Ron Paul as an Independent in 2012?
Should Ron Paul continue as an independent?
- Duration 4:27
- Date Nov 4, 2011
Should Ron Paul continue as an independent?
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Juan Williams is here with our opinion piece this morning on foxnews.com live and he's talking all things Ron Paul because isn't new op -- on foxnews.com under the opinion -- if you go to our home page click -- opinion it will take you to our opinion pieces and look for in this piece.
Talking about Ron Paul -- kind of a different light because I -- you know he's got still a lot of money rolling in this campaign for the Republican nomination for president.
We race in 2012.
He's got pretty good polling he isn't really -- -- in very -- a lot of the straw polls but he's done OK in the last couple always gonna I'm gonna get pretty well I don't like he's expected to do well there.
Fog in the morning on good morning -- -- to respect -- you've met sue Kelly up my question for you this morning with regard to your.
Opinion pieces and why do you think he won't stay with the Republican Party as we push toward -- -- while because that's what I.
I asked him Harris I asked him he was on special report with Brit there and I -- -- and he refused to be conclusively saying they wouldn't you ask for -- what will you support.
The Republican nominee for president.
And that and he said you know we would look at it.
Getting look at and then it.
And then read their followed up and -- well Ari are you willing to say they conclusive that you will not run as an independent and he says well.
He's not thinking about it at the moment but again it was kind of political speak for it's -- it's a possibility.
And if you look at the reality right now I think he's been doing.
Pretty well in the Republican primaries -- He would have to win in Iowa he would have to come in a strong second in New Hampshire -- one in the South Carolina and Florida.
And I don't think that's in the cards at this juncture.
So I think it's more and more -- a possibility that with this group Americans elect creating a structure for third party can't -- just sitting out there.
That a lot of Ron Paul supporters could rally and take up.
That structure and create -- Ron Paul independent candidacy in the spirit of Ross Perot or.
Ralph Nader in 2000 John Anderson back in 1980.
What would that means to you or your party if that happens there's we see it -- -- there's independent candidate -- -- to be spoilers for whatever party they left.
-- three -- 5%.
If you just that he got 5%.
That could be the difference in a very close election yeah end isn't so what are your thoughts on.
Well first of all Americans elect me as highly suspect if you are a political party you have to follow federal campaign laws and Americans elect has not.
There's no and they haven't had had any proper filings they say they've raised twenty million dollars that the twenty million dollars I know some of the people who have given money.
And it's coming out of the pockets of some of the most wealthy people in America.
And this driven by and the CEO of a large business and and these things are not.
Meanwhile while they may.
-- say that they can bet that one I I understand why you're saying that that they I think that they are so far afoul of the law right now.
That they did have no credibility.
To be able to nominate anybody as a third party candidate and of the history -- is funny -- blog about this yesterday.
And -- they have included in the list.
Jimmy Carter -- from sorry John Anderson and and John Gardiner and I.
-- included Teddy Roosevelt.
Well I got the response was Teddy Roosevelt won as a -- on the bull -- -- now if people are so historically an -- and I'm informed.
No Teddy Roosevelt lost on the bull -- line as a third party candidate and he was very popular.
He probably got more votes I have don't know this as a fact -- I'm really.
-- about winning.
Hasn't always been about spoiling I mean I.
They -- I think I think it's about changing the political manner that best in other words that you can you get into it only accomplish this way now now that kind of the post the the oncoming onset of the Tea Party having -- -- yeah that's -- morning and it.
Yes the numbers are clear that right now they're a large percentage of Americans think -- more half Americans who would welcome -- third party so.
More so than it was back in 1992.
When Perot was running more so than back in eighty obviously when Anderson was around.
And you know the big one coming from the Democrats point of view would be Nader people still think that Nader hadn't been in there you -- that Al Gore not George Bush's --