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Ron Paul, GOP Team Player

October 7, 2012

Buzzfeed headline from last Wednesday: Ron Paul Suggests He’ll Vote For Gary Johnson

This probably feels like primary season flotsam and jetsam to some folks. Maybe it is. Didn’t the Republican Party nominate Mitt Romney as its nominee at the end of August? Why then would a long-time GOP congressman (and multiple-time presidential also-ran) talk like this in October?

“There are other people who are technically capable of winning because they’re on a lot of ballots,” Paul said, to which his interviewer said “Like Gary Johnson, for example.”

Paul didn’t confirm or deny that that was his candidate. But he ruled out voting for either Barack Obama or the Republican nominee.

With behavior like this, is it any wonder that the best efforts of conservatives– first here then here— to draw the least selfish among the libertarian horde into the fold seem to have failed?

Even Newt Gingrich, who dreamed aloud of funding a moon base and recreating the “Lincoln-Douglas” debates in some reality tv version of the General Election, has become a rabid surrogate for Mitt Romney.

Ron Paul’s followers– and there’s no other word for them– claim that he reveres the Constitution. They said that he was the most conservative candidate in the race.

Well, if these things were true then Paul would be an even bigger surrogate for Romney than John Sununu. But he’s not. No, he goes on Fox Business and plays “keep away”. What a team player.

-R.J.Lower

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. October 7, 2012 3:37 am

    Seems to me as though Paul’s strategy has morphed into becoming this generation’s version of Lyndon Larouche. Yeesh!

  2. October 7, 2012 8:15 am

    Reblogged this on rickbulow1974.

  3. hume227 permalink
    October 7, 2012 2:02 pm

    Ron Paul might not be willing to support Romney because he knows that Romney will do nothing to change the status quo in America: unconstitutional wars, fading liberties, out-of-control government. Why he is being criticized for not supporting Mitt Romney? As if Ron Paul owes Romney (or the Republican Party) something? He might care more about the next 40 years than about the next four. As long as we continue to vote for the “lesser of two evils” we will continue to have our nation run by the two major parties. Maybe Ron Paul understands that and wants to spur a movement for real change. Or maybe he is just a selfish old nut. You will have to decide.

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