Should Ron Paul run for President in 2012?





This poll is now closed. It was open from June 9 to July 10. The results are as follows:

Should Ron Paul run for President in 2012?

  • Yes. (94%, 17,724 Votes)
  • No. (3%, 640 Votes)
  • I don’t know. (1%, 191 Votes)
  • It depends. (explain below) (2%, 327 Votes)

Total Voters: 18,882



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  1. I can't think of a better man for the job, but I can't think of a worse situation for him personally. Without constitutional support from other Congressional and Senatorial members I am afraid he would be overwhelmed by the existing corporate fascist who would make a case of his inability to fix what they are hell bent on destroying. He would be there example of why our Constitution is outdated and used to continue there scheme with Ron's scape goat blood as proof. It is fanciful to think about Ron as president until you realize the vastness and power the corporate globalists now hold. Remember Kennedy and how quickly they got rid of him. We must have others to gird him up and support him in OUR fight to retain OUR republic. What are YOU doing to help the cause? Support your local constitutional interlopers with finances and your labor if you want liberty for yourself and your progeny. Get off your ass and do something!

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  2. If Jan Brewer from Arizona or Sharon Angle don't run for President in 2012 I will be glad to vote for Ron Paul again. Ron Paul will NOT draw as many people as Sarah Palin. Everyone should read her book before they pass judgement on the woman. obama had zero experience and he won a job he is incapable of handling. Maybe between the four people I mention here we can get a candidate card that will appeal to all people. i.e. Tea Party members....

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  3. The most pressing problem of the day is fiscal irresponsibility. I would vote for the person most likely to aggressively address this issue. As of today, that is Mr. Paul. No Sarah Palen, please. As much as I admire her approach, she did not fare well with Republican supporters due to her lack of experience/knowledge on important issues.

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  4. Gary Johnson should run in 2012. I think he would have a better shot -- executive experience, conservative record, articulate, not hated by the Republican base.

    That said, Ron Paul would be a great Vice President. And like Sarah Palin did for McCain, he'd draw people to Johnson's rallies.

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    • For those who would question Dr. Paul's ability to lead this nation citing execute experience and all the other qualifications so often looked for in a President, haven't we had enough of the same thing? All these other presidents have had some form of executive experience and yet look where they've landed us. You would have a proponent of major corporations in the Oval Office instead of a proponent of the people. This government is for the people, by the people, of the people not corporations. We need a normal person in the Oval Office. Someone who relates to the common man. Someone who understands the plight of the average citizen.

      As for those talking about left or right, liberal or conservative, Democrat or Republican, did you ever listen to yourself? It is not about those things. They have absolutely NOTHING to do with America. What does matter is the People. We, the people, have gotten so wrapped up in the paradigm of party based politics that we have forgotten the real reason our government exists. Open your eyes and pay attention to the real issues.

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      • Samael, you are correct that parties are not the important issue, however, the reality is that you need the support of people who identify themselves as Democrat, Republican, or other. Mr. Paul would first have to deal with the policits of getting elected before he can serve the public.

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      • Samael, You didn't mention Gary Johnson at all. What disqualifies him from being a good President?

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  5. Maybe now that Americans have smelled the stench of tyranny, they will recognize that we need Ron Paul to step in........do a major house cleaning, End The Fed, abolish the IRS and restore our republic. Pray for America people!

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  6. Ron Paul is an all around great guy. He is a credit to the human race; rational, courageous and civilized. I sometimes wonder if the guy is just too good for government work. If he thinks he can do something, great, but whoever gets the presidency next is going to inherit what I fear will be an impossible job and will get all the blame for not being able to fix it. Oscar Wilde once said, "nothing was ever accomplished by a reasonable man". Good luck, Paul, you will need it!

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  7. No matter what the outcome he ALWAYS speaks the truth.That might be the thing to keep him from the presidency.To many of us don't know what liberty is,maybe they will before time runs out.
    Jeff

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  8. I would only vote for Ron Paul if I truly believe he is the right candidate and it is too early in the campaign to know that yet. I will make a determination after
    I hear all of the issues and all of the proposals.

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  9. I am right wing and have been since the first Bush. I am sick and tired of deceit in our government. If our congress and senate are mostly christian then why is there so much corruption. I do not agree with everything Ron Paul represents but he seems to represent all Americans not just republicans. I never realized what a constitutionalist was until I discovered Ron Paul. I will vote for the person and not the party. I don't care which party he runs with, he has my vote. As a anti-republican I think this man should be my next president.

