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Texas Congressman Ron Paul files for GOP presidential bid
« on: January 11, 2007, 03:31:18 PM »
Texas Congressman Ron Paul files for GOP presidential bid

http://www.kristv.com/Global/story.asp?S=5927748

HOUSTON -- Ron Paul, the iconoclastic nine-term congressman from southeast Texas, took the first step Thursday toward launching a second presidential bid in 2008, this time as a Republican.

Paul filed incorporation papers in Texas on Thursday to create a presidential exploratory committee that allows him and his supporters to collect money on behalf of his bid. This will be Paul's second try for the White House; he was the Libertarian nominee for president in 1988.

Kent Snyder, the chairman of Paul's exploratory committee and a former staffer on Paul's Libertarian campaign, said the congressman knows he's a long shot.

"There's no question that it's an uphill battle, and that Dr. Paul is an underdog," Snyder said. "But we think it's well worth doing and we'll let the voters decide."

Paul, of Lake Jackson, acknowledges that the national GOP has never fully embraced him despite his nine terms in office under its banner. He gets little money from the GOP's large traditional donors, but benefits from individual conservative and Libertarian donors outside Texas. He bills himself as "The Taxpayers' Best Friend," and is routinely ranked either first or second in the House of Representatives by the National Taxpayers Union, a national group advocating low taxes and limited government.

He describes himself as a lifelong Libertarian running as a Republican.

Paul was not available for comment Thursday, Snyder said.

But he said the campaign will test its ability to attract financial and political support before deciding whether to launch a full-fledged campaign. Snyder said Paul is not running just to make a point or to try to ensure that his issues are addressed, but to win.

Paul is expected to formally announce his bid in the next week or two, Snyder said.

Snyder said Paul and his supporters are not intimidated by the presence of nationally known and better-financed candidates such as Sen. John McCain of Arizona or former Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts.

"This is going to be a grassroots American campaign," he said. "For us, it's either going to happen at the grassroots level or it's not."

Paul limits his view of the role of the federal government to those duties laid out in the U.S. Constitution. As a result, he sometimes casts votes that appear at odds with his constituents and other Republicans. He was the only Republican congressman to vote against Department of Defense appropriations for fiscal year 2007.

The vote against the defense appropriations bill, he said, was because of his opposition to the war in Iraq, which he said was "not necessary for our actual security."

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Re: Texas Congressman Ron Paul files for GOP presidential bid
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2007, 03:33:08 PM »
Just...FUCK YEAH!!!

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Re: Texas Congressman Ron Paul files for GOP presidential bid
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2007, 03:40:23 PM »
2008 - the timing could not be better.

As independent he may even have a better chance, except for funding, media access and such.

This is a real possibility in the current atmosphere, if somehow vote-fraud can be neutralized.

The usual trashing and smearing could actally help this time.

Cool in any case...

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Re: Texas Congressman Ron Paul files for GOP presidential bid
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2007, 03:44:21 PM »
Man, this is awesome.  Dr. Paul wipes out any chance of waffling "conservatives" voting for McCain or Giuliani...cuts deeply into Mitt Romney's base, and probably forces Duncan Hunter out of the picture altogether.

FOLKS (NOLAJBS members): We now have a Project.  Let's each and every one of us volunteer to do whatever is necessary to gain Ron Paul the maximum-possible GOP primary vote total.  He may not win, but, goddamnit, he'll tell the Truth and will be a major thorn in the CFR/Trilateral Commission/Bilderberg cabal.

Let's ride.

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Re: Texas Congressman Ron Paul files for GOP presidential bid
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2007, 03:45:33 PM »
Actually it would be a really good idea if all of us "thought criminals" ran for any office we could in the House or as President all across the country.

And.....just go out and speak your minds....the media would attack on all fronts....but the voices would keep popping up at new locations.

It would drive the "terrorists" into apathy.
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Re: Texas Congressman Ron Paul files for GOP presidential bid
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2007, 03:47:30 PM »


FOLKS (NOLAJBS members): We now have a Project.  Let's each and every one of us volunteer to do whatever is necessary to gain Ron Paul the maximum-possible GOP primary vote total.  He may not win, but, goddamnit, he'll tell the Truth and will be a major thorn in the CFR/Trilateral Commission/Bilderberg cabal.




That's right.

Everytime our voices are heard its a win.

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Re: Texas Congressman Ron Paul files for GOP presidential bid
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2007, 03:52:14 PM »
I'll be a busy dude over the next 9 months.  FINALLY.  A reason to hope.

