Rep. Ron Paul: Young People Tired of U.S. Wars

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It was a busy weekend for Republican presidential contenders as many were looking for an edge in the wide-open race for the party nomination.

Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, won the presidential straw poll at the Republican Leadership Conference. Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, who is expected to get in the race soon, came in second.

Paul told NBC's "Today" show his candidacy is a response to "endless, undeclared, unwinnable wars dumped on the young people" and a soaring national debt.

The 75-year-old congressman said he doesn't believe he's too old to be president, saying he thinks young.

Paul said the U.S. "shouldn't be warmongers. We shouldn't be the policemen of the world."

At the same conference, Texas Gov. Rick Perry started sounding more and more like a potential candidate.

"You see, I've got more confidence in America's energy and character. I totally believe it's time to reconnect with the greatest attributes of our nation, to regain that resilient spirit, and recapture that love of freedom, remembering its true price," he said.

Meanwhile, Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., called former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's decision not to sign a pro-life pledge "distressing."

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