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.


28 Responses to “Ron Paul Considering 2012 Presidential Run in Another Third Party Campaign”

  1. Scott on July 8th, 2010 11:55 am

    What a piece of crap blog. Ron Paul would not run for third party again, as he has said over and over again. Besides, it doesn’t matter is he “official” [sic] runs or not, you better just get used to hearing/reading RON PAUL 2012, ’cause your gonna be hearing/reading it a LOT very soon!

  2. LarryB on July 8th, 2010 12:53 pm

    The people who find the Vote for Ron Paul comments “annoying” are those who are satisfied with the way Republicans/Democrats are running the country (into the ground). Those who do not appreciate how the United States Constitution is ignored by Republicans/Democrats are likely not as “annoyed” when someone actually speaks out about the lack of transparency by the Federal Reserve, the threat to our civil liberties posed by the Patriot Act, the money wasted on the failed war on drugs, a foreign policy of agression in which draft-dodgers are able to send our brave sons and daughters to die in needless wars, and the out of control spending by our government.
    I for one am encouraged when I see someone commenting that a vote for Ron Paul is a good thing. It shows that not everyone has become sheep willing to accept what is happening to this great country.

  3. olivia on July 8th, 2010 1:02 pm

    LarryB – Yes, sheep…like the sheep who copy/paste ‘Vote Ron Paul’ all over the net? Such insightful support. What we find annoying isn’t support for Paul.

  4. olivia on July 8th, 2010 1:03 pm

    Scott – Hey, why don’t you take some of that indignation and head on over to Google, or to the source provided in the story. Then you can come back and comment.

  5. Matthew on July 8th, 2010 1:22 pm

    What? Dr. Paul is not considering a third party run at all. Where do you get that from?

  6. C_T_CZ on July 8th, 2010 1:24 pm

    I proudly supported Ron Paul in the last election cycle. I happily added comments to blogs like this one, saying I support Ron Paul and his message of personal liberty and freedom. I note, I never copied / pasted my comments, even though I commented on hundreds of news sites and blog sites.

    I am exited to get out my homemade Ron Paul signs and stand on street corners again, spreading his Constitutional message. I would help his campaign any way I can.

    I disagree with this blog’s author that his message is better sent by not running. On the contrary, I think it’s exactly the forum of a presidential cycle that views like his need to be aired, discussed, and debated.

  7. Rafer Janders on July 8th, 2010 1:33 pm

    I would like to say, Your Factually incorrect statement, “He did not get very Far” Really? Did you watch the same election in 2008? I seem to recall, he was the Last Republican standing, To say he only appeals to a small group of independent and Libertarians is also Factually incorrect! Most of the money he gathered for the Presidential run came from small contributions of fifty dollars or less! Being a life long Republican with friends on all sides of of the political spectrum, Freedom that is his message and it gathered support from the Left the Right and the Indy voters. To say he wont win, isn’t that just nice! So ;the elections has been decided already? Hmmmm So much for a Democratic Republic, Instead you would suggest a Corpratist State?
    Oh and I don’t copy and Paste!
    Ron Paul/ Peter Shiff 2012

  8. Anon on July 8th, 2010 1:44 pm

    The author is a joke. It was precisely the Presidential run that sparks off the tea party movement and got libertarian idea into the poltical dialogue. It is the blogs like these that try to marginalized him and his chances, which are much better than 2008 now that he has been right about everything so far! The GOP establishment will not get behind him because he threatens their cozy relationship with special interests and big government, which the GOP has embraced, very evident with Bush and no child left behind & the prescription drug bill. Ron represents the real conservative, the real republican and the media is going to try to shut him down…RON PAUL 2012~!

  9. Mross on July 8th, 2010 2:51 pm

    If you are informed and you look at his policies, then you would not be so annoyed by such copy and paste.

    A fiscally conservative america where government isn’t ever expanding and growing like a 7 headed leviathin, stealing from peter to give to paul and slowly taking over the world 800+ military bases at a time???? How dumb!!!

