Poll: Should Ron Paul Run for President in 2016?

Should Ron Paul Run for President in 2016?

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  • Mary

    Regardless of his age, he should be president. Hell, at 77 he is sharper and more ‘on it’ than Obama or Romney. His age is not a problem from what I can see. He is smart, quick, and clever with more real ideas to bring our country back to its former glory than any other candidate in many years. We need him to survive what our overly corrupted government is doing to us.

  • The choice this year was between Obumma and Obumma “lite” (also known as Mitt “THE RINO” Romney. Marginally better than Obumma but with nearly the same statist, big government agenda. The idea that the Patriot Act, NDAA, unending war, unending spending and infinite encroachment by government on out vanishing Liberty is OK… as long as it is OUR idiots in charge, is ridiculous. We will eventually end up with Paul’s foreign policy and economic policy either as a conscious choice, done in an orderly manner, OR put in place as the panic mode option during a total economic collapse. I only hope when we come out the other side it is not with a real take-the-gloves-off dictator, whether it be from the right or left.

    Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live,
    it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.
    ~ Oscar Wilde

  • Get real. We don’t need an 81 year president…

  • kaptain kanada

    Maybe people should not rely on one lone individual to make a revolution for them; maybe too it should be obvious that the election process has been tried and has been proven to be a rigged game beyond any doubt; and maybe ,just maybe, some realism and hard work should take precedence over daydreaming and wishful thinking.
    Get off your ass and DO something to re-take your country. Organise boycotts of air travel until the TSA is disbanded. Demonstrate at the cop shops every time those gangsters assault and/or murder somebody. Organise massive refusals to pay taxes to municipalities which waste those taxes on corrupt practices. Commit intelligent, targeted and timely acts of civil disobedience. Build alternatives to statist government in your communities and defend them.
    And don’t vote unless there’s a SERIOUS chance for a real Libertarian candidate to be elected.

  • Max

    Ron Paul should not run in 2016. He should not have run in 2012. He had no interest in winning and it showed. He just wanted a platform to espouse his ideas. If we was really serious he could have run as a third party or independent. Give it up. I’m sorry that anyone wrote in Ron Paul on the presidential ballot after he himself conceded because those are votes thrown away. He also allowed his supporters to get trampled on at the RNC.

    I voted for Gary Johnson, the best candidate who was running (Paul dropped out) and support a Johnson bid in 2016.

    • kaptain kanada

      Gary Johnson is a statist and a warmonger:
      “I support the right of Israel to exist as a sovereign country and believe that the United States should protect that right militarily if needed” ~ Gary Johnson
      At least Dr Paul popularised the philosophy of Liberty; Johnson is a loser from the washed out pseudo-“Libertarian”(in name only!) Party whom nobody has ever heard of outside the narrow and diminishing ranks of that obsolete clique.

      • Max

        Gary Johnson a war mongerer? Compare his foreign policy on all countries with Obama and Romney. Gary Johnson would have been the most peaceful president of the modern era. And he stands head-and-shoulders above Romney and Obama on the economy, personal liberty, etc. Plus he has a better track record as governor of New Mexico.

        I agree Ron Paul would have been the better choice and voted for him in the primary. But he dropped out. Gary Johnson was obviously the best of the candidates running and he was fighting for third parties. He filed a lawsuit against the CPD.

        • kaptain kanada

          What part of this don’t you understand, Max?

          “I support the right of Israel to exist as a sovereign country and believe that the United States should protect that right militarily if needed” ~ Gary Johnson

          You can always pretend, of course, but the lesser of two — or three — evils is still an evil. Anyone who advocates the U.S. military defend the Zionist state is no Libertarian and no real improvement on the more blatant warmongers.

          • Max

            kaptain kanada, you lower yourself with flippant comments.

            You honestly think that his statement on a single country is equivalent to Obama or Romney?? Johnson wants to end U.S. involvement in Iraq, Libya, and Afghanistan and wants to lower the military budget by 43%. Look at Romney and Obama who have INCREASED the military budget. Putting Johnson in the same category as these 2 is like comparing a pistol to a nuclear bomb.

