Ron Paul to Announce Presidential Bid Tuesday
According to an article in the National Journal, Ron Paul will be announcing his run for President on Tuesday.
Sources close to Paul, who is in his 12th term in the House, said he will unveil an exploratory presidential committee, a key step in gearing up for a White House race. He will also unveil the campaign’s leadership team in Iowa, where the first votes of the presidential election will be cast in caucuses next year.
As was mentioned in “Like Him or Not, Ron Paul is Relevant“, Mr. Paul had won a GOP straw poll in April beating both Trump and Romney – the two current front-runners in the GOP field.
Ron Paul is the most visible and well-known figure of the libertarian party, with his son Rand in a close second. Ron’s heavily anti-fed, anti-big government message fell on deaf ears in his 1988 run for President, but with an almost $15 trillion dollar deficit, questionable monetary policy by the fed and an over-reaching federal government, he is becoming a much more representative figure of those just right-of-center.
Mr. Paul will be the oldest candidate to enter the Presidential race at 75, but is not struggling among young voters as a post on Texas on the Potomac mentioned:
The poll by the Pew Research Center shows Paul’s support strongest among Tea Party loyalists (13 percent), independent Republicans (13 percent), young voters (12 percent) and those who attend church less than once a week (11 percent).
The country is energized in an anti-federalist mood and Ron Paul has a message to match. It remains to be seen if he can convert his message into votes for the GOP nomination.