Where is Ron Paul?

RonPaul.com is the largest Ron Paul fansite on the Internet. We receive hundreds of emails each week from all over the world. These messages give us a good sense of the currents of opinion and sentiment prevailing among fellow Ron Paul supporters.

In recent weeks we increasingly gained the impression that many supporters were feeling a bit out of the loop. They want to know… “What is Ron Paul up to?” – “Is he still running for President?” – “Has he endorsed anyone?”

We don’t claim to have any specific inside information, but we do feel that Ron Paul supporters deserve to know what’s going on. That’s why we decided to analyze some of Ron Paul‘s recent speeches and interviews. Our findings are presented below.

First, a few quick facts:

Ron Paul is no longer actively running or campaigning for President.

He ended his campaign on August 28 with a one hour speech at the University of Florida Sun Dome.

Ron Paul: During the campaign, I got a lot of advice. Can you believe that, a lot of advice? Sometimes from strangers, sometimes from our enemies, sometimes from my family as well.

(“During the campaign” refers to the past and obviously implied that the campaign was now over.)

Ron Paul is an official write in candidate in several states, but that’s entirely due to his supporters’ efforts. Ron Paul did not discourage these efforts but he stated very clearly that he is not actively participating.

Ron Paul: I get a lot of questions on that, a lot of phone calls and emails, and people sometimes want me to sign something, to fully endorse it as a legal matter. But I haven’t signed anything, so I neither encourage it nor discourage it, because of the frustration, because in some places they won’t count the votes. But if people feel totally exasperated and still want the satisfaction of doing something, there shouldn’t be anything wrong with it. But I don’t ever want to lead people to deception like, “Oh yea, if we have this write in campaign and all of a sudden major things will happen”. And that’s not true. If there is a write in campaign, those individuals that are doing it, the most important thing is to hold their feet to the fire and make them count them. But they don’t [count them]. Politics is not always a very clean business. That’s why it’s a lot easier to deal with philosophy than it is with politics. Politics is a tool but it’s not necessarily an end. The end is changing the philosophy. So if these campaigns one way or the other can get attention to serve the issues then I think it’s worthwhile.

Ron Paul has not endorsed anyone and he did not reveal who he will be voting for, or if he is going to be voting at all.

Ron Paul: I haven’t decided yet, at least I have decided not to announce it, so I’m going to sort of sit tight for a little bit longer. […] I haven’t announced support for Romney, that means it’s very unlikely, and I don’t think anybody thinks I’m going to vote for Obama. It’s back to that frustration level of not seeing a dramatic choice in the way the system works.

Ron Paul said a few nice words about Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson, but they do not amount to an endorsement.

Ron Paul: I think [Gary Johnson] is wonderful and I think he’s doing a good job, and people should look at him, and every individual should make up their own mind.

Ron Paul recently stated that Romney might be better on taxes and Obama might be better on foreign policy. But none of that can be construed as an endorsement.

Ron Paul: Would Romney be better for America than Obama? I think not necessarily, no. (Applause) Is that a gentle no? (Laughter) And the reason I say a little bit is, maybe in some areas he might be a little better, and maybe in other areas Obama might be a little bit better. The odds of us expanding war and getting in more trouble is worse with Romney. When it comes to maybe hitting you with a higher tax, you’re a little bit better off with Romney.

What Should Ron Paul Supporters Do Now?

With Ron Paul out of the race, what is the best course of action? Write in Ron Paul to express our principles? Support Gary Johnson to build the Libertarian party? Vote for Romney to get rid of Obama?

Why Romney Doesn’t Need the Liberty Movement

Mitt Romney’s political career is a testament to the fact that he would say and do anything to get elected. If he believed that gaining some of the votes of the 5+ million Ron Paul supporters in this country would have been worth the effort of reaching out to Ron Paul and the liberty movement, Romney would not have hesitated to have done so.

But hesitate he did. And not just that… he went on to viciously and repeatedly spit in the collective faces of Ron Paul and his supporters.

Does Romney believe that the morally bankrupt rallying cry “But we have to defeat Obama!” will be sufficient for the liberty movement to hold its nose and vote for Mitt?

Romney is an intelligent and calculating man, so he must know that this will work only with a small percentage of the movement.

