On Sunday’s broadcast of NPR’s “All Things Considered,” 2008 Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul, a libertarian favorite, addressed his 2012 prospects. He told NPR’s Guy Raz that a presidential run is still a possibility.
“Well, it’s possible and I haven’t ruled it out, so I’ll probably be deciding at the beginning of the year,” Paul said. “And people ask me if I think about it a lot and I do because a lot of people ask me about it.”
Dating back to 2007, the Texas congressman has garnered a lot of support from a devoted following. Paul explained it is his ideas that have earned him his reputation.
“Sometimes I am very surprised about it because I have been doing the same thing for a good many years and I have frequently said I have never expected to get hardly any attention,” he said. “And I always assumed that my role would be to try to set a record and say what I thought was right and how I took my oath of office seriously, and how I understood sound economics, and maybe somebody would look at it. So I was surprised in the last two years that people have gotten interested. And I think it is the views. I think ideas are the most important and its one of these things ideas of whose time has come.”