Ron Paul Will Now Take Your Questions

Congressman Ron Paul of Texas ran for president in the Republican primaries this year, raising more than $34 million and receiving more than 1.3 million votes.

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That obviously wasn’t enough to get anywhere near the general election, but Paul became a rogue hero of many in his party (and beyond), even mounting his own counter-convention in Minneapolis while the Republican National Convention was happening across the river in St. Paul.

He has now launched a Campaign for Liberty, which is casting an eye toward the 2010 mid-term elections in the hopes of promoting “sound money, limited government, and a respect for the inherent rights of every individual.”

We thought that Paul might be an interesting person to hear from in the immediate aftermath of this most interesting election season, and he has agreed to field your questions. So please fire away, and we’ll post his answers in a few days.

Addendum: Paul answers your questions here and here.

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  1. no party for old men says:

    what was your first thought when you found out McCain chose Palin as his running-mate?

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  2. Chris says:

    Why do you have such a rational position, but so many of your (admittedly more visible) supporters seem irrational?

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  3. Ben Straub says:

    We often hear about the health care crisis and its looming collapse. I am appalled by the unhealthy eating habits of Americans in general whether it be genetically modified, pesticide-laden garbage or high-fructose corn syrup/partially-hydrogenated based foods that are mass produced by the food companies. While I realize these foods provide good profits for the food companies does government have a role in stopping the unending intake of such garbage? We all know the drug companies love the fact that we are eating this stuff because they get to prescribe (push) more of their products because everyone is sick. I believe that the healthcare crisis needs to start with healthy choices. I have heard that you are an organic farmer so I am very interested on your ideas here. By the way, Dr. Paul you are one of my personal heroes. Thank you!

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  4. Bill says:

    Dr. Paul,

    I was (and still am) a huge fan of your policies and campaign promises, and was disappointed but not surprised to not see you go further in the primaries.

    Who in Congress would you consider to be your closest peer(s)? Who comes closes in terms of preaching pragmatism versus ideology, and the core tenets of personal responsibility and the rule of Constitutional law? Who do you expect to be the “Ron Paul of the next generation” ?

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  5. TJF says:

    How can the United States realisticlly make the transition from our current monetary policy to a sound money policy?

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  6. UberDesi says:

    Following their trouncing on November 4th, seems like the GOP is looking for new leaders and a new direction. Do you have any plans to step in and right the ship?

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  7. Kate says:

    What would your plans for economic stimulation look like during this slumping economy?

    What active steps would you take toward reducing the size of the government?

    Do you think there are any effective steps in reducing the size of government when clearly there are so many others who have a vested self-interest in keeping it large (i.e…those employed by the government)?

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  8. Jason says:

    Was Obama’s victory a conscious choice by the people of collectivsism over individualism? And if it was, is there any way to find our way back?

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