            Johnson would not follow Israel in a war that it initiated.

            Do you think that things will change by abstaining? Had Johnson got even 5% of the popular vote we would have a 3-party system which would allow entry of even more political parties, such as how it is in other countries. This was the best chance to create change vs. one-off events like the protests you mention.

  • MikeR

    Won’t Ron Paul be about 108 in 2016? If all of you Ron Paul cultists would have supported Romney, Obama wouldn’t be president and we wouldn’t be four years deeper into socialism by 2016.

    • kaptain kanada

      I get so tired of the whining excuses of the Romney swine: if all of you GOP statist election-rigging government worshipping cultists had supported Dr Paul, we’d be in for four years of peace, prosperity and Liberty. Only Dr Paul could defeat Obama — as we told you fools — but you defrauded Dr Paul from the start of the primaries right to the convention because your boy is no different from Obomber.
      It’s so typical of your kind to shoot yourselves — and the entire USA — in the foot and then bleat about how it’s somebody else’s fault.
      With Romney you’d get just as deep into socialism as with Obama; they ran on the exact same platform.

    • Max

      Agree with kaptain kanada.

      I decided not to vote for Romney after the Republicans illegally stripped the Maine and Massachusetts delegates, rigged the role call at the RNC, tried to change the election rules mid-cycle, and prevented Ron Paul from speaking at the RNC despite the fact that he was number 2 in the republican party and should have gotten a speaking slot.

      I don’t think anyone seriously thought that Romney was going to defeat Obama even far before the election. Romney-voters should have voted for Ron Paul in the primaries.

  • michael

    how ron paul can still be elected president of the us in january of 2013: Barack Obama has not yet been re-elected president. Yes, the election is over – but remember, a presidential election in America is not by popular vote. We vote for the candidate, but what we are really doing is voting for the electors who will meet on the Monday after the second Wednesday in December. That is when the actual re-election of the president occurs. Is there a way to stop this? Yes, there is. And the best part – this is totally constitutional. The 12th Amendment of the Constitution as well as Article II of the Constitution govern the Electoral College. According to the 12th Amendment, for the Electoral College to be able to select the president, it must have a quorum of two-thirds of the states voting. If enough states refuse to participate, the Electoral College will not have a quorum. If the Electoral College does not have a quorum or otherwise cannot vote or decide, then the responsibility for selecting the president and vice president devolves to the Congress. The House of Representatives selects the president and the Senate selects the vice president.
    Since the Republicans hold a majority in the House, presumably they could vote for Ron paul if people phone then and email them telling them they want them to vote that way , and if they do he would be elected president. Can this work? Sure it can.Democrats have actually set this precedent of refusing to participate to deny Republicans a quorum. They did this in Wisconsin and in Texas. Why can’t we do this with the Electoral College? So how do we do this? Mitt Romney carried 24 states. We need to have conservative activists from all over the nation contact the electors, the Republican Party and the secretary of state in all of these states and tell them not to participate in the Electoral College when it meets on Dec. 17. If we can get 17 of those states (just over one-third) to refuse to participate, the Electoral College will have no quorum. Then, as the Constitution directs, the election goes to the House of Representatives. That is how we can still pull this election out and make Ron paul president in January of 2013.

    • kaptain kanada

      With all due respect: you must be on drugs to believe that scenario.

  • Everett Bennett, Jr

    Don’t want to wait for the next election. Time to stir up the troops big time and re-do the Declaration of Independence. Should be grass root level purges done in all States. Time to put pressure on the State Govts to fix the problem.

    Based on how the GOP treated Ron Paul and how the National GOP, Besides Mr. West, in FLorida, apparently, the national GOP cannot be trusted.

    I am ready to re-declare our independence no matter what the cost!

  • D

    Paul for President / Rand for VP. Independant ticket. Start now !

  • Forget Rand… that apple fell too far from the tree.

    Go for it Ron. You’ve got my vote!

