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Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul is doing well in the polls these days, but it's talk of potential third-party bid that really worries the GOP establishment.

In a campaign stop in Plaistow, N.H., the first primary state (the Iowa caucuses are Jan. 3, followed by New Hampshire's election 10), the topic came up again.

The Texas Congressman was asked if a third party run for the presidency would lead to easy re-election for President Barack Obama, and if he'd consider it.

"You'll have to ask the other candidates if they're interested," Paul said.

Paul's libertarian views, devoted followers and strong fundraising all fuel talk that if he fails to win the GOP nomination, he could mount an independent run next fall.

He denies interest in any such thing, but won't rule it out altogether. Paul also fielded the same question on Hannity after last week's GOP debate. Check it out:

by Free Britney at . Comments

Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney lead the polls, and Rick Perry may generate the best sound bites ("best" as in most entertaining, if not intelligent), but Ron Paul proved at last night's Republican debate that he's still a force to be reckoned with.

Never one to bend to party orthodoxy, Paul took issue with rival Michele Bachmann's stance toward Iran and its nuclear program, advocating anti-engagement policies that make the Texas Congressman an anathema to many in the GOP, yet wildly popular with others. 

Watch the heated exchange below:

Ron Paul Biography

Ron Paul Photo Dr. Ron Paul is an obstetrician, author, United States Congressman, and a candidate for the 2012 Republican Party presidential... More »
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