Texas Congressman Ron Paul is in the midst of a swing through the state to headline three fundraisers for six legislative candidates. Paul is among a handful of out-of-state Republicans who’ve been in the state this past week to help local Republicans.
During an interview with Radio Iowa, Paul said he’s not ruling out another run for president in 2012. “That’s a good question. Even my best friends keep saying, ‘Well, we don’t know what you’re going to do,’ and I say, ‘There’s a good reason because I don’t know what I’m going to do,'” Paul said, laughing. “I think it’s a little early for me. I have been as open about it as I can be. They say, ‘Do you think about it a lot?’ I say, ‘Yeah, all the time because people ask me all the time, so I think about it all the time.”
Paul said he’s “strongly motivated” to pursue a foreign policy that brings peace, not war and an economic policy that gives us prosperity and not business cycles. “If we don’t do the right things, we end up with perpetual war — which we have — and if you don’t do the right thing economically you end up with the ultimate climax of all will be the destruction of the dollar and I think we’re approaching that,” Paul said. “So if we continue to do this and see more devaluations and interest rates going up, I tell people, frankly, I’m going to have a hard time. If somebody will listen to me, I’ll probably talk. Right now, the campuses are listening to me and I go there and I enjoy it.”
Paul is scheduled to speak at the University of Iowa this evening.