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Bradley in DC
05-18-2008, 04:11 AM
http://www.statesman.com/news/content/news/stories/local/05/18/0518paul.html?cxtype=rss&cxsvc=7&cxcat=52

Paul not planning to endorse a presidential contender
Former presidential candidate to sign best-selling book in Austin on Monday
By W. Gardner Selby
AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF

Sunday, May 18, 2008

U.S. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas has a best-selling manifesto to top off a presidential campaign that had startling fundraising success while also raising grassroots excitement.

But the Lake Jackson Republican, whose candidacy did not result in primary or caucus victories, said he doesn't know what he'll be doing during the fall presidential race, aside from not supporting his party's expected nominee, Sen. John McCain of Arizona, unless McCain's positions shift.

"Maybe nothing," Paul said Saturday of his fall plans. "I don't know any easy way for me to pick one of (the candidates) and say, 'That's who I think should be the alternative.' Maybe I just don't have to be that much involved. ... I don't think me telling other people who to vote for is all that important."

Paul, 72, is seeking re-election to the House in November. He is scheduled to sign copies of his book, "The Revolution," in Austin on Monday

Paul said he hasn't been offered a significant role at this summer's Republican National Convention or at the Texas GOP convention in Houston in June, where he intends to host a rally.

"I certainly won't be there very long," he said.

The lawmaker, who drew 5 percent of the vote in the Texas primary won by McCain, said he's optimistic his message lower taxes, less government, no troops in foreign countries will prevail, though he said it could take a crash in the American dollar to spur Congress and the White House.

"We will win in the end," he said. "The empire will end and we'll be bringing our troops home just like other great empires have ended, for financial reasons, for economic reasons. And then we'll have a chance, we'll have a chance to decide whether we want to go back to our roots or go in the wrong direction (toward) more dictatorship, more authoritarianism, and not a free society. But I am much more optimistic now than I was a year and a half ago."

Paul said he finds entertaining the prospect of Paulvilles, or communities of residents attuned to Paul's message. A Web site depicts a potential Paulville in West Texas. But, Paul said, "in the broader sense of changing the direction of the country. I don't know how much (Paulvilles) would do."

His book signing is set for 7 p.m. Monday at BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Boulevard.

newyearsrevolution08
05-18-2008, 04:14 AM
He's in his 70's, he's done his job NOW lets finish it for him

ronpaulblogsdotcom
05-18-2008, 04:34 AM
He's in his 70's, he's done his job NOW lets finish it for him

Absolutely! We need to take back this country. Do what you can. Do it in unpredictable and more thorough ways than the enemy can predict.

Predict what they will do and counter it with civility, numbers, and doing what is right.

newyearsrevolution08
05-18-2008, 04:45 AM
Absolutely! We need to take back this country. Do what you can. Do it in unpredictable and more thorough ways than the enemy can predict.

Predict what they will do and counter it with civility, numbers, and doing what is right.

Attack from all sides exactly.


We will happily take out the knees while the democrats take down the head. They will have to get the manifesto off the shelves if they want to stop us now.

Hey "elite assholes", we're coming for you!

acroso
05-18-2008, 04:48 AM
I wish he'd run third party after the convention if for no other reason than to suck votes for the neocons. He could try to get on the constitution party ballot or he could be VP for Barr. Either way.

newyearsrevolution08
05-18-2008, 05:29 AM
the dems have it no problem. Do you really think mccain can win once obama and clinton combine forces?

Think BEYOND this one election and think more long term.

The republican party CANNOT win with mccain and if for whatever reason mccain could win then EVERYONE would finally realize how fixed our entire system really is.

Let the dems crash our economy and lets pick it up from there. The gop has done MORE THEN ENOUGH to mess things up for the party itself. It needs 4 years to rebuild (-;


There are 1 MILLION voters who will not vote for Mccain OR a democrat in November. These voters are going to get BIGGER and bigger and in 4 years time GOOD LUCK neo cons and socialistic assholes.....


Each revolution has ended with regular people finally saying enoughs enough and doing something about it. I think that time is coming closer then most might think.

Change
05-18-2008, 08:21 AM
This is the best news I have heard in a long while. Exactly the right move! Let's rebuild our party and fight for the changes Ron Paul Republicans deserve.

Let the Republicans and Democrats do without Ron Paul Republicans! Write him in or stay out of race! Do not support the lesser of two evils!

build our Ron Paul Repubican PAC!

Leroy_Jenkems
05-18-2008, 11:15 AM
Amen! This revolution has only begun.

DrYongrel
05-18-2008, 11:17 AM
Good stuff.

MozoVote
05-18-2008, 12:28 PM
A big reason that the Reform party failed was because it was too top-down. It was a vehicle for Ross Perot and had little success electing local candidiates. When Perot stepped out, the party withered.

I think Paul is trying to set a different example, and he's encouraging his successors to win congressional seats.