  10. Jack on July 8th, 2010 3:32 pm

    Ron Paul will never run third party. If he runs, it will be in the GOP. And, I don’t care if I annoy you… VOTE RON PAUL 2012!

  11. Auguste on July 8th, 2010 5:35 pm

    Is it the principles of freedom peace and prosperity that annoy you, or is it that Ron Paul actually has a base that overwhelmed your huckster candidate in the last run.

    I am not a copy/paste; I am one of millions who want a sane, constitutional international and monetary policy who will support Ron Paul and other candidates that share our views.

    Cling to your cult of personality and image if you wish. The r3VO|ution will not be televised.

  12. Kathryn Smith on July 8th, 2010 7:32 pm

    This blog is a piece of crap indeed. Give a Constitutionalist some credit and those growing minority members a chance to tear down a corrupt two-party establishment that is trying, with the federal reserve and global world domination (via perpetual wars), to economically enslave us all! Ron Paul might be running for the GOP in 2012, but he, by no means, is a GOP member of what defines the current party platform (RepubliCrats). The party, as he puts it, has lost its way. Hooray for Michael Steele and his recent comments! I support them both (but Paul more so) for having the intestinal fortitude and courage to have been fighting for freedom for 40 years!

  13. DJ on July 9th, 2010 7:01 am

    I’d say getting more individual donations for the 2008 elections from our brave men and women serving in the military then all candidates combined, both Left and Right, is a sign you’re getting pretty far. I’d also say that dropping a $6-million money bomb in 24-hours from donations that average $50 per person is a sign you’re getting pretty far. Not to mention the priceless looks on the Peanut Gallery’s faces when their tired ad hominem attacks are turned around on them.

    No, someone needs to be there to make sure to slap the hawkish grins off these corporate bought shills that pretend to represent the People. If not him then perhaps Gary Johnson.

    “Mitt Romney, Bobby Jindal, Scott Brown, and Mike Huckabee”…

    With this match up I predict: Republicans out. Whigs in.

  14. mntx on July 9th, 2010 8:50 am

    You are just a big meanie, don’t you know that Ron Paul just wants to save your soul? Those Repubics and Demorats are agents of Satan herself and God looks at how you vote to put you in the book of life. Only one person has ever delivered as many babies as Ron Paul, and that is Thomas Jefferson himself. No one has ever multi-tasked like Ron Paul. Heck, he is a congressman while having his own show on Bravo (Drag Race).

    Ron Paul will save us, he will make sure spam and wild shrimp are in every refrigerator. He will end all wars and teach the world to sing in perfect harmony. He would like to buy the world a Coke and keep it company.

    Anyone who speaks ill of Dr. Ron Paul is just an agent of Satan, or Pepsi.

  15. Vote Dr. Paul on July 9th, 2010 8:51 am

    Ron Paul is from the government and he is here to help!

  16. Rafer Janders on July 9th, 2010 12:08 pm

    Mntx, I would like to call into question a persons integrity, who sarcastically attacks the only principled politician in Washington.
    I wonder how your resume would stand up to the Good Doctors?
    I think of differences between what Ron Paul has done, and what a Sarcastic little troll has done, hmmm, Does Night and Day ring true as defining comparison?
    Ron Paul / Peter Shiff 2012

  17. USAF Vet Dan on July 9th, 2010 1:47 pm

    What a transparent piece of tripe, worthy only of brief dissection.

    “Be prepared for more annoying copy/paste ‘Vote Ron Paul’ comments on every forum, message board, media site, and news source.”

    Be prepared for more annoying, amateur attempts to marginalize Ron Paul, complete with grammatical errors like, “…has announced that he is official considering a 2012 run for president”

    “Though having a small group of extremely loyal supporters… he is unable to garner enough support for a GOP nomination.”

