June 20, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - Ron Paul, a staunch opponent of federal welfare programs, acknowledged Wednesday that he receives Social Security checks, shortly after advocating that younger generations opt out of the program. Appearing on MSNBC's “Morning Joe,” Paul was asked by Huffington Post's Sam Stein whether he should set an example for younger Americans and opt out of the program entirely. Paul, refusing the notion, compared the program to other common goods such as the post office.
August 18, 2011 |
Ron Paul doesn't seem too impressed with the big-talkin', big-walkin' governor of Texas. Speaking to volunteers for his presidential campaign in New Hampshire on Wednesday, Paul brought up the New New Thing in the GOP race, Rick Perry and his highly criticized remarks about Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. ( Watch video below .) But Paul didn't mention Perry by name. In fact, he said he couldn't remember what it was. He called him "this other governor. " "He realizes that talking about the Fed is good, too," Paul said.
May 13, 2011 |
Rep. Ron Paul, a Texas Republican, is running for president for a third time. The libertarian-leading congressman said in an interview Friday that voters are increasingly embracing his brand of conservatism “The people are agreeing with much I have been saying for 30 years,” Paul said, making his announcement from Manchester, N.H., on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” "The time is right. " Paul, 75, who has finished strongly in several Republican straw polls, has an ardent, if small, fan base.
February 21, 2012 |
If the enemy of my enemy is my friend, Mitt Romney and Ron Paul are best buds these days. As Romney fights to stave off a potentially debilitating loss in Michigan's Feb. 28 primary, Paul is taking to the airwaves there with an ad that reinforces Romney's message that Rick Santorum betrayed conservative principles on spending when he served in Congress. "Is this dude serious? Fiscal conservative? Really?" the edgy 30-second spot says. It says Santorum voted to raise the debt ceiling, doubled the size of the Education Department, and "supported the biggest entitlement expansion since the '60s," referring to the Medicare prescription drug plan.
December 21, 2011 |
Texas Rep. Ron Paul's presidential campaign is out with a new ad today featuring former patients of Paul, who as an OB-GYN has delivered more than 4,000 babies. The 60-second Web video features Laura Mays and three other former patients of Paul's medical practice in Brazoria County, Texas. They attest to Paul's character as a doctor and as a politician. "Some people need to have a good word said about them," Mays says. “Ron is the sort of person that, his life is his good word.” Kara Gore, another former patient, says Paul “not only protects unborn life, but he also walks through journeys with women.” The ad is an attempt to highlight Paul's opposition to abortion, a position that is often overshadowed by his libertarian-style views on monetary and foreign policy.
January 26, 2012 |
Ron Paul took a risky position in Florida in Thursday's debate, calling for communication and diplomatic relations with Cuba, saying that people's positions have changed dramatically over the last few years. Paul said that Cuba isn't going to invade the U.S. any time soon, and that Americans weren't looking under their beds anymore, worried. Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich followed by pledging to continue the economic embargo on Cuba and to take any action short of military invasion to upend the government of Raul Castro.
August 16, 2011 |
Ron Paul, the libertarian wolf dressed in Republican clothing, blasted his fellow GOP presidential aspirants on Monday in a video that calls them the same kind of politicians as President Obama. Paul, who finished second in the Ames straw poll just 152 votes away from winner Rep. Michele Bachmann, has an ardent following in the GOP's libertarian wing and on the Web, where he has been a money-raising powerhouse. Despite his popularity in conservative and libertarian circles, he has had problems moving into the higher digits on the national scene though he has placed well in some polls.
December 29, 2011 |
Defending himself against charges of isolationism, Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul told voters in Iowa on Thursday that western sanctions against Iran are "acts of war" that are likely to lead to an actual war in the Middle East. Paul, one of the leading contenders to win next week's Iowa caucuses, said Iran would be justified in responding to the sanctions by blocking the flow of oil through the Strait of Hormuz. He compared the western sanctions to a hypothetical move by China to block the Gulf of Mexico, which Americans would consider an act of war. He also said he would not respond militarily to keep the strait open - because he would not consider it an act of war against the U.S. But if he were president, he would report to Congress on the issue, leaving it up to lawmakers to declare war if they wanted.
January 10, 2012 |
Shortly before Ron Paul took the stage at his boisterous party here, a woman who would only identify herself as a founder of New Hampshire's tea party stood before an oversized TV broadcasting the victory speech of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. “Oh, look at him. Mr. Fake,” she said, gazing at Romney. “He looks SO happy.” That was one of the few sour notes struck at Paul's party at the Executive Court hotel here. Most in the crowd seemed delighted by Paul's strong finish, expected to be second place.
June 19, 2012 |
Ron Paul's campaign plans to hold its own event prior to the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., joining two other pro-Paul rallies seeking to preempt the GOP brouhaha. The campaign, announcing the event Monday, said it will take place Aug. 26, the day before the GOP is set to begin its proceedings. The location and specifics of the rally have not yet been revealed. Paul, while not in realistic contention for the GOP presidential nomination, will have a voice at the convention.