    • kaptain kanada

      I agree; Rand is a statist and a very rotten apple indeed.

  • jacqlynsmith

    80 years young….go for it but AS AND INDEPENDENT!!

  • Jim Burkiewicz

    Rand Paul should run for president in the republican party. If he loses in the primary(cheated out of it) then Ron Paul should run under the Liberterion ticket. Then let it be known that Ron will not run against Rand, so the only chance the republican party has is with Rand.

  • The third time is a charmer: GO RON PAUL!

    • Justin

      This would be his 4th time…

  • Carol

    My family and I voted for him this year. We really wish we could
    have the opportunity to turn things around because people are finally
    waking up!
    It does not have to be over if Mr. Paul is willing.

  • Anonymous

    He will be 80 years old, leave him alone.

  • Why I believe Ron Paul will win 2016

    One man I know has accurately predicted every President, every election year, and far in advance of the voting polls since the time of President Jimmy Carter.

    This same man received an impression on his spirit in 2010 after listening to a Radio interview with Ron Paul, that Ron Paul will be the next President of the United States (Note that Obama does not Constitutionally qualify for President and so is in office illegally). He states that he did not know who he was listening to at the time he received his impression, and did not learn that it was Ron Paul until later in the program. The exact impression he received was “You are listening to the voice of the next President of the United States”. It was no more than this and no less.

    My personal note on this. The prophecy does not say that Ron Paul will be the next President this election, just that he will be the next president.

    Let me explain what I mean by this.

    Because Obama has never proven his citizenship we currently do not have a constitutionally elected president; and so from a constitutional perspective the office of presidency is currently vacant, and all of the officials appointed by Obama are illegally appointed, and all of the laws passed under him and his appointees have been illegally passed.

    Likewise, if Obama were to be illegally re-elected to a second term, and Ron Paul did not become President until 2016, then the prophecy would still be valid because he would still be the next constitutionally elected President.

    Only time will tell. But if these things are true like they have been all the times past, then Romney cannot win, because then he would be the next constitutionally elected president. So it can only be either Ron Paul in 2012, or an illegally re-elected Obama in 2012 followed by a lawfully elected Ron Paul in 2016.

    • Dan

      Ya, right. Satan comes as an angel of light to deceive the WHOLE world. Stop listening to those stupid idiotic voices inside your head. It’s obvious you can’t tell the difference. Paul will be 81 years old in 2016. Support and vote Libertarian. Hopefully it’ll be Gary Johnson, again.

  • Pamela L.

    I voted yes of course would love to have Dr. Paul as President, BUT after what went on this year with the RNC both disgraceful and illegal and I would not want Ron Paul, his delegates and supporters to have to go through that BS again. That being said even though I was upset when Rand endorsed Romney, there might have been a reason we don’t know, well Rand probably knew Romney had no chance in Hel* of winning. Would love to see a Rand/Napolitano ticket.

  • Gary Wile

    I would love Ron to run. However, he will be 81 years old in 2016. I think that he would best serve the Revolution’s cause by educating his successors. It is unfortunate that we will not have him leading the war against unchecked spending, the Fed, and our loss of freedoms. It is time to pass the baton on to a worthy sucessor who can fight on for all of us who respect Ron’s unwaivering adherence to the Constitution.

  • Gregory J. Bermes

    Ron does need to run for President again in 2016. I cannot think of a more qualified candidate in our party (republican). Other “popular” individuals such as Marco Rubio and Mr. Jingall from Louisiana want to change our party to one that does what is popular at the moment, rather than stick to our guiding principles. This may win votes, but it does not help our party. I know Mr. Paul is doubtlessly tired, as I can very well understand. But I think America needs you Mr. Paul.

  • Ron Paul Should run for president he is the one who is at the fore front of this movement to get back to constitutional practices in our government. He is most known and has political power & clout to do so. God Bless Ron Paul on is stern stand for voicing out to also his fellow colleagues in congress & Senate to do the right thing to follow law of the land ; The Constitution of the United States they all swore to up hold & defend. Thank you Ron Paul