It looks like Poppa Paul will be in.
Ron Paul will move one step closer to a long-shot presidential bid Tuesday, when he announces the formation of an exploratory committee in Iowa.
The Texas congressman confirmed his plans Monday night on Fox News, after news reports of his plans for a late-afternoon announcement in Des Moines had circulated online hours earlier. A Paul source told POLITICO that he'll also roll out his campaign team for the first-in-the-nation caucus state Tuesday. "I'm going to start an exploratory committee," Paul confirmed to host Sean Hannity. "That might lead to the next decision.
"It depends on what kind of reception I get on your show tonight," Paul joked. "If I get booed maybe I shouldn't do it." Three members of the state party's central committee will co-chair Paul's campaign in Iowa, a source said.
This time FOX News will be forced to treat him as a legitimate contender instead of making him out to be their crazy uncle. FOX tried to stash him in the basement back in 01/7/2008, by not inviting him to one of their televised GOP primary events
But Fox News has a thing about Ron Paul. They don't just stop at refusing to invite him to participate in a debate, even though Paul is the biggest money-raiser in the race this last quarter. Fox News is even editing Ron Paul's name out of Associated Press stories. Yeah, they erased Ron Paul, tried to rub him out! Fox News figures if they don't include Ron Paul, then he'll go away, but Ron Paul just nearly beat a nine year old in a poll, so he's serious, at least as much as any other Republican candidate!
They would do it again, but they used him as much as possible to whip up the Tea Party anger against Obama when it was first formed.
Donald Trump doesn't understand the heat he's going to take from his supporters if he continues with his CPAC approach to Paul:
Most humorous was watching a large amount of supporters for Republican Congressman Ron Paul who chanted Paul’s name get smacked down by Trump who, with his trademark candor, broke the news to them that “Ron Paul cannot get elected, I’m sorry to tell you.” Instead, Trump was eager to inform everyone “if I ran and if I win, this country will be respected again.” He declared he was pro-life, against gun control, and would fight to end Obamacare and replace it with something that won’t bankrupt the country..