    Handy that you left out how hard it is when the party and the MSM, in their attempts to preserve its Establishment Elite’s status quo of destroying our country, pulls every dirty trick under the sun to keep a non-puppet candidate from winning the nomination.

    “As for running on a third party docket, that has never gone well for any politician.”

    How convenient that you ignored the unprecedented level of anti-establishment anger that has permeated the body politic, thereby destroying all previous electoral precedents.

    “With her popularity falling, and a rather negative image with those apart from the far Right…”

    That is baseless, unfounded propaganda bordering on hyperbola. Just because you say it, doesn’t mean it is so.

    “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.”

    We knew that was coming… shilling for the Establishment’s Neocon prostitutes – all of which were laughing at Ron Paul when he correctly predicted the economic disaster that will be the primary motivation in the 2012 election.

    “The attention he tends to gain is as a man who has no chance of making it through, not his policies.”

    Sure… everyone who has no chance of winning makes headlines (eyes rolling). I guess that “Constitution thingy” he talks about is meaningless. (eyes rolling like a slot machine).

    Find a new hobby.

  18. mntx on July 9th, 2010 2:53 pm

    My apology, good sir. Let me clarify my obnoxious unintelligible fail attempt at interjecting a logical argument.


  19. Poker Casino Methods on July 9th, 2010 5:21 pm

    Yes thats right obama approval rating is sliding while ron paul is going to win. Obama has no chance vs a true patriot!!! WOOT

  20. Quietwolf on July 9th, 2010 6:34 pm

    If he does run knowing he can not win tells me he’s either doing it for his own ego or playing spoiler against those who have a chance against Obama. I would like to see a Palin/Bachmann ticket.

  21. Lisa Blockowicz on July 9th, 2010 7:11 pm

    This is some of the most tainted and erroneous reporting that I have ever seen. Who is the MORON that wrote this drivel?

  22. Some Guy on July 9th, 2010 11:23 pm

    ” I would like to see a Palin/Bachmann ticket.”

    I take it that you’re a Democrat, then?

  23. Ron Paul FTW on July 10th, 2010 9:33 am

    Doctor Paul is very much the only candidate who can and will win from the lackluster GOP.

    Paul leads independants and is running tide with obama in 2012 polls, as obama continues to lose his moderates and independant base.

    Two years ago members of the IOWA State GOP blocked him from speaking at the convention despite popular demand, this year they welcomed him in, where he filled over 300 seats at 50$ a peice on a friday evening to raucous standing applause.

    In the interviews I took of him that evening he talks very candidly about his 2012 run. Ron played coy as he didn’t want to make waves so early from the election, but it was clear to all that attended, he is going to run, he is going to win and come hell or high water, the nation will have an executive who works under the rules its people set.

    It is time you all start realizing, freedom is popular. (and no we aren’t talking anarchy or chaos in the streets, we are talking the kind of freedom a successful doctor father vetran congressmen will layout)

    The only thing missing so far from the Ron Paul Revolution, is a good self esteem.

    He WILL win.

  24. Boona on July 10th, 2010 8:37 pm

    ‘Vote Ron Paul’

  25. Don on July 11th, 2010 4:03 pm

    Olivia. You better get use to the Fact that Ron Paul is going to be the next president. The people are tired of the country being dismantled by a ,what i consider a musslim terriost, Mitt and the rest of the Rinos need to find another Hobby Go Ron.go get them.

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  27. Gerard Sorme on August 1st, 2010 4:34 am

    “As for running on a third party docket, that has never gone well for any politician.”

    Umm, I think you mean “ticket.’ As far as I know there are no nominations decided at the court house.

    Also, while Ross Perot was an independent candidate in 1992, he was leading in every major poll when he dropped out of the race. I’d say that was doing “pretty well.”

  28. Dustin Schmitt on October 22nd, 2010 11:06 am

    We have to hope by him running again and being able to be so different from other candidates in everything he says that it will get out to more people for further in the future when other Liberals attempt to make a difference and finally take over this brainwashed disaster we are leaving to our children….

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