Friday, January 12, 2007

I just got a wave of excitement about the 2008 campaign for US President.

Incorporation papers were filed in Texas for a Ron Paul 2008 presidential exploratory committee.

Ron Paul's roots are from Pittsburgh.

He's a "little L" libertarian and the best person we, the people, have in Washington, DC.


DoorFrame said...

Ron Paul's good, but he's got all the drawbacks that any live candidate will give you. What about a blast from the past? Exhume Goldwater '08!

Mark Rauterkus said...

Very cute.

Sadly, our city had a great loss -- in that a local politician died while in office in 2006. The "exhume" theme might be too hard to touch.

Mark Rauterkus said...

Texas Congressman Seeks Presidency

The Associated Press
Thursday, January 11, 2007; 6:28 PM

HOUSTON -- Rep. Ron Paul, the iconoclastic, nine-term lawmaker from southeast Texas, took the first step Thursday toward a second, quixotic presidential bid _ this time as a Republican.

Paul filed papers in Texas to create a presidential exploratory committee that will allow him to raise money. In 1988, Paul was the Libertarian nominee for president and received more than 400,000 votes.

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 limits his view of the role of the federal government to those duties laid out in the Constitution. As a result, he sometimes casts votes at odds with his constituents and other Republicans.

He was one of a handful of Republicans to vote in 2002 against giving President Bush the authority to use military force in Iraq, contending that only Congress had the power to declare war. At times, he has voted against funds for the military.

Paul bills himself as "The Taxpayers' Best Friend," and is routinely ranked either first or second in the House by the National Taxpayers Union, a national group advocating low taxes and limited government.

Anonymous said...

Republican Ron Paul is considering running for President.

Ron Paul is a candidate that can unite Republicans, anti-war ³Blue Dog² Democrats, Libertarians, Constitution Party members, and Independents. Ron
believes in limited, sensible government and the principles of our Founding Fathers, and a strong defense rather than an offense.

It will be an uphill battle, but since he¹s experienced in running campaigns, and is well known since he¹s been in Congress since 1976. I believe he would be the strongest candidate that people will actually get excited about because he could unite the country, much like we were united after 9/11. Right now we are divided and need Ron Paul more than ever.