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Rand Paul says ‘it would be an honor to be considered’ as Romney’s veep (this explains a lot)
The Daily Caller ^ | 22 Feb | Matt Lewis

Posted on 02/26/2012 4:33:19 PM PST by xzins

On Wednesday, Chuck Todd, NBC News’ political director and host of MSNBC’s “Daily Rundown,” rhetorically asked: “Just what has Romney promised Ron Paul.”

Nobody knows if some sort of bargain has been made, but it is interesting that Rep. Ron Paul has never really attacked Mitt Romney, yet he has frequently attacked more conservative candidates at just the moment they were beginning to pose a threat to Romney. (For example, consider his latest ad, attacking Rick Santorum.)

The timing has been noticeable.

Now, a Kentucky media outlet, WFPL News, might be offering us a clue:

Kentucky’s junior senator says it would be an honor to be considered as a possible running mate for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

… After a speech in Louisville today, [Sen. Rand] Paul held that door firmly open, saying he wants to be part of the national debate.

… “I don’t know if I can answer that question, but I can say it would be an honor to be considered,” he said.

Of course, this could be much ado about nothing — just a politician answering a question. On the other hand, it is sure to spark more speculation that some sort of deal may be in the works between the Romney and Paul camps. It’s not as if Ron Paul’s campaign hasn’t stoked speculation. As the Dallas Morning News reported, Paul’s national campaign chairman, Jesse Benton, recently said: “Any Republican should have Rand Paul on his short list.”

On the surface, tapping Paul as veep might not make sense. But conservatives are refusing to go along and eat the dog food with Romney — and adding Rand Paul to the ticket would fire conservatives up – and ensure that Ron Paul drops any plans to launch a 3rd party challenge. And just imagine if Romney arrives at the GOP convention needing some of Paul’s delegates to win the nomination?

It’s not an absurd idea.



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1 posted on 02/26/2012 4:33:27 PM PST by xzins
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To: xzins

Romney-Paul

Obama’s re-election will be assured


2 posted on 02/26/2012 4:36:16 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

Ron Paul torches the bridge as he crosses into retirement.


3 posted on 02/26/2012 4:37:52 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: xzins

Do they really think they can win without social conservatives??

I don’t think they care about winning in November. I think they are just trying to take more control of the GOP at this point, away from social conservatives.


4 posted on 02/26/2012 4:40:14 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: xzins

What’s he supposed to say? The “it would be an honor to be considered” line is the standard cliche response from every politician when they’re posed with the VP question.


5 posted on 02/26/2012 4:40:20 PM PST by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)
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To: xzins
"Of course, this could be much ado about nothing — just a politician answering a question."

yes it is, but carry on!

6 posted on 02/26/2012 4:42:38 PM PST by Afronaut (It's 1984)
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To: eclecticEel

That’s not the point. The author says as much.

The author just says that such an event causes one to think about this in some fairly fruitful ways so far as explaining Ron Paul’s glaring reluctance to target Mitt Romney and his outstanding penchant for targeting everyone else in the field.


7 posted on 02/26/2012 4:43:47 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: xzins

and now you know the rest of the story ..... (about papa LRon playing footsie with Willard)


8 posted on 02/26/2012 4:43:47 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: xzins

Rand Paul, Gov Brewer, and Marco Rubio would be on anyone GOP VP short list.

Ron Paul doesn’t gain much by going after Romney. He is also trying to go for the anti-Romney vote.


9 posted on 02/26/2012 4:44:58 PM PST by MovementConservative (Go Mariners! 2012!)
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To: xzins
I really hoped crackpot Ron Paul would run 3rd Party. He would pull his code pinko, occupy parasite, dope-user dopes, KKK, and nutcase foilhat voter constituencies away from Obama. If Paul has sabotaged conservatism to get his son on the Massachusetts liberal’s ticket, I will not only vote third party but I will donate and promote a third party candidate.
10 posted on 02/26/2012 4:46:28 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: Proud2BeRight

Have you guys ever wiki’d “Paulville”

It’s a hoot.


11 posted on 02/26/2012 4:48:18 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: xzins

Well there’s the other shoe.

So ... think they’ll win 5 or 6 states?

Santorum 2012


12 posted on 02/26/2012 4:48:28 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: GeronL; P-Marlowe; wagglebee; wmfights

Absolutely they think they can.

They want to run this race entirely without social conservatives.

They believe they can contest the middle and the left with Obama and come up a winner.

Their message to conservatives will be a kick to the curb and if they feel like voting for anyone, then they can choose between ObamNey and Rombama

If that happens it is important to them to prevent Paul from running a 3rd party campaign.