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  10. I would love nothing more than to see Ron Paul run ... and win ... which I think he would. But I am also scared that he would end up like JFK !!!

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  11. I am a disillusioned and disheartened democrat and after 8 years of W, can't stomach the thought of voting for a republican either. I will vote for Ron Paul, he is the only person I will vote for.

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  12. ron, i would love to see a man; who represents the freedoms that has been written on, by such men like: thomas jefferson, patrick henry, james madison, benjamin franklin, ect.......

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  13. George Harrington

    The ability to prepare with insightful knowledge to our current problems will determine if he is capable to run. ie-debt, crossing the border, states rights etc. Then there is the problem of the inherent third party of corporations/special interests...who should be a fundamental part of the decision making process yet carry either a no vote or become a third branch of the government process. What about the current electoral process which is not representative of current populations. I have had no input for current candidates in NY which is disgusting and it was done behind closed doors by special selected people of like mind..sound familiar.

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  14. Why on earth would Libertarians and Republicans team up? They are almost polar opposites.

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  15. HELL yes Dr. Ron Paul MUST run in 2012!!

    Don't forget to watch Freedom Watch on June 12th starting at 10:00am EST on Fox Business Network.

    Will also be re-broadcast at 8pm EST as well as on Sunday, June 13th, at 8pm and 11pm EST.

    http://freedomwatchonfox.com/2010/06/07/more-guests-for-the-freedom-watch-tea-party-summit-rand-paul-jim-demint-others/101625/

    Dr. Ron Paul/Dr. Rand Paul 2012

    "ONLY Doctors WILL HEAL America"

    "Switch to Gold, the Fed WILL Fold"

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  16. If Dr. Paul and the Palinists unite, God help the cause of liberty. Ron Paul is a paragon of advocacy for freedom, thus, justice for all. Those other pukes are are plutocrats, as absent of intelligence as they are devoid of soul.
    God Save These United States,
    Elliott

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  17. We all would be extremely fortunate to have such a patriot and honest man as President. I'm not sure it would be so fortunate for Dr. Paul to be saddled with this position. The campaign itself would be huge undertaking, but, he obviously does not mind a good fight. He seems to be in excellent physical condition. The timing is perfect for his message , with the world economy collapsing, the ridiculous expansion of the military and world governance. Of course, he is probably discouraged no one listened earlier. With the inevitable monetary collapse and the expansion of government by 2012, the Executive Branch won't have much left to work with by then.

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  18. I would love to see Dr. Paul run in the next Presidential Election. I would gladly vote for him then as I did in 2008. Dr. Paul is one of a very select few politicians who seem to truly care about our nation and its well-being. So few politicians remember whom they actually work for and forget that they are merely employees of the People. Unfortunately, so few people realize that they are the boss of this enterprise that is the United States of America and thus they never utilize the power that they have. The politicians have only the power we give them or in today's age the power we let them take from us. A great evil is upon this nation and this era... it is not from foreign threats but from within. This evil is complacency and ignorance. The people have grown ignorant about the role of the Federal government and have allowed themselves to become complacent when it comes to what that government does. Dr. Ron Paul is perfectly suited to cure the disease that is complacency and ignorance in this nation. He has the right tools, knowledge, and skill to restore this nation on the course the Founding Fathers intended. Supported by the enlightened public and a small cadre of fellow leaders, like his own son, Dr. Paul will turn this nation into a shining light for the world to see. I pray that he is employed in the Oval Office before this flickering candle that is our current nation extinguishes.

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    • Well put, Samael. Too bad Ron Paul is not well known, and people are too ignorant to understand he is the only candidate willing to address the real problems we have, the others only talk about what people want to hear.

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  19. @ Roger Pervere - The news was never intended to be a reliable source of education to the masses. Thomas Jefferson said "Advertisements contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper." and it remains true to this day with televised news. If people wish to be educated they have to do it themselves. The press exists as a group incentivized by cash to blow the whistle on things. It is the public which makes news stations popular by contributing viewership, not the news stations that educate the public to view the correct things. Education grows from the ground up.

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  20. If Ron Paul is to win we have to get the Major News Media out of the Zionists/Communist hands and get real factual news reporting. The News Media in the United States is run just like they were run in the old Soviet Union. The people never got the truth. When was the last time that anyone heard news from South Africa or Zimbowie where over 1500 white farmers and their families have been killed and taken over by those that either don't know how to farm or are to lazy!!!

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