This leaves only one possible conclusion:

Romney already knows that he is going to win, and that he can do so without the liberty movement’s support.

Rand Paul basically said the same thing just a couple of days ago:

Rand Paul: My prediction, and of course I could be wrong, but my prediction is that this is going to be 1980. This is going to be an election that was projected to be very close, we have all these battleground states, but in the end Romney is going to pull away and he’s going to win by a bigger percentage than anyone predicts, because I think the polling is modeling on 2008 and not really factoring in an enormous wave of Election 2010, and I think that we’re still headed in that same direction.

If Rand’s assessment is correct and if Romney has victory in the bag, then there is no reason for Ron Paul supporters to vote for Romney just to get Obama out of office.

2012 Is Lost – But the Future Belongs to Us

More than 20,000 Ron Paul supporters have already pledged to cast a principled vote for Ron Paul even in the face of electoral defeat. That’s commendable and wonderful. Others are supporting Gary Johnson to help strengthen the largest third party. A few will still be voting for Romney because they hate Obama or believe that Romney is the lesser of two evils. And some Ron Paul supporters are even strategically rooting for Obama, saying that the inevitable backlash against a second term would lay the groundwork for a Ron Paul comeback in 2016.

For those of us who have been hoping for a Ron Paul Independent run this year, or at least for clear directions on who we should vote for… well, none of that is forthcoming. Ron Paul simply says, “You can do what you want… but just do it.” And that’s what liberty is all about.

America Isn’t Ready for President Ron Paul… Yet.

It’s up to us to prepare America for Ron Paul‘s ideas so that we can prevail in 2016 and beyond. We have to wake up our friends, families, neighbors, and even random strangers, by educating them about liberty. We can still use the open and uncensored Internet to spread the message, but who knows for how long? This is a race against time, and every day counts. Will you too do your part?

Ron Paul: Although I see so much good progress, I see also danger on the horizon and it makes it even more crucial that we’re successful in what we’re trying to do. Fortunately, we still have a little bit time, but that time may run out quickly. It may run out in a month, it may run out in a year, it may run out in five years. So the more time we have to persuade more people to our side. I do not work on the assumption that all of a sudden we’re going to have a new Congress and we’re going to start repealing. I’ve never believed that for a minute. But, that doesn’t mean that things can’t change. Things are going to break down, and then there’s going to be opportunities, and the best thing that can probably happen is when government totally loses its credibility and their money doesn’t work and everybody goes on their own and people become independent and there will be de-facto nullification and we’ll just flat out ignore the Feds. And that is a possibility, but the real danger is they will cling to power, because that is all that they know, is clinging to the power and using that power to suppress the people.


  • Barbara

    Chemtrails, Chemballs aka Weather Modification is responsible for global warming; if you do your research, when all of this started to unfold and people were not looking up, enter Al Gore and made himself a millionaire while we stupids and innocents did not notice the “Killing Fields” of the sky. There is no way that this planet can survive with day to day and night to night spraying! It is killing all that are below them.
    There is a class action lawsuit, w/ pro bono representation, being formed. I am losing my hair from the Trails and have what is called enviornmental poisoning! Paul was “our” only hope to get out of the UN, complicit in this spraying, bring the US to halt this as well as tell the CIA, US Navy, and USAF, not more..then consider HAARP! Read about all of this. There are some websites you can visit, well actually, there are many, many including FB; like www. Truth II; Whistleblower Allen Buckman; videos What In the World Are They Spraying on Us; Why in the World Are they Spraying Us by M. Murphy..Both are excellent, Unfiltered news is a good resoure as is www. aircrap.com (Sen. Feinstein), contact Rosalind Peterson, USDA certified adjustor had an excellent article on SEARCH as does Dr. M.McCain…neurological problems she says, meningitis symptons and more..this is an excellent read! A politican from Sweden’s article will scare you almost out of your skin! Pernilla Hagbert (sp) is also on SEARCH. If you read and listen to all of this, you will realize that the planet has been poisoned! All 50 states are in the process of testing waters and to this point in time, all have tested barium/aluminum/radioactive barium positive in great percentages! There is also cadmium, chromium, arsentic and many more toxic chemicals being mixed and not one study as to how it affects the planet…your trees dying..look to the trails. It would be in our best interest to support the lawsuit and Pernilla..an actual, yep, actual honest politician!

