the ignorant masses fighting amongst themselves. Ron Paul will need to get elected as a third party candidate because the two main parties (and the so-called liberal media) are owned by the same group of arrogant, elitist financiers.

    Ron Paul in 2012 and hopefully many other candidates with similar views in congress!

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  14. If running as Republicn ,wait till the party gets desperate ,so they will be sure to back him.

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  15. I am thinking early 2011 for a public announcment. The general public has a short memory and generally lacks long term drive/focus. If you announce to early the news and excitement will fizzle out before you can centralize the push. Also, you will receive 1 day worth of media coverage, however, if you announce it when politics is a media hot topic you will gain weeks of coverage (unfortunately we need the media). I would still encourage to use this time to gather political backing and local support (EVERYWHERE), but save the formal announcement when you can get the most bang for the buck. WE NEED YOU TO WIN.
    GOD bless American and Ron Paul for 2012.

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  16. You are the only decent and honest representative left in Washington. How sad and here YOU are the only one that will and does follow the Constitution.

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  17. Ron Paul is a constitutionalist and should run under the Conservative party.
    The republican party is no longer conservative.
    Ron Paul should also pick his VP Candidate right away.
    Till this day there are people who have never heard of Ron Paul and when I show them his videos and what he stands for they always say, why haven't I ever heard of him.
    The liberal media will never give him a fair chance.
    We have to get the word out now and make the name Ron Paul a household name.
    A name everyone has heard of.
    Even democrats that I showed the videos to, liked what he had to say.
    Friends of mine whose children are serving in the Armed Forces wanted Ron Paul for president and not because he would stop the war but because he is the only Candidate that is for the preservation of our Constitution.

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    • Dan you are correct. Don't think for a moment that we soldiers don't see what is happening to our country. When it all comes down, we will be fighting for our fellow American Citizen. Anyone that does not see how corrupt this government is, is blind. Our president's are just figureheads to a bigger power. I wish Americans would wake up. (Beware though, when the unrest starts, Clinton and Bush made it so UN and Canadian soldiers can be brought in)

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      • Hi Sarge,
        thanks for your service for our Country. My late father was an Army Captain who fought on the beaches of Iwo Jima in WWII. He got shot up a little but came out just fine. Except for some really bad nightmares. He was pretty old when I was born. My Mom was half his age. LOL!

        I use to ask my dad what it meant for the Military to actually "Defend The Constitution". Defend how? I remember he wasn't too sure about. He only knew that if anyone (even the President)were to attempt to remove the Constitution.The Military would be obligated to use all means necessary to defend it. But he did'nt go into too much detail.

        Do they discuss this at all in the Military? Are there any standard procedures such as 'Marshal Law"?

        I remember seeing a poll on the internet where 93% of active members of the Military(anonymously)pledged that they would never bear arms against the American people if it were against the Constitution. Even if they were ordered to do so.

        Back to the subject on hand.

        Ron Paul should NOT announce any intent to run for President right now.Look at how the Liberal Media is butchering Sarah Palin for the mere possibility of her running. Paul should stay out of the Race until he has already become a well known figure to the general public.

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    • You are right that there are many people that have never heard of or know very little about Ron Paul. My father was an elected official (local level) for his entire adult life and follows national politics closely and recently told me he has never heard of Ron Paul.
      I have also run into a small number of people who have negative opinions of him because they have seen the lies put out there by opponents of freedom.
      Exposure to the "real deal" is the solution!

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    • Dr. Paul should run as the constitutionalist he is and run under the Conservative Party. The republican party is somewhat of a joke nowadays. Putting his name with it would take credibilty away from Dr. Paul among those that are not familiar with his name. Dr. Paul should not have to rebuild the republican party's credibilty and then be expected to run.