I've assembled a targetted e-addy List of damn near 100,000 persons (conservative, libertarian, news outlets, blog owners, gun nuts, blahblah).  And it's gonna get a workout. 

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Re: Texas Congressman Ron Paul files for GOP presidential bid
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2007, 03:56:55 PM »
Let's ride.

"Call the Foul - vote Paul"

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Re: Texas Congressman Ron Paul files for GOP presidential bid
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2007, 04:24:09 PM »
I'll be a busy dude over the next 9 months.  FINALLY.  A reason to hope.

I've assembled a targetted e-addy List of damn near 100,000 persons (conservative, libertarian, news outlets, blog owners, gun nuts, blahblah).  And it's gonna get a workout. 

Great!

I am still registered Republican.

I'll pass out signs and bumper stickers in OC...this is a mostly Republican County.

Let's put the fear of the people back into the politicians.
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Re: Texas Congressman Ron Paul files for GOP presidential bid
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2007, 04:30:48 PM »
Ron Paul has a good site....check out his video speech on the Iraq war:

http://www.house.gov/paul/


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Re: Texas Congressman Ron Paul files for GOP presidential bid
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2007, 04:35:39 PM »
Let's put the fear of the people back into the politicians.

... and their handlers.


That, dear Lucidthots, I can agree with 100%.

Common ground - imagine the possibilities... :D

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Re: Texas Congressman Ron Paul files for GOP presidential bid
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2007, 05:33:33 PM »
A reason to get interested in federal elections once again. A good way to see just how solid the strangle-hold is on the election results.
I'll get active for a Paul Presidency.

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Re: Texas Congressman Ron Paul files for GOP presidential bid
« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2007, 10:00:27 PM »
bump

(P.S.: Open-borders/Israel-First FReepers are going nuts over this.)

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Re: Texas Congressman Ron Paul files for GOP presidential bid
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2007, 10:12:23 PM »
im right here, in texas.

ill try to stay in the loop, and help out if i can.

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Re: Texas Congressman Ron Paul files for GOP presidential bid
« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2007, 10:34:23 PM »
im right here, in texas.

ill try to stay in the loop, and help out if i can.

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Re: Texas Congressman Ron Paul files for GOP presidential bid
« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2007, 10:55:44 PM »
[For Ron Paul haters, who are Republican, it all boils down to this: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1766249/posts?page=348#348]

To: traviskicks

Posted June 22, 2002

The following is a list of US Senators and Members of the House of Representatives who voted "No" on the resolutions of May 2, 2002 that supported Israel. It is incumbent upon every American supporter of the state of Israel to work to defeat these individuals when they come up for reelection.

One of the names at this JDL page: Ron Paul, Rep., Texas


Armchair Activist: Congressional Haters of Israel


348 posted on 01/11/2007 10:29:57 PM PST by SherrieG
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Re: Texas Congressman Ron Paul files for GOP presidential bid
« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2007, 05:08:57 AM »
When you posted this news, I immediately went to FR to see the (anticipated) reaction.

Starts off with some people going "Yeay - great" - and then the 'elite' shows up...

It's all good; some sleepy freepers will get a wake-up call.

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Re: Texas Congressman Ron Paul files for GOP presidential bid
« Reply #17 on: January 12, 2007, 10:50:57 AM »
I can't imagine him winning this go around. They desperately need another Insider to maintain the level of progress they've accomplished. The only good in this is that those who want to see and are seeking for answers shall find it. I think of it as 'incremental awaking' - very positive. ;D

Maybe down the road, more and more people will seek a leaderless path and people like Alex Jones will be seen on CNN much more often as a PR campaign to tap into and to control a new resistance (most anti-NWOers crave recognition and limelight). Until then, all we can do is keep on keeping on and faint not. Conserve our energies as often as we can.  ;)
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Re: Texas Congressman Ron Paul files for GOP presidential bid
« Reply #18 on: January 13, 2007, 06:11:20 PM »
I'll be a busy dude over the next 9 months.  FINALLY.  A reason to hope.

I've assembled a targetted e-addy List of damn near 100,000 persons (conservative, libertarian, news outlets, blog owners, gun nuts, blahblah).  And it's gonna get a workout. 

I wager your 100,000 SPAM emails rivels the response of the like:  Viagra for free, TITS for love and Penny stocks make sense.

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Re: Texas Congressman Ron Paul files for GOP presidential bid
« Reply #19 on: January 14, 2007, 03:32:35 PM »
If Ron calls a spade a spade... and commits career suicide.. I will believe him.
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