Ron Paul Plans ‘Money Bomb’

Posted February 21, 2011 at 12:00pm

Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) is keeping himself in the mix for another White House bid with plans for a Presidents Day “money bomb.”

“It is no secret that I am weighing my personal political options for 2012,” Paul wrote in an e-mail to supporters of his Liberty political action committee announcing the fundraiser — a daylong, targeted attempt to raise as much money as possible.

“2012 offers our movement a tremendous opportunity,” said Paul, who has enjoyed a national boost from libertarians and also is a favorite among some tea party activists. Paul earlier this month announced plans to visit Iowa, saying that he can use the donations to fund trips to the early presidential state. He also said invitations have been coming in from other states since his victory at the Conservative Political Action Conference presidential straw poll.

“Quite frankly, we need to elect a President in 2012 who will do a lot less: less meddling in the economy, less spending, less warrantless ransacking, less bailing out of Wall Street, less inflating, and less foreign aid and overseas intervention,” Paul wrote. “If we all come together and pitch in, we can take our country back from the statists that are stealing our Liberty and shredding our Constitution.”