Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Ron Paul announces presidential run, says Obama can’t win youth vote

Posted by Stephanie Condon
April 26, 2011 5:45 PM

Rep. Ron Paul, the Texas Republican known for his staunch libertarian views, announced today he’s forming a presidential exploratory committee.

This marks Paul’s third bid for the presidency. He first ran in 1988 and again in 2008, winning a small but enthusiastic group of supporters among the GOP electorate.

Part of Paul’s fervent support in 2008 was grounded in college-aged voters, a constituency that also largely favored Barack Obama. In this campaign, the 75-year-old Paul said today, Mr. Obama won’t be able to hang on to the youth vote.

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