54 responses to “Ron Paul for U.S. Senate?”

  1. roamerx

    I’m not sure if he’s electable….even if he is what can one man do as president of the empire? Paul needs to lead a movement, not the bureaucracy.

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  2. Spaniard

    Global hopes lie in the U.S.A. yet. Your country can still grab everyone’s attention amidst these convulsive times and you have a last chance to put things in place – that is, you better sit Mr. Paul down on the presidential chair so there will be worthy an example for us the rest of the world to look upon. You can do it if properly executed, but, since you must do it as well, I am sure you united american citizens will do your best to achieve this monumental task.

    As someone wrote earlier:

    “The problem is, that people know nobody of the Campaign for Liberty besides RP. He needs to bring in a few new faces to make it a broader movement. Ron has the power and profile to do this. Rand was a good start but from my point drinking a bit too much tea…”

    In other words – it is time to use all resources available but it is not wise to ascribe to any particular movement (for he would face the same destiny than the chosen movement would and, let’s face it, since it won’t pose as a choice of preference for at least half of the country the Tea Party is not going to impose anything on anyone, much less a Presidential candidate). Much more intelligent would be having some other prominent politicians, activists and civil representatives who share the main bulk of Paul’s principles, were these to be economic or else – the governmental panel with the likes of Nader, Ventura, Kucinich, Napolitano; the forefront of the party with the likes of David Icke, Gerald Celente, and some other as diverse as bearable.

    And, at last but not at least, it is absolutely necessary to set an agenda that includes something else than cutting the strings that private corporations have attached to both legislative and executive powers. It is mandatory that the agenda is exquisitely crafted to minimize sterile disputes (e.g. global warming) and to gather the most common concerns (economy – energy, food, water, transport, commerce) amongst the most people possible.

    It should not be the roll of any government to police and educate its society’s behavior , but it is vital for anyone in order to vote some other to know what the one asking for the vote stands for and what possible solutions does the wiser think will suit the situation better. Dr. Paul has an unsurpassable record on some principal issues – such as foreign affairs, free market capitalism, monetary economics, civil rights and civil liberties- but he definitely lacks some visibility with regards to some other substantial issues -such as environmental crisis and both their causes and consequences to energy, food, transport and commerce).

    It is false that people will not face their problems if these are explained upfront, that is, if these people I am talking about are thinking capable human adults – people that does not fit into this group are totally manipulated humans via very sophisticated propaganda and will not be reachable through any conceivable campaign Dr. Paul would engage in.

    Keep in mind there is a world outside the libertarian movement, and they are FED up too!

    Reach out!

    I’ll post again soon,

    Cheers

    Spaniard

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  3. John

    I suggest that instead Mr. Paul jump in a lake.

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    1. Nathan

      Typical response for someone who is uninformed of the issues. Please, please choose to begin learning why Ron Paul has chosen to stand on his set of principles.

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  4. Justin

    Ron I’m a New Zealander and we have a Merrill Lynch ex fed reserve bank puppet named John Keys as prime minister who nows want to sell of our assets, The country is getting milked by fraudulent loans schemes and our justice system does nothing even when there is clear evidence of document alteration and false disclosure.

    We got the same problems as the people in the us fluoridation of our water, our politicians breaking election promises such as not increasing gst taxes, sending our troops to fight in illegal wars we have no right to be in.

    I believe your not only the US only hope but my country as well maybe our corrupt politicians may back off with you at the helm.

    I know its asking a lot to put so much on one persons back but believe me you have a lot of support here too in New Zealand I have followed you for years and believe you are a man of great integrity and have the best intentions for people of your once great country.

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    1. fred the protectionist

      flouridated water? Yeah you got to watch out for them UFOS and men in black too, unless it’s Will Smith cause he makes it look good.

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      1. Nathan

        I suppose there will always be individuals who refuse to learn anything new. For a spectrum of reasons, they choose ignorance over discovering truths that history has to teach us about economics, politics, big government. These are the ones who can’t help but swallow lies spread by the media and junk science promoting things like fluoridation of our water, pasteurization of our milk, the belief in global warming (it was a recurring ice age back in the 80′s), etc.

        But despite stubborn individuals, Ron Paul’s most important impact is that of opening up debate on issues which have long been swept under the rug. People are learning to think for themselves rather than parrot what they heard on TV. People are learning to question whether what’s covered in mass media is really what ought to be covered, realizing that media’s omissions are equally as important as it’s lies.

