Someone who appears to really believe in the true meaning of “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” is running for president:
Ron Paul, the iconoclastic nine-term congressman from southeast Texas, took the first step Thursday toward launching a second presidential bid in 2008, this time as a Republican.
Paul filed incorporation papers in Texas on Thursday to create a presidential exploratory committee that allows him and his supporters to collect money on behalf of his bid. This will be Paul’s second try for the White House; he was the Libertarian nominee for president in 1988.
The fact the Rep. Paul is on record as supporting individual liberty over corporate interests means that he stands very little chance of getting elected, but maybe — just maybe — this will give the congressman a national platform to share his ideas.