    • robin

      I have forgotten to mention chem trails to Scott R which we have been documenting for the past 5 years where we live. We used to have clear blue skies here along the Oregon Coast, but now we have a blanket of haze on the horizon and bizarre clouds that expand after the jets are done. For several months during the drought over the summer we noticed they stopped, then shortly after they started again=more than ever. Just unmistakeable, but when we share with others, they look at us in disbelief. We try to show the difference between a contrail and a chemtrail. Yes, most people seem to not pay attention to their environment. Many respiratory and other diseases have been linked with this spraying and the particulates you mention are on the increase in the air, water and soil. There are many active people in Northern California, and this has been going on since the 60’s from what I’ve read when people first observed these cloud formations. I’m sorry to hear how it is affected you, but I know there is Morgellons Disease which of course the medical community dismisses as hysteria. Fibers embedded in the skin and lesions. Now the question is why are they doing this=to alter the weather to offset what they believe is global warming and then contributing to it, enhancing HAARP capabilities, or to do some social engineering and reduce the population? There are many theories, but I agree someone has to step up to stop this and NO journalist will go there. Many people have brought this up with Ben Swann, but he won’t go there. The list goes on and on the things we are doing to poison this planet and the people on it. Can’t recall his name but he was about to testify about chem spraying=big shot, and died in a plane crash. It seems many who dare to speak out die suddenly. Of course, all accidentally. Thanks again for sharing your story and this valuable information. I tried to share this with some environmental friends of mine, but just believe it’s another conspiracy theory.

  • robin

    Here is a good video to watch about global warming in case you haven’t seen it called The Great Global Warming Swindle. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtevF4B4RtQ We are environmentalists who woke up to the agenda. You also need to look into UN Agenda 21. There are some good introductory videos on You Tube. These are important issues because they are tied into why global elitists want to undermine the sovernity of this country=population control, government intrusion into our life, economic manipulation and collapse of the dollar, etc.

    • Scott R

      Thanks Robin!

  • George Gard

    When I types to fast, I spells way bad. Sorry. Spell check sucks. Ref. early post.

  • Scott R

    There is obviously a relationship between carbon dioxide and warmer temperatures. However, I believe that the earth experiences these fluxuations with out our impact, so it is very difficult to say exactly what the relationship is.
    Just my opinion, but it seems like our debt crisis / disapearing liberties should take priorty over global warming since the outcome is obvious.

    It’s almost election time! Can’t wait to cast my vote for Gary Johnson and more importantly the liberty movement by NOT voting for the lessor of the two. If Obama wins, it will increase the chances of the GOP waking up in 4 years. If Romney wins and the next 4 years still suck, the Libertarians will be set up in that case as well, but we have to get to 5% to be heard!


    • robin

      Hi Scott, Hope you are enjoying fatherhood and doing what you can to prepare because hard times are on the way for those that have not felt it yet. I keep reminding my conservative friends to get on their representatives who say they don’t believe in big government, are suppose to be fiscally responsible to step outside of the status quo. We have to get Congress on board because they are the ones in charge of balancing the budget and imposing new taxes not the president. I tell everyone I meet about the Federal Reserve and suggest they read an excellent book about the history0The Creature from Jekyll Island which I had my son read when he was in 10th grade. Also, I try to send them to Ben Swann because his program is short and to the point about the fiat banking system and other programs he’s done along these lines. Right now, the three major issues which are all tied together=economy, foreign policy and civil liberties. If you don’t know about HAARP, I suggest you listen to the interview that French Canadian just posted. He is the foremost expert on this subject. Like you, my husband who has an extensive science background scrutinizing all his sources, but HAARP is very real and is being used in ways that will have catastrophic results for our entire planet. Trying to be GOD by playing with nature/ and a weapon of war. We also believe there just isn’t enough information to say if global warming is caused by anthropogenic causes or is just a natural cycle of cooling and warming. We will be voting the last day=have mail=in ballots because we still haven’t decided how we will vote on for candidates at the local and state level as well as the measures on the ballot. I also hope that the libertarian party gets at least 5% of the vote for 2016.