        I’m all for Ron Paul shifting his influence into the Senate or into the White House. Either way, his most important contribution is simply to get us talking. Unless voters are educated and can think for themselves, putting a new clown in office will make little difference.

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        1. fred the protectionist

          Disbelief in Global Warming hype is one thing, but the fluoridated water conspiracy or the anti-vaccination conspiracy takes it towards paranoia land.

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          1. Nathan

            Of course it’s your choice to maintain that opinion. But does that make it true? And does that mean people are wrong who believe fluoridated water, pasteurized milk and certain vaccinations are a bad thing? I wonder what opinion you’d arrive at after doing significantly more research on these topics than you’ve already done.

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  6. Guy

    Definitely President! If you want to talk about monsters pushing their own agenda, just look at the white house today.

    Ron Paul is the only politician I trust. A little over 300 years ago our forefathers fought and finally won our independence from a tyrannical king. Funny thing, now it seems as though we have a government hell bent on pushing their own agenda with total disregard of what the people of this country want.

    Nothing has changed since the election. We still have a president who insists on pushing his own agenda at the expense of the American people.

    It’s time for real change in Washington. Ron Paul is the only likely candidate that can get big brother out of our lives and let us grow and prosper.

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  7. fred the protectionist

    I’d rather vote for Henry Clay, a real American Senator, not a foreign free trader.

    http://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/resources/pdf/AmericanSystem.pdf

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    1. fred the protectionist

      Where’s the thumbs up thumbs down thingamabob?

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  8. Matt

    I don’t think Ron Paul is going to be able to educate the country in economics if it doesn’t want to hear his message. If he has to pick between the presidency and the senate, his best chance at doing the most good is the Senate. He can win the Senate. Asking the whole of the country to abandon their prejudices and firmly held myths just isn’t going to happen. Running for president is a great vehicle for exposing young people to Austrian Economics, but the majority of the country has settled into its Camel vs. Marlboro mentality convinced that theirs is the best choice in spite of the similarity of effects.

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  9. Stephen M

    I would vote for Dr. Paul whatever his decision. I think he is the smartest
    leader in Washington right now. With the large number of co-sponsors he got in the House on HR 1207. Coupled with his new subcommittie chairmanship on monetary policy. Frankly he may be of greater service to the country by staying in Congress and keep a sharper eye on the Fed.
    But he deserves to be a Senator or President or Congressman as much as anyone. Think about how much more he seems to be getting interviewed and giving speeches these past couple of years since he ran for President in 2008. He may have been much more effective at spreading the message of liberty and limited government as a Congressman these past 2 years than he could have as President. I am afraid that if he had been President these past 2 years he may have been smeared and more negative media coverage. I do believe his last Presidential campaign did gain a considerable following for the ideas and philosophy he stands for

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  10. Peter

    Ron Paul should get together a team of 3-5 people who agree on his agenda, represent them well, and form with him a presidential competence “team”. This would allow them to gain exposure and position them in a good spots for gaining house and senate seats.
    The problem is, that people know nobody of the Campaign for Liberty besides RP. He needs to bring in a few new faces to make it a broader movement. Ron has the power and profile to do this. Rand was a good start but from my point drinking a bit too much tea…

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  11. John

    Mark, would you like to give us reasons as to why you believe Ron Paul is a monster? Also, what are Republicans lying about? You do realize that Ron Paul is pretty much a Libertarian and has chastised quite a few Republicans for their thoughts on current Republican thinking, don’t you?

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  12. Dan

    What we need is Dr Paul in the White House and it can happen with the proper exposure. When he wins CPAC in February he should announce his candidacy and go for it. He is better known today than in 2008 and his ideas are even more popular today. He will need to start early and let more people get to know his message. With the work on the campuses the last few years he certainlty has the young peoples attention, so we will see. One thing is for sure you can bet on the mainstream media to continue and marginalize him and his message. Start early and have the grassroots help spread your word. With our full support he can be a front runner in the republican primary and then anything is possible.

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  13. d

    Run for President for the much-needed national exposure (get-the-message-to-the-people); but, above all do not lose sub-committee chairmanship of TheFED… stay in the House !!!

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  14. Mark

    I think that at this stage in this monster’s career, he should go to a remote island in the Pacific. Then he could stop trying to mess up America for his personal gain under the guise of “populism.” I’m tired of these Republican jerks lying to us. Let’s face it–He wouldn’t win a Presidential election anyway. People would come out to vote against the loser.

