Ron Paul and his supporters will always have a soft spot in my heart. And it isn’t just because the former Republican presidential candidate always>"/>
Ron Paul and his supporters will always have a soft spot in my heart. And it isn’t just because the former Republican presidential candidate always sort of reminded me of Chiun, the mysterious Korean martial arts master played by Joel Grey in the movie Remo Williams. No. The affection for Paul runs far deeper than that.
While writing over at Sound Politics, and whenever there was a time I felt lonely, it was good to know that putting up any post about Congressman Doctor Paul would gain the attention of hundreds of Paulistinians surfing the web, waiting to pounce on any political website not sufficiently versed in the nuances of the Gold Standard.
So it was like the sun, breaking through the clouds on a September morning in Seattle when the news was put out that Ron Paul will be making a major political announcement tomorrow.
Ron Paul to Hold Major
Press Conference Wednesday
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jesse Benton
September 8, 2008
ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA – Congressman Ron Paul will hold a press conference in the Ball Room at the National Press Club on Wednesday, September 10th at 10:00 am. Dr. Paul will announce his intentions for the fall presidential election and will be accompanied by several special guests.
This event comes on the heels of Dr. Paul’s historic three-day Rally for the Republic in Minneapolis, Minnesota that drew over 12,000 supporters.
Joy of joys.
Earlier this year, during his visit to the University of Washington, I asked a prominent staffer on Paul’s national campaign whether he would consider running as a third party candidate and whether he’d endorse the eventual GOP nominee. The answer was “no” for the first question and “depends” on the second.
Ron Paul’s Campaign for Liberty: The Revolution Continues website, www.campaignforliberty.com, has the scoop on the Texas politician’s current and future plans. The site also features an ominous countdown clock which will be deactivated, MI6 assures us, by 007 before it runs down to zero.
Although he is playing coy as to his intentions, prominent political pundits have almost been contacted by the Seattle Weekly to solicit their best guess on what tomorrow’s press conference will bring.
According to experts, Ron Paul will…
…share that he is in possession of a frozen Sasquatch corpse killed by hunters in Georgia.
…announce that he is running for President of the United States as a fourth party candidate.
…be joining oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens' efforts to wean America off of foreign oil by airing commercials, 24/7 about T. Boone Pickens.
…dash the hopes of his followers by telling them to stop making all those damn YouTube videos, get their asses out from behind the computer and start taking down the Ron Paul “rEVOLution” campaign signs that have been littering roadsides for 18 months now.
…use the remainder of the Ron Paul for President war chest to fund a remake of the movie “Lifeforce” with Megan Fox playing the part of the “Space Girl”.
…tell the nations of mankind to coexist peacefully or else Gort will destroy all life on Earth.
…reveal the ingredients to the Colonel’s secret recipe for Kentucky Fried Chicken.
…try to desperately cling to his last few, bitter moments of fame before the American public turns its complete attention to electing either Barack Obama or John McCain as the next President.