Report: Ron Paul to make “important announcement” in Iowa tomorrow

posted at 6:25 pm on April 25, 2011 by Allahpundit

‘Tis the season.

The two-time presidential candidate is scheduled to make his announcement during a press conference in the state capital of Des Moines at 4:45 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, his political committee LibertyPAC said in a release.

The move signals that Paul is likely to make a formal move regarding his likely presidential campaign. On Monday, Paul said he expects to make the decision whether to run “within a month.”

So instead of getting 5-10 percent of the vote, now Gary Johnson will get one percent. Which makes me wonder: Did Paul, who once said he’d probably support Johnson if he didn’t run himself, give Johnson a heads-up about his intentions? Seems strange for GJ to bother running when he not only has no chance at a majority but now no chance at the libertarian vote either.

If you’re wondering why Ron would choose to run again when Rand has dropped hints about being interested, Politico’s write-up of the new Objectivist Camelot has a (probable) answer:

“He comes across as more mainstream, at least in appearance,” said Rep. Paul. “And I think he’ll be a better legislator – he’ll offer amendments, get bills passed. I’m not a good legislator.”…

Indeed, even if Ron does run again for the White House this year, it’s clear that Rand is already on his way down the same path– and could be a much more serious contender than his father ever was. He’s privately telling Republicans that he thinks Obama will be difficult to beat – a hint that he’ll hold off until 2016 when there is an open race and his dad is likely to have hung it up.

“Ron Paul is the pioneer but Rand Paul is the really the future,” said Dave Carney, a veteran GOP consultant who worked for George H.W. Bush and is now Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s top political adviser. “Rand Paul is a serious national figure and could be a big-time player.

So this will be a last hurrah for dad and then Rand, with six years’ experience, will tackle the Rubios and Christies in 2016 when, assuming Obama wins reelection, the field will be wide open on both sides. Meanwhile, here’s Ron on “The View” this morning joking that he doesn’t think a run by his son is likely to happen this year since “There’s a little bit of discipline in the family.” Stick with it halfway through for the obligatory passage about the military-industrial complex.


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Lord have mercy…

OmahaConservative on April 25, 2011 at 6:27 PM

So when does the Paul/Palin fighting begin… Who oh who is going to win all those online polls with both of them signed up? The suspense is killing me.

petunia on April 25, 2011 at 6:28 PM

He’d have a chance……

….if this were France.

Vegi on April 25, 2011 at 6:28 PM

let’s settle this with an online poll

hanzblinx on April 25, 2011 at 6:29 PM

Yay now all the nut jobs will come back out.

The Notorious G.O.P on April 25, 2011 at 6:29 PM

“Get off my lawn!” ?

the_nile on April 25, 2011 at 6:29 PM

Lord have mercy…

OmahaConservative on April 25, 2011 at 6:27 PM

Ditto that!..:)

Dire Straits on April 25, 2011 at 6:29 PM

Online polls spammed in 5…4…3…

phreshone on April 25, 2011 at 6:30 PM

google Ron Paul

The Notorious G.O.P on April 25, 2011 at 6:30 PM

Isn’t it the Brits who have only 9 months to campaign? I wish we had something similar.

Blake on April 25, 2011 at 6:30 PM

So when does the Paul/Palin fighting begin… Who oh who is going to win all those online polls with both of them signed up? The suspense is killing me.

petunia on April 25, 2011 at 6:28 PM

Do you ever post anything that is remotely constructive?

NoNails on April 25, 2011 at 6:30 PM

good news. I was worried Rand Paul might run. since Obama will be beaten like a redheaded step child in 2012 by a conservative that rhymes with nailing that means the Paul family will not get another chance to run until 2024 or later.

unseen on April 25, 2011 at 6:31 PM

Ron is just ramping up his email list and donors to give to his son. Trust me, this is better for the country in the long run.

Notorious GOP on April 25, 2011 at 6:31 PM

Where is Spathi?

