Mark,your making a fool of yourself. You look like an idiot making stuff up. Argue with him straight up on the issues,if you dare.
"I dont think it is a conspiracy.... I think Ron Paul just hates big-spending-fake-conservatives." FTFY
Ok, yes he has spent money. That is what the legislators are supposed to do. Get the appropriated money back to the people. That being said, he has never voted for an unbalanced budget and never voted for an increase in the debt ceiling. I'm assuming that is not conservative enough though? How about his budget plan? Laid out in full detail, dismantling 5 departments from the federal government and cutting $1T out of the budget in the first year alone. No one else even comes close. Not even Paul Ryan's feeble attempt. Still not conservative enough? Who out there is then? Thomas Jefferson and James Madison are not running. Robert Taft is long gone. There is no other strong representative of true conservatism in the public discussion other than Ron Paul.
I still say Gingrich is the most powerful conservative and should be the republican nominee. No other politician can match his "Contract with America."
Ron Paul supporters protetsed Santorum outside one of his rallies in New Hampshire. They were accompanied by Occupy protesters. Ron Paul is a useful idiot for George Soros.
NEWT FANS: Adverbs aren't policy ideas
Santorum fans: You are in denial; He's a RINO (probably the first correct usage of the term this primary season)
endorsed by: Levin, Santorum, Rush, Hannity, Ingraham
Paul is supposedly the furthest to the right, yet he doesn't attack the so-called 'establishment' candidate? He attacks the ACTUAL establishment candidates. Say what you will about Paul, but theories about backroom deals don't excuse failing candidates like Newt and Santorum
If people believe this rubbish than it is proven right in front of my eyes that they will believe ANYTHING without evidence. Lazy lazy Americans....
Ron Paul makes some excellent points on domestic economic policy, but otherwise he is a joke, who files his ranks with illegal drug users and people who would rather give up their freedom to a foreign power than stand up. No wonder he has a bunch of dopy kids following him all over the country.
He is like the cool teacher in school because he supports the kids against the Man.
What a tool.
No wonder Coulter was praising Paul on twitter last night. I swear that woman has turned into a Bill Maher, Jr. Anyhow, I digress. Matt Lewis from the DC has a piece on this - and Rand Paul. Who isn't adverse in being VP. http://dailycaller.com/
So, this should tell all you Paulbots - he is no different than the rest. And, if it's true that Rand Paul might be who Romney chooses as his running mate, if of course he wins the nomination. Talk about a combination.
I would bet Treasury secretary. He would do a hell of a job at that. Maybe he is in with Romney. Big deal. The other guys would team up too if they hadn't been destroying each other and caused such a huge rift between them. They are all lifelong politicians. That's what they do.
You have in Romney, Wall Street and establishment money.
You have in Ron Paul, Occupy Wall Street / leftist money.
2 sides of the same coin. Hello Conservatives ? Romney and Paul are anything but Conservative.
Why is Romney not conservative but Newt is? Why is it so easy to turn a blind eye to what Newt has done? If Newt was actually what he says he is then he would be perfect. He gives great answers and can debate like hell. He is a big government Guy just like Santorum and Romney. The folkswho aren't big government didn't run. Palin, Paul Ryan, Rubio and Christie.
Ron Paul and his Paulbots goal is to get the most liberal republican nominated because Ron Paul is not a conservative. He never has been.
This is so obvious, yet I comment. Using Ronald Reagan as my example, his line' There you go again', has become classic. He took his opponents stand, and tore it to shreds, without any mud. Once opponents were gentlemen,and did not air personal attacks. Now, it is the norm since the muslim took the White house. While destroying idiotic schemes, is a solo thing, the more that sling mud, the more the public believes it. Getting up, and walking out, in mass, will show any candidate, how mud splatters.
I think it's pretty obvious that Paul's strategy is to keep the delegate count as evenly distributed as possible to increase the chance of a brokered convention. This will make the convention much more like the straw polls he can so easily manipulate.
After watching the debate... there's not a single soul who can credibly deny this accusation. RP sniped Santorum all night long and then his good buddy Romney blasted Rick from the other side... they dog-piled on Rick mercilessly, barely giving him a chance to breathe. They might as well have been wearing matching bowling team shirts.
