Ron Paul Considering 2012 Presidential Run in Another Third Party Campaign
July 8, 2010
U.S. (ChattahBox) – Be prepared for more annoying copy/paste ‘Vote Ron Paul’ comments on every forum, message board, media site, and news source. Ron Paul has announced that he is official considering a 2012 run for president, CNN reports.
The Texas Republican Rep. has run in the past, and he hasn’t gotten far. Though having a small group of extremely loyal supporters, most of which are Independent or Libertarian voters, he is unable to garner enough support for a GOP nomination.
As for running on a third party docket, that has never gone well for any politician. It is doubtful his chances for a 2012 run will be much better.
On the plus side, the GOP will probably have a hard time finding a suitable contender for the nomination. While Sarah Palin has always been open about her desire for the position, she will probably fail to gain the backing she needs. With her popularity falling, and a rather negative image with those apart from the far Right, she isn’t exactly a shoe in.
Mitt Romney, Bobby Jindal, Scott Brown, and Mike Huckabee are other possibilities, and probably more reliable ones. Frankly, I think it will be the last that will win the GOP slot for the election.
To be fair, Paul doesn’t actually think he will ever be in the seat of power.
“I don’t expect to be president. I don’t expect to be. That doesn’t mean I won’t run for president, but I am really energized when I think we make inroads … to broaden the outreach on the philosophy I have been talking about for 40 years,” Paul was quoted by CNN.
So, I suppose it doesn’t matter if he runs, or not. I think that his message might be better spread without a presidential run, to be honest. The attention he tends to gain is as a man who has no chance of making it through, not his policies.