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Ron Paul Announces His Third Presidential Campaign
To the delight of pot-smoking grannies and Libertarian idealists everywhere, Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) announced his candidacy for the 2012 presidential election this morning.
"Time has come around to the point where the people are agreeing with much of what I've been saying for 30 years," Paul told George Stephanopoulos on Good Morning America.
Paul, 75, will once again play the role of pissed-off anti-establishment candidate, ironically not as an Independent or third-party candidate but on the GOP ballot. He's the second GOP candidate to officially announce candidacy after Newt Gingrich. The Paul-Gingrich matchup could make for some decent primetime debates, but it's still expected to be a crowded field (Mike Huckabee is expected to announce on Saturday) and the networks always have eyes for the wildcards.
An "intellectual revolution" is underway, Paul (known to some on the Hill as "Dr. No") told supporters on Friday. "I take a strict constitutional position, that the government has very little authority to get involved in our economic or personal lives." Earlier he managed to dis both the CIA and FEMA on GMA.
Paul was in prime oxymoronic politickin' form, placing his chances of winning the Republican nomination for president as an "absolute possibility." His
degenerate son, first-year Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) previously stated that he would not throw his hat in the race if his father declared candidacy.
"Dr. Paul’s unimpeachable integrity stands alone in a political environment crowded with opportunists and Johnny-come-latelies," opined Paul's political director Jesse Benton.
Like him or not, the Ron Paul revolution (or is it "r�?ʌoןution") is on.