Texas Congressman Ron Paul could be set to officially announce whether or not he is running for the Republican 2012 nomination this week with a series of back to back high profile media appearances.
The Libertarian favorite is scheduled to appear today on The View, Hannity, and The Colbert Report. Officially these appearances are to promote Paul’s new book, Liberty Defined, yet they could serve as a platform for the announcement the Congressman’s supporters have been awaiting with baited breath for months.
The first meaningful 2012 debate is set for May 5th, a week Thursday, as Fox News and the Republican Party of South Carolina host a debate among Republican candidates at the Peace Center in Greenville, S.C.
In order to be included in the debate, candidates must meet certain criteria by April 29th.
Eligibility requirements include registering a presidential exploratory committee or presidential campaign with the Federal Election Commission; filing paperwork to be on the ballot for president in South Carolina; paying a $25,000 filing fee to the state Republican Party; and averaging 1 percent in the five most recent national polls.