Ron Paul announced his candidacy today on ABC’s Good Morning America, thus ensuring that only about a dozen people got to see it live.
This will be the third time out for Paul. He first ran as a Libertarian in 1988, then 20 years later as a Republican. Now he’s the second Republican this week to formally announce, following on the heels of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
Paul, 75, who tweeted yesterday that he would make a “major announcement” this morning, said he wants to run because “the time is right.”
“Time has come around to the point where the people are agreeing with much of what I’ve been saying for 30 years,” he told me.
Uh, yeah. Sort of. He’s always been for fiscal sanity and always against the Fed. But, Paul’s still an isolationist, and while I’m no believer in global gov’t, and often wonder if we should get out of the UN, we can’t have an isolationist President in the 21st century.