OmahaConservative on April 25, 2011 at 6:31 PM

So when does the Paul/Palin fighting begin… Who oh who is going to win all those online polls with both of them signed up? The suspense is killing me.

petunia on April 25, 2011 at 6:28 PM

?

sharrukin on April 25, 2011 at 6:32 PM

Think of all the jobs this will create. Those black helicopters need pilots and mechanics you know.

trubble on April 25, 2011 at 6:32 PM

Thanks, Ron, for being such a worthless egomaniac that you nixed all possibility of your smarter and more worthwhile son saving us from the Idiot-In-Chief.

MadisonConservative on April 25, 2011 at 6:33 PM

Isn’t it the Brits who have only 9 months to campaign? I wish we had something similar.

Blake on April 25, 2011 at 6:30 PM

I think its about a month to six weeks after they call an election.

sharrukin on April 25, 2011 at 6:33 PM

If at first you don’t succeed….and the next time you don’t succeed, try something else.

We will not go down without a fight
Tasty Video Nugget. Crank it

deedtrader on April 25, 2011 at 6:34 PM

He’d have a chance……

….if this were France.

Vegi on April 25, 2011 at 6:28 PM

Given the governance of both nations, exactly who at this moment would you accuse of having greater political wisdom?

Give ‘em hell Ron!!

JohnGalt23 on April 25, 2011 at 6:34 PM

trubble on April 25, 2011 at 6:32 PM

ROFL!..:)

Dire Straits on April 25, 2011 at 6:34 PM

Who oh who is going to win all those online polls with both of them signed up? The suspense is killing me.

petunia on April 25, 2011 at 6:28 PM

Hold your breath until.…Just hold your breath.

portlandon on April 25, 2011 at 6:34 PM

2012 on the GOp side is starting to remind me of 2004 on the dem side. None of the chickencrap dems wanted to take bush on so they allowed Kerry to run. I think if anyone not named Kerry would have run they would have beaten bush and we would not have Obama as President. Rand Paul should have ran he stands a much better chance of winning in 2012 than he has in winning in 2016.

unseen on April 25, 2011 at 6:35 PM

Ron is just ramping up his email list and donors to give to his son. Trust me, this is better for the country in the long run.

Notorious GOP on April 25, 2011 at 6:31 PM

And there ain’t nothing wrong wid dat.

Paul 2012.

JohnGalt23 on April 25, 2011 at 6:35 PM

Vanity run with delusions of destroying traditional Conservatism and the GOP

jp on April 25, 2011 at 6:36 PM

Thanks, Ron, for being such a worthless egomaniac that you nixed all possibility of your smarter and more worthwhile son saving us from the Idiot-In-Chief.

MadisonConservative on April 25, 2011 at 6:33 PM

After all of… what?… 4 months in the Senate?

Get serious.

JohnGalt23 on April 25, 2011 at 6:37 PM

Fire up the Blimp!

Nethicus on April 25, 2011 at 6:37 PM

So when does the Paul/Palin fighting begin… Who oh who is going to win all those online polls with both of them signed up? The suspense is killing me.

petunia on April 25, 2011 at 6:28 PM

Online polls are even more meaningless than media polls.

Who cares.

Ron Paul is not going to win any primary in any state, he will just be on the debate stage whining about our “Empire”, our military, and Israel.

I am so sick of his game.

Brian1972 on April 25, 2011 at 6:37 PM

QOTD should be a hoppin’ place tonight…

OmahaConservative on April 25, 2011 at 6:37 PM

wow two great pieces of news for a possible Palin run in 2012 in one day. It is agreat day to be a Palin supporter. First Haley barbour decides not to run. Opening up more of the Southern vote to her. Now Ron Paul decides to run and let his son sit on the sidelines opening up more of the libertarian vote that is not batshi! crazy for Palin.

unseen on April 25, 2011 at 6:37 PM

Fire up the Blimp!

Nethicus on April 25, 2011 at 6:37 PM

Fire it up indeed!!

Paul 2012

JohnGalt23 on April 25, 2011 at 6:38 PM

Funny how a “Republican” politician with a racist political past, and politically it very very very much is a rascist, conspiracy mongering past….can go on The View and other MSM outlets and not get run out of town.

It says so much on so many levels about Ron Paul really.

jp on April 25, 2011 at 6:39 PM

He’s got my vote! Marines for Paul!