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  18. RON PAUL IS THE ONLY WAT REPUBLICANS ARE GOING TO WIN, BUT IF HE IS GOING TO CHANGE HIS TUNE LIBE OBAMA DID, I GUESS THE REAL KING MAKERS TELL HIM SOMETHING YOU NOTICE HIS HAIR TURING FROM BLACK TO GREY RIGHT AFTER THEY KNEW HE WAS GOING TO WIN. THEY MUST OF TOLD HIM SOMEH=THING THAT MADE HIM GASP, LIKE 9/11, CONSPIRACY THING WAS TRUE AND AND WHOLE ALOT MORE. AMERICA IS JUST BE BANBOZZLED BY THIS 2 PARTY SYSTEM AND IN REALITY ITS ONE THE DEMOREPROGRATES, SAME AGENDA AND SELLING OUT AMERICA FOR THE ZIONIST IDEALS, EVEN MANY GOOD JEWISH PEOPLE SEE THE BAD JEWISH PEOPLE THE ZIONIST FACIST, WHICH THE GERMANS WILL TELL YOU THERE THE ONES THAT PAID FOR HITLERS WAR MACHINE. HAVE TO MUCH OF A STANGLRHOLD ON OUR GOVERNMENT. BILL MAHERS IS RIGHT THE DEMOS WE HAVE NOW, THEY TOTALL LIED TO US, THEY ALL JUST SIGNED TO SUPPORT A WAR AMERICA DOES NOT WANT, AND WHERE IS THE CHEAP GAS, WERE ALREADY STARTING TO GET BUSHED BY THE OIL CARTEL, THE RUSSIANS , IRANIANS ALL SAY THERE IS NO SHORATAGE AND IT ALL YOUR GREEDY OIL GANDUS. IF HE DOES RUN I HOPE HE RUNS ON A DIFFERENT PARTY, THE REPUBLICANS ARE OUT OF TOUCH RACIST. RON PAUL NEEDS EVEN TO RUN A CONSTITUTIONAL INTELLECTUAL PARTY, THA MEANS IF YOU PICK HIM YOU DO HAVE A BRAIN.
    BUT RON PAUL NEEDS TO NOT CHANGE NOT WAIVER AT ALL, IT SEEMS THEY GET IN THERE AND THEY DO WHAT THERE MASTERS TELL THEM, NOT WE THE PEOPLE. OBAMA END THE WAR, LIE. WHERE IS THE BUSH WAR TRIALS, AND WERE WORRIED ABOUT IRAN. OUR MEDIA IS A BUNCH OF SOLD OUT GOV GOONS
    OWNED BY THE EVIL, FACIST. YOU WANT KNEW YOU HAVE TO GO TO EUROPE NEWS. RON PAUL NEEDS TO ANNOUNCE BUT A NEW PARTY AND SAME IDEAS WHICH IS GOOD, EVERYTHING HE SAID AMERICA WANTS BECAUSE AMERICA IS TIRED OF THESE SOLD OUT REPUBADEMOS SELLOUTS. WHY RON PAUL DIDN'T WIN BECUASE HE WAS CUTOUT BY OUR FACIST MEDIA, WE NEED TO START NOW ON HIS CAMPAIGN NOW. A GOOD NAME WOULD BE THE CONSTITUTIONAL INTELLECTUAL PARTY, NOBODY LIKES BE CALLED DUMB,YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN.

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  19. Kirkland Thomas Byars

    If we went to Iraq to save fair and free elections and we are already over there, why not straighten the voter fraud in IRAN too ?
    Well, it wouild probably break our economy. We'd have plenty of oil but we would be vulnerable.
    PRESIDENT OBAAMA's election, birth, college, selective service document must be VERIFIED or he is a HOAX.
    Maybe America could have a special election before 2012 and elect Ron Paul for President.
    KTB

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  20. This freight-train of socialism has to stop, now! Before you see the same thing as in Tehran, here in the USA. Why do you think it took so long for him to get tough???

    This is a power grab, Obama and the Democrats are breaking America and business's back.

    This isn't hope and change.

    America promises Opportunity, nothing else.

    It is up to the individual to put forth the effort, not the government's responsibility to garauntee it.

    Bob Bowar

    Feel free to use my name

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