  • Enter the two words orwells boot into any search engine. The first item, or the first two will probably be mine under factotum666 or dnusbaum.com In the beginning you will see a link to http://xfoolnature.org/?p=10 which does a more through job of addressing the problems I posit in orwells boot, and offers some ideas about how to address them. And these are actual specific, relatively easy to implement, ideas that any concerned person can use.

    These are not the kind of articles that have the attention span of twits (140 characters)
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2009/feb/24/social-networking-site-changing-childrens-brains. Expect to spend a half hour on orwells boot and about three hours in xfoolnature, so if you have a bumper sticker mind, then this is not for you.

  • robin

    Hi French Canadian. I concur with trying to keep the race neck and neck to keep people distracted and thinking that this is not fixed from the starting line. I can’t believe how many people I know are glued to their TV watching these bogus debates. Also, you are absolutely correct that if they keep it close, then it will be much easier to rig the election and most Americans who are asleep will not think twice about it(in Ohio where Romney controls the electronic voting machines as well as other parts of the country). Look what happened in the race between George Bush and John Kerry. As far as HAARP, my husband has listened to all the experts, and he knows this is real technology and is being used, but just isn’t sure whether what she shows on the video of Sandy is conclusive evidence that HAARP has been used. Definitely chem trails. He has long suspected that chemtrails may be used to enhance HAARP not just to alter the weather and ” global warming”. Remember he has a science mind. After Tessler died as a pauper, the FBI made sure to confiscate all his research. He was way ahead of his time and JP Morgan did everything he could to make sure to crush this man who was more concerned about humanity than money.

  • William Wyttenbach, M D

    I voted absentee ballot for Ron Paul. Write him in.
    A vote from the heart is not a wasted vote.

  • dear sir,in additon to what i have already said about the power elite,i would like to ad that we already know that that presidents or prime ministers are not elected, they are selected and sometimes many years earlier and groomed,what many people do not know is that obama was not only selected more than twenty years ago but they knew almost to the day when he would become president even though he was from kenya,like george bush senior was from germany.so unless the american people wake up and do something this farce will continue. sincerly tony lane

  • to ron paul, who else can name names and enlighten people of the treachery of the washington and the power elite,and what the people are really loking for is pictures of those that are responsible of all the worldwide genocide,because what is also known about hurricane sandy is that it was an engineered event by the HAARP antenna in ALASKA and that david rockerfeller has a stake in it.like when he was recorded threatening the japanese industrial minister with the tokio earthquake if he did not get his way over the sale of one of their industrial plants,and even though he got his way he still implemented the earthquake,and how long can america and the rest of the world take this abuse and deliberate genocide before there are serious consequences,the world needs you RON PAUL.yours sincerely tony lane

  • French Canadian

    “I do think there are two groups of elites=one group wants Obama to stay in power and the other wants Romney…What do you think? ” (ROBIN)

    Sorry Robin, I my reply to your previous post, I fogot what your question was about…lol.

    No, I do not believe that there is two groups of elites. I think that what they are trying to do here, is to have the election so tight, so close, almost equal votes. So they will have to go to Courts to settle it, like they did with Bush and Gore. Of course, Romney will win and this will cause a civil war in your country. This is what I think they are trying to do.

    Alex showed a disgustful video done by Michael Moore today, showing that this is what the democrats intends to do if Romney wins:

    EXPLICIT: Michael Moore Ad For Obama – MoveOn.org -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ub-c0QRlEU

    And you can also read Paul Joseph Watson article:

    Actor: If Romney Wins By Slim Margin “America Will Explode”

  • French Canadian

    To Everybody on this site:

    I know I am floodering this site with interviews, but they are all a MUST watch. The more you are informed, the better chances you have to take this country back and to protect yourself.

    The BEST interview I heard so far with Stewart Rhodes, founder and director of Oat Keepers.

    A MUST watch to protect yourself in these coming dark times.

    The interview starts at: 1:15:47
    The Alex Jones Show 2012-11-01 Thursday – Stewart Rhodes

  • jim

    Don’t have until 2016. Our country will be gone.