RightXBrigade on April 25, 2011 at 6:39 PM

After all of… what?… 4 months in the Senate?

Get serious.

JohnGalt23 on April 25, 2011 at 6:37 PM

He demonstrated more during his campaign of being a smart, savvy conservative than his Israel-hating paleocon crank of a dad ever did in his years of selectively voting “no” on worthless, time-wasting resolutions.

MadisonConservative on April 25, 2011 at 6:40 PM

I just want to see his birth certificate. Want to see if all those rumors about Mars are actually true.

NickDeringer on April 25, 2011 at 6:41 PM

The cerebral Gary Johnson should be the thinking libertarian’s candidate over Ron Paul, a loose cannon who stylistically isn’t much different than Donald Trump. Johnson should show up on Red Eye and start making YouTube videos to get his message out there.

Terrie on April 25, 2011 at 6:41 PM

Fire up the Blimp!

Nethicus on April 25, 2011 at 6:37 PM

Hindenburg.

Brian1972 on April 25, 2011 at 6:41 PM

for Rand Paul to be a national player in GOP, he’s going to have to take more concrete positions and quit dancing around certain issues like National Defense. Aside from that he’s not very presidential and commanding.

Whiny guys with curly hair aren’t exactly alpha’s.

jp on April 25, 2011 at 6:41 PM

Seems to me Ron Paul says all the rights thing to conservative ears in the 21st century.

keep the change on April 25, 2011 at 6:42 PM

He demonstrated more during his campaign of being a smart, savvy conservative than his Israel-hating paleocon crank of a dad ever did in his years of selectively voting “no” on worthless, time-wasting resolutions.

MadisonConservative on April 25, 2011 at 6:40 PM

Jesus H Christ, do you EVER stop about Israel?!

If the Right was as concerned with America as they were about Israel this would be a far better country.

JohnGalt23 on April 25, 2011 at 6:42 PM

O/T. mitt gives a hint on how a 2012 race between him and Obama will go:

Under fire from Democrats, Mitt Romney on Monday a correctedcaved on a morning opinion piece he wrote in the Union Leader, explaining later that he didn’t mean to say that America was in “peacetime.”

In a column for the New Hampshire newspaper, Romney slammed President Barack Obama’s handling of the federal budget, accusing him of leading “one of the biggest peacetime spending binges in American history.”

But the U.S. has a major ground force in Afghanistan, warplanes over Libya and a lingering presence in Iraq — so far this month alone, 37 Americans have been killed in Iraq and Afghanistan — and Romney’s camp said on Monday evening that he made a mistake.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0411/53679.html
Not ready for primetime.

unseen on April 25, 2011 at 6:43 PM

He demonstrated more during his campaign of being a smart, savvy conservative than his Israel-hating paleocon crank of a dad ever did in his years of selectively voting “no” on worthless, time-wasting resolutions.

MadisonConservative on April 25, 2011 at 6:40 PM

Exactly. I’d vote ‘no’ on those waste of time resolutions too.

Notorious GOP on April 25, 2011 at 6:43 PM

Exactly. I’d vote ‘no’ on those waste of time resolutions too.

Notorious GOP on April 25, 2011 at 6:43 PM

RuPaul votes yes on many pointless resolutions, his no votes on the big moral support for friends of Liberty just show what an idiot RuPaul truly is.

jp on April 25, 2011 at 6:44 PM

Where is Spathi?

OmahaConservative on April 25, 2011 at 6:31 PM

Passed out due to hyperventilation…

Seven Percent Solution on April 25, 2011 at 6:45 PM

Once again, every site on the internet will be spammed with Ron Paul is the greatest messages again. Gaming, music, pron, clip your toenails correctly. No site is safe from the oncoming spam. Truthers and anti-semites are going to have a Paulgasm.

Howcome on April 25, 2011 at 6:45 PM

Iowa Straw Poll, the next unscientific poll to be spammed by Paultards.

jp on April 25, 2011 at 6:45 PM

The cerebral pro-choice, pro-illegal immigration Gary Johnson should be the thinking libertarian’s candidate over Ron Paul

Terrie on April 25, 2011 at 6:41 PM

FIFY.

