'War is a drain,' Paul tells Iowans

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: May 24, 2011 2:25 PM
'War is a drain,' Paul tells Iowans
Ron Paul says that since 2008 he has seen more potential voters come around to his way of thinking about the economy, and that he hopes his views on foreign policy will gain similar traction in the run-up to the 2012 presidential race.

"People are now seeing the economic burden of our foreign policy - you know, the hundreds and hundreds of billions of dollars of foreign aid that is taken out of our country," the Texas representative said Monday during a visit to his campaign office in Ankeny. "People are starting to realize that war is a drain."

Paul was in Iowa for a quick meet-and-greet with district and county caucus co-chairmen. Campaign leaders also used the event to announce an endorsement from state Rep. Glen Massie, R-Des Moines, the first Iowa elected official to back Paul for president.