Here is the Ron Paul on The View video from Mon. April 25, 2011. The Republican Congressman from Texas was interviewed by co-hosts Whoopie Goldberg, Joy Behar, and Elisabeth Hasselbeck. He discussed a range of topics including his new book, Liberty Defined: 50 Essential Issues That Affect Our Freedom, published by Grand Central Publishing.
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In the interview he addressed several topics including the 2012 Presidential election. Cohost Joy Behar noting that he ran for President previously in 1988 and 2008 asked about rumors that he planned to run again. He said, “I’ve about heard those rumors…Of course there’s been lot of people ask and there’s a temptation to do it but I’ll announce within a month.”
Asked how he would beat other other GOP candidates in the primaries he said, “I really think if the message gets out we can do it. I take a position which is not the conventional position of the Republicans, but 70 percent of the people are sick and tired of the war and they want us to come home from Afghanistan.” Asked what he thought of having former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura as a running mate (who previously expressed interest in being on the ticket as VP, during his appearance on the program), “I haven’t got that far yet, but I’d have to think about that.”
When asked by Whoopie Goldberg how the U.S. can get out of the wars, he said: “I don’t think it’s complicated. How did we go in? We just marched in without permission, without a declaration of war. So a good President would just march home. We would just leave.” In response to Joy Behar noting his consistency in opposing the war during the Bush administration, he said, “Both parties are war parties, let’s face it….It might even be a conspiracy. It seems like the military-industrial complex controls both parties because a lot of weapons are sold and you’ve got to have an enemy.”
He was recently profiled in Esquire.com: Ron Paul Is Starting to Make Sense: The Esquire Profile.
Watch the complete interview video below.