Look, I’m a big fan of Gary Johnson. If Ron wasn’t there, I’d support him. But as much as RP takes positions vis-a-vis defense that irritate rank-and-file GOP, Johnson does the same thing with what a lot of people would say is a far more salient point, that being the life issue.

JohnGalt23 on April 25, 2011 at 6:45 PM

The cerebral Gary Johnson should be the thinking libertarian’s candidate over Ron Paul, a loose cannon who stylistically isn’t much different than Donald Trump. Johnson should show up on Red Eye and start making YouTube videos to get his message out there.

Terrie on April 25, 2011 at 6:41 PM

Gj was on hannity today. He made a good case for himself. Not the crackpot I thought he was. Still his position as pro-abortion will not get him my vote.

unseen on April 25, 2011 at 6:46 PM

If the Right was as concerned with America as they were about Israel this would be a far better country.

JohnGalt23 on April 25, 2011 at 6:42 PM

The position of Israel in the Middle East is closely tied to America, whether you like it or not.

They are the canary in the coal mine.

Brian1972 on April 25, 2011 at 6:46 PM

Eh, does a run by Ron here help Rand at all?

ninjapirate on April 25, 2011 at 6:47 PM

Jesus H Christ, do you EVER stop about Israel?!

If the Right was as concerned with America as they were about Israel this would be a far better country.

JohnGalt23 on April 25, 2011 at 6:42 PM

Ron Paul has the same opinion about 911 that Reverend Wright does. He thinks the chickens came home to roost.

He can go to hell on the same bus with old Rev. Wright.

sharrukin on April 25, 2011 at 6:47 PM

Jesus H Christ, do you EVER stop about Israel?!

If the Right was as concerned with America as they were about Israel this would be a far better country.

JohnGalt23 on April 25, 2011 at 6:42 PM

Aren’t you pissy?

MadisonConservative on April 25, 2011 at 6:47 PM

The position of Israel in the Middle East is closely tied to America, whether you like it or not.

They are the canary in the coal mine.

Brian1972 on April 25, 2011 at 6:46 PM

as well as Liberty as we know it today, which is quite ironic for supposed “Libertarians” to come to grips with.

jp on April 25, 2011 at 6:48 PM

This is a great day to be a Palin supporter. barbour out, Paul in and Mitt makes one of the biggest gaffes of the 2012 campaign so far. Right up there with the concord NH gaffe of MB…..

I am loving the news today….more please

unseen on April 25, 2011 at 6:48 PM

Exactly. I’d vote ‘no’ on those waste of time resolutions too.

Notorious GOP on April 25, 2011 at 6:43 PM

That’s the point. Ron and his supporters make a lot of noise about his “no” votes, but he votes “yes” on sports team recognition and all other sorts of useless resolutions as well. As I said, selective.

MadisonConservative on April 25, 2011 at 6:49 PM

Excellent. Let the time, money and mental energy wasting on another pointless campaign begin! Whoo. Whoo.

cynccook on April 25, 2011 at 6:49 PM

Eh, does a run by Ron here help Rand at all?

ninjapirate on April 25, 2011 at 6:47 PM

Assuming Rand Paul endorses his dad and campaigns for him again like in 2008, I think it’ll do nothing but hurt Rand Paul.

It’ll be interesting to see how Erick Erickson copes with that one.

jp on April 25, 2011 at 6:49 PM

Ron’s had his 15 minutes of ‘fame’. What does he think “3rd times the charm”? Not hardly.

GarandFan on April 25, 2011 at 6:49 PM

unseen on April 25, 2011 at 6:48 PM

Why is Paul running good for Palin or any sane person for that matter?

jp on April 25, 2011 at 6:50 PM

jokers to the right

Knott Buyinit on April 25, 2011 at 6:50 PM

You know, I’ll be glad to have him on the debate stage. I don’t agree with Ron Paul on everything, but he’s one of the few politicians I’m aware of proposing systemic solutions for what are very much systemic problems; he talks about completely reshaping our nation’s political philosophy, our conception of the role of the Federal government.

I respect that, and it’s something we need to hear right now.

