Sunday, September 12, 2010

Congressman Ron Paul Hints At 2012 Presidential Campaign - Alex Jones Tv

Congressman Ron Paul Hints At 2012 Presidential Campaign

Steve Watson
September 10th, 2010

Texas Congressman Ron Paul has hinted that he is strongly considering another Presidential run in 2012.

Paul, who previously ran for the Republican nomination in 2008 and under the Libertarian Party in 1988, told an interviewer that "It's something I think about every single day,".

The Congressman's comments came during an interview with his former House colleague, Bob Bauman, legal counsel for The Sovereign Society -- an independent investment advisory group.

Paul said it would "be a tough decision", but that he believes the American people are ready to embrace a new political direction.

The comments have not been picked by by mainstream media sources as of yet.

The Congressman has previously downplayed rumours of another Presidential campaign, saying it is unlikely. However, following a string of successes in recent surveys and straw polls, including victory in the Conservative Political Action Conference's (CPAC) presidential straw poll, it seems Paul is now reconsidering his earlier statements.

The full Sovereign Society interview with Ron Paul can be heard here (registration required).

Paul's comments add weight to more recent rumblings that he may once again pick up the presidential campaign mantle in 2012. Earlier this year the Congressman's wife, Carol, stated "If you would ask him now he would probably say 'no', but he did say...things are happening so quickly and fast in our country, if we're at a crisis period and they need someone...with the knowledge he has...then he would do it."

Jesse Benton, Senior VP of Paul's advocacy group Campaign for Liberty, has said of the prospective run: "If the decision had to be made today, it would be 'no', but he is considering it very strongly and there is a decent likelihood that he will. A lot of it depends on things going on in his personal life and also what's going on in the country."

At the height of Paul's 2008 campaign, dubbed the Ron Paul Revolution by supporters, the Congressman smashed the all-time record for political donations on one day, beating John Kerry's previous effort as he hauled in over $6 million dollars during a 24-hour period that coincided with the 234th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party.

Indeed, as we have continuously highlighted, The Tea Party movement, originally Libertarian in origin, grew out of this trend of honouring the anniversary of the Boston Tea Party. An event held in 2006 was repeated in 2007 with the Ron Paul Money bomb, and the movement evolved from there over the following three years.

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