  • robin

    French Canadian,
    My husband said he saw that video on the hurricane yesterday. He says of course you can see all the chemtrail clouds, but said he doesn’t see what the narrator does. He has an extensive science background, so I go to him for these kinds of assessments. I just think the timing is uncanny, and it certainly is a possibility that HAARP was at work as a kind of trial run and as a distraction from what is coming out about the murder of the ambassador, etc. He mentioned that the Russians had accused the US of creating the drought they had a few years back. I do think there are two groups of elites=one group wants Obama to stay in power and the other wants Romney…What do you think?

    • French Canadian


      I say your husband should have listen to the interview of the foremost expert on HAARP, Dr. Nick Begich. That interview was done on October 30. I posted it on this site.

      Here it is again:
      The interview starts at: 1:27:41

      The Alex Jones Show 2012-10-30 Tuesday – Nick Begich – Bob Fletcher

      They have been bragging for so long that they can manipulate hurricanes and created them, that it is either, they could not control it, they didn’t want to control it, or they have created it. I personnaly am 100% sure that they have create it.

  • George Gard

    I am simply overwhelmed by the inability, it seems, to make or see any understanding of the general public. I can’t see how so many people just do not know about the severe injustice done to Dr. Paul by his own GOP. A disgusting endeviour to say the least. A party representative proven over a lifetime to support liberty and elected to that post time and time again.
    I have always registered as a Democrat and this year I registered Independent with every intention of voting Republican for Ron Paul 2012. Do I seem frustrated? Is there something I just don’t know?
    I know that MSM had a sickening aditude for Congressman Paul. I know that the GOP Chairmen in many states should be charged with treason and violation of human dignety. I am simply sick.
    When I mention Dr. Paul to people I meet and a discussion starts with what do you see in that looser. I respond with ” He is a victim of the corrupt GOP and the MSM” ” We the people are victims of of a corrupt government and A corurupt two party system. We have been for a very long time.” If I had the money I would post this fact on every billboard in the country.
    I wish the best for Dr. Paul and the c4l program. I give what I can and that isn’t much. He was cheated and I think we were also. God Speed.

    • Brother Chuck

      Amen Brother George!! ..Amen

  • Beth Boatmun

    I’ve already written in Ron Paul and I believe it’s a must that he vote for himself, even if he doesn’t announce it before hand. If he doesn’t, so many supporters will be crushed. I supported him in 08, but couldn’t support the Constitution Party candidate he endorsed. Let’s stand together.

  • French Canadian


    HAARP Engineering ‘FRANKENSTORM’ Hurricane Sandy – CAUGHT on SATELLITE and RADAR!!!

  • Shane Stevens

    I voted for Gary Johnson because he actually got on the ballot, though I would have preferred Ron Paul as I do not agree with some of Gary’s policies. Still, a vote for Gary Johnson does not prick my conscience nor does it constitute a lesser of two evils vote so I can sleep soundly knowing I voted for a man of principle who would work to improve the lives of Americans by reducing the size and scope of government and keeping us out of needless wars while observing the Constitution.

    Whether or not you agree with Gary Johnson’s pro-choice stance should not drive a person to vote for someone else because like all Libertarians he would not turn his pro-life position into a soapbox for legislation; just like Ron Paul he would seek to repeal Roe v Wade and have states decide for themselves and this is an important issue to understand, especially for the person above who refused to vote for him for this reason. It’s extremely shortsighted to ignore all of what Gary Johnson offers and focus on one personal opinion — and the same would go for pro-choicers and Ron Paul.

    • Scott R

      Neither Ron or Gary would support tax payer dollars funding abortions. These guys understand true liberty. If you are pro-choice, you need to be pro-choice for BOTH sides. If you are not, you are a hypocrit.

  • TeeJayFlow

    I thought I lost faith in humanity but the more I think I start to think it’s just that I’ve lost faith in America. How can someone honestly vote for the candidate that SUCKS LESS? You vote with your heart, but so many people lack the faith to follow through with it. I’m voting for Ron Paul, it may be for nothing, but it’s a statement that I’m tired of being bullied by Uncle Sam and his cynical policies.

