July 8th, 2010
07:55 AM ET
12 years ago

Ron Paul ponders politics, 2012 run

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Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) - When Rep. Ron Paul walked into Hy-Vee Hall last month, a single blue sign with a simple message was placed near the escalator that took him upstairs to a fundraiser attended by 300 Republican activists.

It read: "President Ron Paul 2012."

The sign was symbolic in many ways: Even as Iowa Republicans are focused on midterm elections, the 2012 presidential contest is not far from their minds. And it was just three years ago that Paul did not receive an invitation to participate in a presidential candidate forum held in this very building.

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soundoff (29 Responses)
  1. Marcus

    Ron Paul, candidate of the Republican Party in 2012?
    Were those guys high?
    He's not a 100% 'pure' Republican, thus he has no back up form the Party's leaderships and most vocal speakers...

    July 8, 2010 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  2. Steve A. , New Braunfels , Texas

    I will vote for Ron Paul, and Ron Paul only. No other republican candidate will have the smalleast chance of getting my vote.

    July 8, 2010 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  3. steve

    YEAH BABY... lets all vote for Ron Paul .... as a INDY get rid of the people in charge in both parties...

    July 8, 2010 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  4. Rob

    LOL! Add another Looney Tunes character to the mix!

    July 8, 2010 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
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