Santorum deserves some of the attention because he has indeed made some bad calls in the past. But he manned up and admitted his mistakes and highlighted how he has changed his stance - a rare quality in politicians today. And because Romney, who is the most craven contender in this race and will stop at nothing to win... and Ron Paul, the pretender who doesn't have a prayer of winning the GOP nomination, have decided to double team Santorum, it has further solidified my support for Rick (and Newt).
This crap of flaming the leaders is sickening. And the fact that this geriatric weasel Ron Paul has focused all of his eccentric attacks on Santorum and in so doing has aided the worst candidate in this race (Romney) is beyond belief. Pathetic.
Daily Caller is saying RAND Paul is on Romney's "short list" for VP. If true, then Ron Paul is just another typical sleezy politicians making backroom deals.....
I highly doubt Romney is promising anything to Ron Paul. However, they are very close friends and have been for years so imagine there's a great deal of respect between the two. I would suppose if someone attacked my friend I would reciprocate in kind.
They are not very close friends. Paul doesn't have any 'very close' friends in congress that are neocons. Why would there is a friendship with Romney-neocon? Romney courted this fake friendship and Paul is falling for Romney hard. No respect from Romney for Paul or liberty or smaller gov't.
Santorum is not a conservative. He's a big government theocratic statist. Why do we still consider Rick a even close to the Constitution? He NOT! Look at his freaking record.
Ron Paul is not Conservative? Is Levin a lunatic? He must be. There has never *been* a more conservative candidate than Ron Paul - you freaking wackjob.
I wouldn't trust Uncle Crabbypants half as far as I could throw him. Ron Paul is all about Ron Paul. That's been obvious to me since the first time I set eyes on the old coot.
Mitt Romney is all about Mitt Romney. They are birds of a feather.
Yes, the two of them are in cahoots to get rid of the real conservatives in this race. Neither of them can win on their own. If they can eliminate the competion and pool their delegates somehow they both win. Romney/Paul, anyone?
Nlobody will convince me this is about a speech at the convention. It could be Paul is looking for Bernanke's job but maybe it is because he thinks he could become the not Romney if he can get rid of the others. Let's face it, nobody forms an alliance with a competitor unless there is something in it for them. Pretty sleazy of both of them and a huge turn off for me.
I would say Paul is avoiding going after Romney at this time because he WANTS the last two Republican candidates standing to be Romney and himself. Anyone paying attention knows that Romney is very much like Obama (when compared to the other potential nominees).
By concentrating on eliminating Perry, Bauchman, Santorum, etc. early, voters will have to choose between the most liberal Republican in the race and the most libertarian Republican in the race. I'm expecting once it's down to the two of them, Paul will go on the attack; I would expect Romney to do the same.
To me, Paul seems to be betting that the majority of Republican voters will pick him over Romney because of his stance on economic policy and emphasis on reducing government. That and the fact that most Americans don't want socialised health care.
uh, I've been paying attention since 2008 to romney, and read his record, policy book and jobs plan....you don't know what you are talking about.
Romney is the FURTHEST from Obama. It's just stupid to say that any of these candidates are like Obama.
Your analysis is exactly right. Paul's strategy from the beginning has been to get down to himself against Romney. No secret.
Paul is avoiding going after Romney because the deal he has with Romney allows him to be in debates as a libertarian and in exchange he does not attack Romney, but helps him. If Paul only defends Romney now, you are insane to think he will suddenly turn on Romney on an alliance and attack Romney.
The alliance is not good and you have to accept that versus make excuses.
I must have missed the clips where Paul defends Romney. Could you post some, please?
I also didn't realize Romney had the clout to dictate how other candidates debate. Very interesting.
It's not that uncommon for candidates to make these kinds of alliances during the election cycle in an attempt to go head-to-head with the person they feel they have the best chance of beating. That doesn't necessarily mean either candidate will endorse the other if one were to drop out, though.
I'll admit, I don't know who Romney would back if he were to drop out of the race. Keep in mind that when McCain won the Republican nomination, Paul ended up supporting a third party candidate (the Constitutional Party candidate, if I remember correctly). And Romney, in my opinion, is more liberal than McCain. The odds of Paul backing Romney (if Paul were to drop out) seem extremely low.
One last thing: I'm not making excuses. I'm proposing my theory as to why there would be an alliance between Paul and Romney.