Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Ron Paul to retire

Tea Party favorite Ron Paul announced today that he'll retire from Congress at the end of his current term.

Paul ran for president in 2008 as a proto-Tea Party candidate before the Tea Party actually became known, only to get severely thumped in the primaries. This, despite his fancy blimp that he floated around the nation during his brief run.

The Congressional redistricting will change his district's demographic, and probably would have caused problems for him should he chose to run again. Paul's 2012 presidential plans are somewhat uncertain at this point, but I'd guess that he'll succumb to the wishes of his few but enthusiastic supporters.

Keep those fabled "money bombs" coming, and maybe he'll get a new blimp for next year.


nader paul kucinich gravel mckinney said...

very bold move ... Dr Ron is all in for the win

CT Bob said...

Not really bold...shrewd move, maybe. If he lost a primary to retain his seat in a new district, he'd look pretty damn weak going into November. He's playing the odds, which are saying he should cut & run.

AUDIT the FED said...

I've never understood the animosity toward Ron Paul from folks that claim to be progressives. Or tarring him with the "Tea Party" label either.

I remember some twerp that went by the handle of "scarce" over at MLN calling Ron's fans "Paultards."




lakezoarian said...

Ron Paul to Congress: If Debt Is the Problem, Why Do You Want More of It?


Murray Sell New Britain Connecticut said...

I voted for Obama last round. Im voting Ron Paul this election. I really like what he has to say.It's conservative, but not in a forceful jerk kind of way. The other republicans seem really "orthodox" and same ol same ol to me. If Paul doesn't make it I'll just sit this one out or leave the potus spot blank.