  • robin

    French Canadian, Thank you and I will listen to the interviews. Many Ron Paul supporters have convinced themselves that they have to vote for Romney or else. It’s always about getting out the “evil” incumbent, instead of choosing a candidate that represents the people. Of course, we have those folks who vote based on the party and that is it, or how they look-presidential. I just can’t believe how naive people are that as long as they continue with this charade nothing will change. It’s like talking to a wall. Everyone I talk to does not like the surveillance, but never contact their representatives to try and change it. This election season there is absolutely no one I want to vote for except one state representative. The rest are the same in both parties including our congressional representative, secretary of state and county commissioner positions. Not sure what I will do. Most people believe voting is enough. I posted something today thanking my friends and family for allowing me to post information on their Facebook walls and my point=of-view that was contrary to what they believe. I did this so my two liberal friends who are politically active believe they are so open=minded might stop to think about the fact they hid my posts so none of their friends would see them(not politically correct). One actually told me not to post anything on her wall. They both are voting for Obama and are educators tied into the entitlement, redistribution of wealth and sustainability. Also, the social issues of pro-choice, contraception availability, gay rights, etc. are more important than foreign policy, civil rights or the economy. One friend told me that we can’t do anything to change the economy because otherwise it will collapse. They also both like Obamacare because it helps the poor and those that don’t have health insurance. So, here again, how many others are like these two and are voting for Obama, and how many are like this who are voting for Romney because they believe he is different, or just because they hate Obama. It told me that I got to them. One friend posted something the other day about global warming and that we better wake up because Hurricane Sandy is an example of the climate change. I know she did not like my response, but I prefaced it with we are environmentalists who woke up about UN Agenda 21, and then I went into the fact that there are just as many credible scientists who believe it is a natural cycle of warming and cooling and gave examples of geologic history and solar activity. We just don’t have enough information and the agenda that is being used to control our lives. I left it with the fact that there should always be an open discussion because we still don’t know enough and one professor at OSU=in Oregon was fired for speaking out against global warming because he did not agree. It appears the majority of Americans will remain asleep. It also appears that the NWO have chosen Romney this time around. I suspect there will be a lot of election fraud in key states like Ohio where Romney has control of those machines. People have also gone to sleep about the nuclear power plants across the country. Every time the jet stream comes out of Japan, we get a dose of radioactive fallout where I live. People just want to escape by watching mindless entertainment, so they will pay the ultimate price by not being involved or informed.

    • French Canadian

      “People just want to escape by watching mindless entertainment, so they will pay the ultimate price by not being involved or informed. (ROBIN)

      It is worse than that Robin. It will be EVERYBODY who will pay the ultimate price for their stupidity. They will be the ones to blame because of their refusal to get involved and informed.

      Speaking of Hurricane Sandy… lol… the estabishment has openly bragged many times that they can now control hurricanes, the direction they are going, the speed, the strength, etc. They can kill them and they can initiate them. Check Al Gore on that. So what happened here? They either could not control it, or they initiate it. I would go with the latter. Global warming is a pure fraud created with the intention of installing a carbon tax to finance the NWO.

      I feel so sorry for your “liberal” friends… who in my mind have absolutely nothing “liberal” about them.

      If only they would listen to the Alex Jones Show, they would learn something. I noticed that most callers on the show are ex-liberals who finally woke up. They started listening to the show when Alex was bashing George W. Bush (remember how liberals hated him), but they got addicted to the show and continued to listen when Obama got in. Now they are fully awake and have become conservative libertarians.

      Anyway, keep up the good work. You have a lot of courage.

    • French Canadian


      Maybe if Romney gets in (like I think he will), you could send your so called liberal friends to the Alex Jones Show, since Alex will be seriously bashing Romney for sure… lol.

      Maybe your friends will finally learn something and wake up. Let’s keep our fingers crossed.

  • Liz it iz

    I voted early for my Plan B candidate since write-ins aren’t allowed in my state. My 2nd choice was Virgil Goode (VA), Constitution Party. The prolife issue is a dealbreaker for me, and Goode is the only 100% proven prolife candidate left in the race. It felt GREAT to break out of the false right/left pardagim of sham presidentials selctions, er, I mean elections. I’ve voted Republican all of my life…no more. I’ve busted out of the Matrix. 🙂