Inkblots on April 25, 2011 at 6:50 PM

So I guess Paul is content with another 4 years of Obama.

Connie on April 25, 2011 at 6:51 PM

he talks about completely reshaping our nation’s political philosophy, our conception of the role of the Federal government.

I respect that, and it’s something we need to hear right now.

Inkblots on April 25, 2011 at 6:50 PM

and true traditional conservatism is and always should be highly skeptical of radical revolutionary change talk.

The Rothbardian Anarcho-Libertarians have alot more in common with the French Revolution than they do the American Revolution.

jp on April 25, 2011 at 6:51 PM

Gj was on hannity today. He made a good case for himself. Not the crackpot I thought he was. Still his position as pro-abortion will not get him my vote.

unseen on April 25, 2011 at 6:46 PM

I heard that, and when Hannity was asking him about drug policy, he said the expected thing about weed, but Hannity brought up crack cocaine and heroin, and he still seemed to be for legalizing that as well.

He actually said” crack cocaine has kind of come and gone”.

That is a direct quote, and is categorically false.

If I wanted to, I could go and get some crack right now, and I don’t even live in a big city.

He also was talking about how Portugal legalized heroin.

That will never fly here in America.

You could maybe make a case for just marijuana, but if you want legalizing the hard stuff, you aren’t getting anywhere with that.

Hannity didn’t even ask him about meth, which is absolutely destructive to it’s users, and it’s manufacture can turn an ordinary house into an explosive HazMat hazard.

I was not impressed with Johnson on that score, and I disagree with him on defense issues as well.

Brian1972 on April 25, 2011 at 6:52 PM

Ron Paul has been in the House for, what, 22 years? In that time, I don’t think he’s gotten a single bill passed.

All he knows how to do, is badmouth his party and pig out at the porkbarrel – $31 Billion and counting. He got 5% of the popular vote in the last primary, and won zero states. I predict he won’t do nearly as well.

Rebar on April 25, 2011 at 6:52 PM

The position of Israel in the Middle East is closely tied to America, whether you like it or not.

They are the canary in the coal mine.

Brian1972 on April 25, 2011 at 6:46 PM

Horseshiite.

They are a tiny sliver of land, 8000 miles away, with negligible natural resources (so far) and less people than at least one US city. Those are facts. Exactly what facts can you produce that indicate they should be a strong ally.

If Israel were to fall into the Med tomorrow… if a volcano were to turn them into Pompeii East… if the hordes were to overrun them and take back Jerusalem, not one vital US national interest would be lost.

And you know it.

JohnGalt23 on April 25, 2011 at 6:53 PM

Vanity run with delusions of destroying traditional Conservatism and the GOP

jp on April 25, 2011 at 6:36 PM

Uh, that was GWB. Sorry you missed it.

Rae on April 25, 2011 at 6:54 PM

So I guess Paul is content with another 4 years of Obama.

Connie on April 25, 2011 at 6:51 PM

he has said himself, that he gets along better with the Democrats than he does Republicans. This is why he doesn’t, foaming at the mouth style, attack Democrats and obama like he does Republicans and Conservatives….much to the MSM delight.

He has told his supporters that in 70′s he was into economics, but in 90′s and 2000′s he got very interested in Foreign Policy and how “AIPAC runs it” and since has become very close to Democrats.

Plenty of vids of stuff like that on Youtube, mainstreamers and Conservatives who ignore what Paul is doing don’t have a clue what all of this is really about to him.

jp on April 25, 2011 at 6:54 PM

Assuming Rand Paul endorses his dad and campaigns for him again like in 2008, I think it’ll do nothing but hurt Rand Paul.

It’ll be interesting to see how Erick Erickson copes with that one.

jp on April 25, 2011 at 6:49 PM

agreed this hurts Rand Paul. If Ron Paul wanted his son to succeed he would retire to the attic and allow Rand to build his own brand not tied in any way to the old crank.

unseen on April 25, 2011 at 6:54 PM

Wasn’t he a replacement sub in the Lincoln/Douglas Debates?

kingsjester on April 25, 2011 at 6:54 PM

JohnGalt23 on April 25, 2011 at 6:53 PM

you would not be typing on these computers and much worse if not for the Israeli’s…..

