Congressman Ron Paul has finally announced his intention to run for President. From Fox News:
Citing unnamed polling, Paul said he’s joining the race at a time when more and more people are looking at his ideas for running the country.
“I believe right now we’re coming in No. 1 and the Republican primary is an absolute possibility,” Paul said. “Many, many times better than it was four years ago. Our troops, our supporters, the grassroots, are enthusiastic, moreso than ever, where I was impressed before, I’m super impressed now with the enthusiasm that we’re getting,” he said.
According to a recent CNN poll, Paul was ranking somewhere in the middle of a vast GOP field that had former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee in first place. However, the same poll, released May 6 but taken before the president’s announcement that U.S. Navy SEALs had killed al Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden, showed Paul with the best chance of beating Obama, though he was still seven points behind the president in a head-to-head matchup.