Ron Paul’s Potential 2012 Presidential Run

Ever since the election of Barrack Obama in 2008, pundits on both the right and the left have speculated about the next republican nominee.  The top contenders’ names have been thrown around with the assumption that the nominee will be one of the same favorites that fell short in 2008.  At the head of the fray has been 2008 republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney and FOX News contributors Mike Huckabee and Newt Gingrich.  But one man stands poised to upset the apple cart again, Texas congressman Ron Paul.

 A lot has changed in the United States since Ron Paul made his run for the republican nomination in 2008.  With the emergence of the Tea Party, constitutional activists reacting against the Obama administration’s controversial health care reform efforts, and the rising rate of unemployment, the nation has witnessed a conservative ascendancy.  The stunning election of Scott Brown to the Massachusetts congressional seat formerly held by liberal icon Ted Kennedy sent shockwaves through the political landscape and heralded in the (more)

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