“Israel Test”….read it.

jp on April 25, 2011 at 6:55 PM

The Rothbardian Anarcho-Libertarians have alot more in common with the French Revolution than they do the American Revolution.

jp on April 25, 2011 at 6:51 PM

+1

sharrukin on April 25, 2011 at 6:55 PM

Ron Paul has been in the House for, what, 22 years? In that time, I don’t think he’s gotten a single bill passed.

Rebar on April 25, 2011 at 6:52 PM

Would that all Congresscritters has a similar record. The US would be a much better place.

But of course for those who like bills like No Child Left Behind, Medicare Part D, and Stimulus I and II, I can see how you might be upset.

JohnGalt23 on April 25, 2011 at 6:55 PM

Black blimp down

William Amos on April 25, 2011 at 6:55 PM

The fact that neocons hate Ron Paul, is reason enough for real conservatives to like him. Nobody wants to cut the federal government like Paul and do what it takes to save the US dollar from collapse.

keep the change on April 25, 2011 at 6:55 PM

Horseshiite.

JohnGalt23 on April 25, 2011 at 6:53 PM

Edited for brevity. This is really all one needs to read to understand your rather typical anachronistic isolationist opinion about Israel, if they couldn’t read it fully in your original cry of pain at the mention of your target of ire.

MadisonConservative on April 25, 2011 at 6:56 PM

agreed this hurts Rand Paul. If Ron Paul wanted his son to succeed he would retire to the attic and allow Rand to build his own brand not tied in any way to the old crank.

unseen on April 25, 2011 at 6:54 PM

what will be interesting is if Ron Paul takes the same poisitions he did last time around basically, while not being a Birther of course.

Rand was actually, stupidily, campaigning in Montana in 2008 on the North American union conspiracy theory on his dad’s behalf.

jp on April 25, 2011 at 6:56 PM

I was not impressed with Johnson on that score, and I disagree with him on defense issues as well.

Brian1972 on April 25, 2011 at 6:52 PM

I think the only way we get rid of the drug war is by making a case that people can kill themselves if they want but no government money will go to helping these idiots that use drugs.

His position position on defense also like you left me wanting more.

Yet he seemed more reasonable than Ron Paul by a country mile.

unseen on April 25, 2011 at 6:56 PM

The fact that neocons hate Ron Paul, is reason enough for real conservatives to like him.

keep the change on April 25, 2011 at 6:55 PM

The fact that paleocons like Ron Paul is reason enough for real conservatives to keep him at arm’s length.

MadisonConservative on April 25, 2011 at 6:57 PM

come on Nader, throw your name in the ring also

Doctor Zhivago on April 25, 2011 at 6:57 PM

ROn Paul. This is your great grandfather’s candidate.

“Get off my Whitehouse Lawn !”

William Amos on April 25, 2011 at 6:57 PM

MadisonConservative on April 25, 2011 at 6:56 PM

Ron Paul’s an isolationist?

Notorious GOP on April 25, 2011 at 6:57 PM

Aren’t you pissy?

MadisonConservative on April 25, 2011 at 6:47 PM

Just as much as you are p*ssy.

JohnGalt23 on April 25, 2011 at 6:57 PM

Ron Paul is what 192 years old ?

William Amos on April 25, 2011 at 6:58 PM

keep the change on April 25, 2011 at 6:55 PM

Mark Levin is the definition of a ‘real conservative’ and he despises Ron Paul because Paul is not remotely Conservative. he is a Anarcho-Capitalist, Humanistic, far-left Libertarian.

Levin’s book, goes over Traditional Conservatism 101

jp on April 25, 2011 at 6:58 PM

Ron Paul has the same opinion about 911 that Reverend Wright does. He thinks the chickens came home to roost….

sharrukin on April 25, 2011 at 6:47 PM

So does the CIA. Or do you really believe that childish BS about them “hating us for our freedoms?” If so, grow up.

Rae on April 25, 2011 at 6:58 PM

Edited for brevity.

MadisonConservative on April 25, 2011 at 6:56 PM

I’m sure the Amen Corner appreciates your efforts… as they are unlikely to read much beyond that.