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    1. Erik

      @ mark
      What personal gains would Ron Paul make by messing up America?
      Ron Paul is actually one of the only politicians that tells the truth to the people. He has fought hard for more transparency in the fed and he is not the same as most of the queer bashing pseudo Christian Reich members of the republican party.

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  15. Eric

    At this point in Ron Paul’s career and life, I don’t think the Senate is the best choice for him. Let’s face it, Ron’s getting kind of old and he probably doesn’t have too many years left of political viability (maybe ten years at best). Rather than trading his Chairman position in the house for a junior senate seat, what he needs is the bully pulpit of a presidential campaign. The fight for liberty will be won in the hearts and minds of the people, not in the halls of Washington, so we need Ron out here delivering the message. Another presidential bid (especially now that America is much more receptive to the message) is the best way to do that. And the bully pulpit of the presidency would be all the better.

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  16. anonymous

    I think that Dr. Paul should once again run for president and re-election for the House in 2012 as he did in 2008. I hope that he takes the White House in 2012. However, even if he has little chance to be elected in 2012, it is important that he is present at the presidential debates so that the candidates are made to confront certain important truths that only Dr. Paul is willing to profess.
    It seems to me that Dr. Paul’s election to the Senate is not as much as a sure thing as is his re-election to the House. If he were not to win any elective office in the 2012 election, then his important voice to the liberty movement would be necessarily weakened. The electorate is less apt to give credence to a person who is unemployed as compared to a congressman.

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  17. douglas

    The only chance Ron Paul has is if he gets heavily involved with US foreign oil dependency. At His level of understanding Ron Paul could do some serious good work in that field. NSA, CIA, FBI should concur. However, I know they are worried about the stability of monetary policy and Ron Paul’s resolutions.

    Define the power of the Commander and Chief as a power that can be courageously executed or subordinately subdued.

    Amended powers and shift them to the more independent needs of the expanding US population. Let the People Lead Themselves. CFR is a fraternity of arrogant fascist who have only created a civilization of ludicrous self-destructing chaos.

    The false NWO will fail and fall into destruction within the Final Battle of Armageddon!

    Ah Yes, the Meek shall inherit the Earth. God’s plan is so bitter sweet.

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  18. Wuggles

    The only chance Ron Paul has is if he gets heavily involved with US foreign oil dependency. At His level of understanding Ron Paul could do some serious good work in that field. NSA, CIA, FBI should concur. However, I know they are worried about the stability of monetary policy and Ron Paul’s resolutions.

    Someone define the power of the Commander and Chief; a power that can be courageously executed or subordinately subdued.

    Amended powers and shift them to more independent needs of the expanding US population. Let the People Lead Themselves. CFR is a fraternity of arrogant fascist who have only created a civilization of ludicrous self-destructing chaos.

    The NWO will fail and fall into destruction within the Final Battle of Armageddon!

    Ah Yes, the Meek shall inherit the Earth. God’s plan is so bitter sweet.

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  19. Troy

    I recently began learning about Dr. Paul’s message, and I am most impressed! For the first time in my life, I am willing to contribute money to a presidential campaign, and I will vote for Dr. Paul (or his son) should his name appear on any ballot. Sadly, I live in Southern California, and I do not see reason in most citizens here.

    If the current system is not working, time for a change. I do not know if Dr. Paul’s ideas (should they be implemented) will improve the situation, but what’s blindingly obvious, is that the current government philosophy is not, and has become quite tyrannical. I would fully support a flat consumption tax in lieu of the incomprehensible IRS (and CA State) income tax laws, and welcome linking currency to metals.

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  20. John

    As said before me, it would be very silly to give up his chair on the committee in the House just to try for a Senate seat. He will make a much greater impact and spread the message of liberty better if he announces his bid for the Presidency and continually speaks at college campuses and town halls all around the nation. I would love for Dr. Ron Paul to come speak at my university, and he would pack the place. He would pack an auditorium at ANY university. For those of you that think he cannot win…you have no idea what a recent former run, massive television exposure (which he has had in the past half year), and a few good polls can do for a candidate. The message of liberty is getting out there, and because his son is in the Senate…that is going to give him even more attention, and people are going to wonder what Rand’s (if he supposedly won on his father’s name) dad is all about. This is the year for a Ron Paul presidency. All we can hope is that they stop pushing Moron Palin to the front of the pack with their media darling coverage.

