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.
Posted by CT Bob at 7/12/2011 05:17:00 PM