JohnGalt23 on April 25, 2011 at 6:59 PM

if the hordes were to overrun them and take back Jerusalem, not one vital US national interest would be lost.

And you know it.

JohnGalt23 on April 25, 2011 at 6:53 PM

Oh, they could protect themselves. However, if this should be attempted, I would expect, given the long history of close alliance between Israel and America, that we would go to bat for them at the UN, make available for purchase many of our best weapons systems, and make sure they don’t run out of logistical supplies in their effort of self defense against genocidal aggression, and stand up for a fellow Free Nation.

Wouldn’t you?

Brian1972 on April 25, 2011 at 6:59 PM

Even if Ron Paul managed to win, he would be shot because of his stance about the Federal Reserve, kind of like the last two Presidents who wanted to shut it down. We all know the FR is a joke, but he seems to be the only one who stands up and really says it. But what the hay, I guess Romney or Huckleberry are the better choice, right?

Sadly, all I have left is sarcasm because we have absolutely nobody to run in 2012. And when Obama is done with his next term, our wonderful country as we know it will be done as well.

nwpammy on April 25, 2011 at 6:59 PM

Ugh, just give it up Ron. No one likes you except the weed heads and isolationists. I’d rather see Rand run than you.

jawkneemusic on April 25, 2011 at 6:59 PM

Rand was actually, stupidily, campaigning in Montana in 2008 on the North American union conspiracy theory on his dad’s behalf.

jp on April 25, 2011 at 6:56 PM

hmmm didn’t know that. I started watching Rand Paul afte rPalin’s endorsement. the best thing that happened to Rand Paul was the distanc ebetween him and his father that the Sen race openned up IMO. If Rand ties himself to Ron again I doubt it will be a positive.

unseen on April 25, 2011 at 7:00 PM

Just as much as you are p*ssy.

JohnGalt23 on April 25, 2011 at 6:57 PM

Wow. Pointing out Ron Paul and his acolytes taking points from The Protocols when it comes to foreign policy really gets your hackles up, dunnit?

MadisonConservative on April 25, 2011 at 7:00 PM

I think Gary Johnson, actually governing and thinking through how the world actually works on some level atleast, is why he seems so much more reasonable than Ron Paul who has done none of what I mention.

jp on April 25, 2011 at 7:00 PM

Ron Paul is what 192 years old ?

William Amos on April 25, 2011 at 6:58 PM

195.

jawkneemusic on April 25, 2011 at 7:00 PM

Paul 2012.

unclesmrgol on April 25, 2011 at 7:00 PM

ROn Paul. This is your great grandfather’s candidate.

“Get off my Whitehouse Lawn !”

William Amos on April 25, 2011 at 6:57 PM

Hey… my great-grandfather’s candidate was Silent Cal Coolidge.

Of course, if you prefer Bob Dole, GWB and John McCain…

JohnGalt23 on April 25, 2011 at 7:01 PM

unseen on April 25, 2011 at 7:00 PM

There is video of it on youtube, watched it last year during Senate run.

jp on April 25, 2011 at 7:01 PM

Well this thread should teach all the people calling Palin supporters a cult what a real cult member looks like if nothing else…..

unseen on April 25, 2011 at 7:01 PM

Pointing out Ron Paul and his acolytes taking points from The Protocols when it comes to foreign policy really gets your hackles up, dunnit?

MadisonConservative on April 25, 2011 at 7:00 PM

Just like pointing out your allegience to Israel over the US gets your’s up.

I can go on like this all day Mr. Pollard.

JohnGalt23 on April 25, 2011 at 7:02 PM

I’m sure the Amen Corner…

JohnGalt23 on April 25, 2011 at 6:59 PM

Back with this nonsequiter.

Ron Paul’s an isolationist?

Notorious GOP on April 25, 2011 at 6:57 PM

Yes, or as some would have it, a “non-interventionist”. However, since this is not the late 1700s, as Ron seems to think it is, his philosophy doesn’t have any real distinction from isolationism. He would have been against our intervention in World War 2 as well, just like his buddy Pat Buchanan.

MadisonConservative on April 25, 2011 at 7:02 PM

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