“I'm officially announcing that I am a candidate for president in the Republican primary,” he said.
This will be the third time out for Paul. He first ran as a Libertarian in 1988, then 20 years later as a Republican. Now he’s the second Republican this week to formally announce, following on the heels of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
Paul, 75, who tweeted yesterday that he would make a “major announcement” this morning, said he wants to run because “the time is right.”
“Time has come around to the point where the people are agreeing with much of what I’ve been saying for 30 years,” he told me.
But Paul has ground to make-up. In last month’s ABC News/ Washington Post poll only 2% backed him compared to 16% for Mitt Romney and 6% for Mike Huckabee.
Friday, May 13, 2011
Ron Paul is In
Ron Paul is joining the field. (He has already been in a debate.) ABC reports: