November 9, 2007 |
After raising a reported $4.2 million in 24 hours Monday, Ron Paul brings his long-shot, antiwar campaign for the Republican presidential nomination to Independence Mall tomorrow. And what an unusual campaign it is. "It's almost like it's on autopilot, certainly the fund-raising part," the 72-year-old Texas congressman said yesterday, speaking of an effort fueled largely by the Internet. "It sort of feeds on itself. . . . I'm both pleased and surprised. " Consider that the big money push was the idea of a single supporter, working on his own, who thought that Nov. 5, the anniversary of Guy Fawkes' attempt to blow up the king of England in 1605, would be a fine day for a "fund-raising bomb.
November 15, 2007 |
I'm flirting with Ron and hoping Rudy doesn't find out. Call me a political hussy. I like Rudy and think he may be uniquely positioned to win. I also know him. I've been in his company on several occasions and hold him in the highest regard. But the more I talk to Ron Paul, the more sense he makes to me. I've ended both my recent conversations with him more intrigued, even enamored, than when we began. I think that's because in a political world epitomized by the constant hedging of candidates scared their one false move will end up on YouTube, Dr. Paul is something of a throwback.
February 11, 2013
Dakota Meyer is a U.S. Marine veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, and a recipient of the Medal of Honor What was Ron Paul thinking? I read the news coverage surrounding Paul's callous and inane comments about the death of a decorated Navy SEAL at the hands of another veteran with utter and complete disbelief. I knew Chris Kyle; he was a friend and brother of mine. What was Paul thinking? Kyle, a Navy veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan who received seven heroism awards by serving as a sniper in combat, saving hundreds of lives, is murdered at a gun range in Texas, and Paul says this by Tweet on Tuesday: "Chris Kyle's death seems to confirm that 'he who lives by the sword dies by the sword.' Treating PTSD at a firing range doesn't make sense.
January 10, 2012 |
While some of his Villanova University classmates were partying or catching up with friends - and sleep - on their winter breaks, Ian Dardani sat in his old room in his parents' home in Syracuse, N.Y., telephoning strangers in Iowa. Voters, that is. Dardani was trying to help Ron Paul become president. Dardani, 20, a junior in mechanical engineering, was asking likely Paul voters questions to gauge their support for the Texas congressman on the eve of the Jan. 3 Iowa Republican caucuses.
January 7, 2012 |
"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds. " - Ralph Waldo Emerson Ralph Waldo Emerson, meet Ronald Ernest Paul. He is the very soul of a foolish consistency. Meaning that he is willing, often to a fault, to follow his ideology to its logical and most extreme conclusions. In this, the congressman differs from other GOP contenders for the White House and, for that matter, from most politicians, period. Your average pol might rail against the intrusion of government into the private lives of citizens, then turn right around and advocate a law regulating what a gay man does in his bedroom - and see no contradiction.
May 14, 2011 |
AUSTIN, Texas - Texas Rep. Ron Paul announced Friday that he would run for the GOP nomination for president in 2012, the third attempt for the man known on Capitol Hill as "Dr. No" for his enthusiasm for bashing runaway spending and government overreach. "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," said the 75-year-old Paul, who first ran for president as a Libertarian in 1988. Paul made his announcement during an interview on ABC's Good Morning America from New Hampshire, where he held a rally later Friday.
May 7, 2012 |
AUGUSTA, Maine - With Mitt Romney's GOP presidential nomination all but decided, Ron Paul supporters took control of the Maine Republican Convention and elected a majority slate supporting the Texas congressman to the GOP national convention, party officials said. The results gave the Texas congressman a late state victory. In votes leading to the close of the two-day Maine convention, Paul supporters were elected to 21 of the 24 delegate spots from Maine to the GOP national convention in Tampa, Fla. The 24th delegate's seat goes to party chairman Charles Webster, who has remained uncommitted throughout the process.
January 24, 2012 |
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. - The night of the South Carolina primary, Kevin Rouse, a lifelong Republican, was having a blast, celebrating his birthday with friends at his art-house bar here. The following morning, with Rouse's blessing, his friends posted a massive banner covering the entire side of the building: RON PAUL FOR PRESIDENT . "I don't think he's going to win, but I think he's good to support," explained Rouse, as he finished straightening out the umbrellaed wrought-iron patio tables after his blowout party.
April 23, 2012 |
On a thoroughly miserable afternoon, with rain pelting their plastic ponchos and a penetrating cold turning their fingers blue, thousands of Ron Paul supporters stood for hours on Independence Mall Sunday, cheering and chanting for their candidate, as undeterred by his long odds of winning as they were by the weather. Though all the other candidates in the Republican presidential primary, except Mitt Romney, have risen to prominence and then tripped, fallen, or withdrawn, Paul has remained at the back of the pack.
May 1, 2011 |
It's spring, and the marchers are out, right and left, protesting Comcast and the Federal Reserve , taxes and the companies that pay them, or don't. Four days before Ben S. Bernanke gave the first news conference by a Federal Reserve chairman to defend his cheap-money policy, more than 100 descended last weekend on the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia to cheerfully demand that the nation's central-banking system shut down. Supporters of presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R., Texas)