Ron Paul Announces Third Presidential Run
One word: Yay!
Texas Rep. Ron Paul announced today that he will run for the GOP nomination for president in 2012. He made his announcement in an interview on ABC's "Good Morning America" from New Hampshire, where he planned his first event for his presidential campaign on Friday.
“At this moment I am officially announcing that I am a candidate for president in the Republican primary,” Paul said on Good Morning America. “Time has come around to the point where the people are agreeing with much of what I’ve been saying for 30 years, so I think the time is right.”
As a bleeding liberal who's loved Paul's ideas since she could legally vote, I am personally excited by the news of "Ron Paul 2012". Although, there remains doubt that he can snatch the nomination away from Mitt Romney and/or Mike Huckabee, this is the first time since Paul's first run for president in 1988 that his message actually resonates with the general public.
Paul is a fiscal conservative, who's always advocated against taxes and federal spending. He's never wavered from his stances, even when his positions weren't held by others in the Republican Party or in the Tea Party. I appreciate many of his positions and believe that Paul is a candidate who won't continue "business as usual."
Paul hasn't caved in over 30 years. I doubt he'll be flip-flopping on his issues anytime soon. I contributed to his campaign in 2008, and I'm willing to do it again in 2012. And in this new political climate that lacks frontrunners for the nomination, I honestly believe Paul has a chance.