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  21. John

    Definitely run for president Dr. Paul. You know your country really needs you right now and your the only politician I actually believe. There is a huge amount of awareness out there now and people believe in your message. Just watch… the people who don’t know your name now will be chanting it in the streets once you are able to debate Barack Obama. I say this because I voted for Obama and then I heard about you. Since then I’ve regretted voting for him and I’ve been an avid Ron Paul supporter. I’m also 21 and a full time college student, so if you were wondering if the youth of the nation is behind you, then there is your answer. All of my friends love you as well.

    Please… I want a future.

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  22. Adam

    Ron Paul should do something else. I think a national town hall tour would be great. Education has been the most productive way of spreading the message. I think we should think in the long term. Maybe campaign as a write in candidate.

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  23. MikeyG

    I have been advocating for Ron Paul to run for senate for a while now, He will not win the presidency we all know that but he almost could have the senate seat at will at this point of his career. Texas loves Dr. Paul and his voice would be heard by a wider audience in the senate than in the house. This is battle is a marathon not a sprint and we should fight it at accordingly, Dr. Paul got this far with a consistent voice, idea, ambition, honesty.

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  24. Brenden

    Dr. Robert Paul, son of Ron Paul, needs to run for U.S. Senate in Texas in 2012, not Ron Paul.

    Let the drafting of Dr. Robert Paul for Senate begin!

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  25. RepublicConstitution

    Ron Paul should do whatever he thinks is best. In the long run, even if he cannot win the Presidency, it could make it possible for Rand to eventually win.

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  26. tj

    Please, for all of you who support Ron Paul, yet believe he cannot win, you are very mistaken. In an April 2010 Rasmussen Poll, Ron Paul trailed Obama 43 to 42. Since then, his recognition and popularity has gone up, while Obama continues to tumble, bumble, and stumble through his ONLY term as PResident. Ron Paul wins or is near the top in all of the straw votes at Conservative, Republican groups. And, his popularity and exposure will only grow as he takes on the enemy of the people…BEn BErnanke…often enough on TV…
    So, let’s shoot for the stars and let freedom reign…

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  27. trevor

    I agree that the Republicans Party would like someone else- someone who likes to talk about fiscal responsibility and then spend, spend, spend. I think Dr Paul would be in a better position to win a seat in the Senate and raise awareness. Most Americans, if the knew about Dr Paul, would agree.

    Even liberals like to pay their debt down.

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  28. Fid

    Definitely run for Senate; having Rand and Ron as Senators could create a strong body of influence. Plus, at this time, we are in much more need of conservative influence in the Senate than the House.

    Do not run for President; The RNC has different ideas for the 2012 nomination, and Ron does not fit. The trend of the populous for the past 20 years has been voting for candidates who are younger, with a physical appeal; the most ideal candidates have been overlooked due to their appearence. If Ron was to run, it would most likely have to be on a 3rd party ticket, which would split the conservative vote putting Obama right back into the White House.

    Nothing would be lost if Ron was to remain as a US Representative.

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  29. Stazi

    Ron Paul cannot run the risk of a Senate run. He is now the chair of an important House Committee, and a presidential primary run is far more important than picking up a Senate seat. He has reached the pinnacle of his potential impact, and what he needs is more exposure to make his ideals known, not to grab at a different seat in Washington.

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  30. trevor

    Not sure if America is ready for Ron Paul as president yet, unless the economy totally tanks. I think he’d do a world of good in the Senate. I also think he’s got a better shot getting a Senate seat, and raising his profile. Most people I know don’t know a damned thing about him other than what they see in the media- which marginalizes anyone who isn’t part of the beltway cocktail circuit.

    I’d rather he be President- but I’ll take what I can get.

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  31. Eric Lieber

    Ron Paul should go where he can have the greatest affect for the revolutionary change we all want for America! I support you Dr. Paul!

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  32. Rick

    Yes, the Senate has less members, but he’d be trading seniority in the House for being a junior member of the Senate. It’s not worth it at this stage of his political career. Rather see him take one more shot at running for President, especially with the sad Republican field shaping up for 2012.

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  33. Matthew Smeltz

    Ron Paul and Jesse Ventura 2012 I will vote for the first time if that happens.

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  34. ron

    I think he has a much better chance at becoming a Senator. But of course we all want him to be the President.

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  35. Igor

    I think Ron Paul should be president, but he should do whatever he wants :-).

    Also he expressed in the past that he likes the dynamic of the House, not the Senate… Nonetheless it’d be really cool to see Ron and Rand in the Senate.

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