Congressman: “I think I’m on the verge of it”
May 11, 2011
Texas Congressman Ron Paul says he will make a decision on whether to launch a 2012 presidential bid within the next seven days.
Paul was speaking in Iowa at the opening of his official exploratory campaign office. The Congressman’s team of staff have been preparing with the expectation that he will run, putting everything into place for a 2012 campaign.
“It’s making sure I have the right people in the organization and making sure that we’re organized and ready to go,” Paul told reporters Tuesday.
“I think I’m on the verge of it. I’m pretty good at making this kind of prediction. I predict that within the week I will make a final decision.” the Congressman added.
A 2012 website is now fully operational, with the tag line “Restore America Now”.
The Congressman noted that he has built on the inroads he made during his 2008 run and now has a more powerful support base to draw from.
“I can’t get more serious than I was before, but I think the people are more serious about listening to me,” Paul told reporters.
“Before, a lot of people would say, boy, you’re really getting a great message out. … Now they’re looking at it, and they’re desperate for answers.”
Last Thursday on the eve of the first Republican debate, held in South Carolina, the Congressman raised an astonishing $1,028,436.56 in one day, a feat that none of the other potential candidates present at the debate could dream of accomplishing.
“That is the kind of thing that makes me humbled but also enthusiastic that more and more people are coming around to believing our country is in serious trouble and you can’t continue the status quo.” Paul said.
The money bomb was Paul’s second major one-day fundraiser of the 2012 campaign, having hauled an impressive $700,000 plus for his PAC in February. Paul’s fundraising totals for the first quarter alone stand at over $3 million.
Last week, a CNN survey found that out of all the potential GOP candidates, Paul has the best chance of winning against Obama, a reality we highlighted in November 2010, yet still described as a “shock” by the castrated corporate media.
The results of the poll arrived on the back of the debate, during which Ron Paul again performed outstandingly amidst a field largely comprised of chicken hawk, torture-loving establishment dupes who have little grasp of what made America strong and prosperous in the first place.
Asked yesterday about Donald Trump’s comment at CPAC that he stands no chance of winning, the Congressman laughed and said “I didn’t know he was a prophet,”.
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Steve Watson is the London based writer and editor for Alex Jones’ Infowars.net, and Prisonplanet.com. He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the School of Politics at The University of Nottingham in England.
This article was posted: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 9:09 am