It is CRUCIAL for some other conservative who understands what’s going on to threaten, and then launch if necessary, a 3rd candidacy from the right. The perfect person for that would be Newt Gingrich IF he would. He has the brilliance and the distinctiveness to force the GOP to back down.


13 posted on 02/26/2012 4:49:39 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: RIghtwardHo

Romney-Paul will win Paulville, TX in a walk.

Not much else though. heh.


14 posted on 02/26/2012 4:49:47 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Proud2BeRight

I’m with you P2BR!


15 posted on 02/26/2012 4:51:13 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: xzins

Dang it, boy..don’t you know your not supposed to say that outloud?


16 posted on 02/26/2012 4:54:45 PM PST by berdie
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To: eclecticEel

He’s supposed to say “that won’t happen because my dad is going to win”. Not this silly BS.


17 posted on 02/26/2012 5:01:48 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: eclecticEel
What’s he supposed to say? The “it would be an honor to be considered” line is the standard cliche response from every politician when they’re posed with the VP question.

The fact that his name is even being brought up is an indication that there have been discussions with the Romney camp and the fact that nobody in the Romney camp has made any real effort to deny it is confirmation.

The reality is that Rand Paul has been a senator for less than fourteen months. Prior to this he has zero political experience aside from some Tea Party involvement and he has no executive experience. That Paul's name is being mentioned without firm denials based on his total lack of qualification certainly makes it look like something is up.

18 posted on 02/26/2012 5:13:17 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: GeronL

LOL


19 posted on 02/26/2012 5:18:33 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: xzins

Rand Paul Says ‘It Would Be An Honor’ if Romney Asked Him to Be VP
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-gop/2850000/posts


20 posted on 02/26/2012 5:38:09 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: xzins

On Friday 2-24-2012 Mark Levin told Newt to listen to the first hour of this show 2-23-2012 and what he has to say about the Ron Paul/Romney tag team:

http://rope.zmle.fimc.net/player/player.html?url=http%3A%2F%2Fpodloc%2Eandomedia%2Ecom%2FdloadTrack%2Emp3%3Fprm%3D2069xhttp%3A%2F%2Fpodfuse%2Ddl%2Eandomedia%2Ecom%2F800185%2Fpodfuse%2Dorigin%2Eandomedia%2Ecom%2Fcitadel%5Forigin%2Fpods%2Fmarklevin%2FLevin02232012%2Emp3


21 posted on 02/26/2012 5:51:20 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Ron Paul and Romney in alliance to take out the conservatives in this election)
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To: wagglebee

“What’s he supposed to say? The “it would be an honor to be considered” line is the standard cliche response from every politician when they’re posed with the VP question”. An honor to be considered for a job which has been described as a warm vessel of spit-um? A Tea Party participant who would run w/ the antithesis of the Tea Party? Ran must’ve been gettin’ the kool-aid throught a I-V.


22 posted on 02/26/2012 5:54:25 PM PST by stickywillie (a corrupt parallel universe exists beside our wonderful Constitution)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That was posted in the GOP club and wasn’t available widely.


23 posted on 02/26/2012 5:55:38 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: xzins

I wasn’t calling for your thread to be pulled, just directing those interested to another, related thread.


24 posted on 02/26/2012 6:00:09 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: Proud2BeRight

I really hoped crackpot Ron Paul would run 3rd Party. He would pull his code pinko, occupy parasite, dope-user dopes, KKK, and nutcase foilhat voter constituencies away from Obama.

_________________________

Maybe but he would also pull a ton of disgruntled conservatives...like me. Any politician who uses the F-Word FREEDOM, wins my vote. In this over regulated totalitarian mess we have I want freedom.

And I am pretty middle of the road in a lot of ways.


25 posted on 02/26/2012 6:03:40 PM PST by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: xzins

COLLUSION ADMITTED – Ron Paul Fingered, Attacking Gingrich & Santorum for Romney
*Romney is the U.N. Agenda 21 candidate favored by the bankster/globalist manipulators; a very alarming, perhaps treasonous alliance
*Romney has a track record of strong ties to the homosexual agenda
*The global governance (para-Marxist) movement is about sexual as well as socioeconomic revolution
*Ron Paul has numerous problematic liaisons that call his conservative persona into question

For more on Thiel, see “Follow Ron Paul’s Money too: Peter Thiel, Globalist, Bilderberger, GOProud Activist.” For more on the candidate in question, see the Gulag Bound tag, “Ron Paul.”

http://gulagbound.com/26476/campaign-for-ron-paul-fingered-attacking-gingrich-santorum-for-romney/


26 posted on 02/26/2012 6:04:58 PM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I know you and your history 2DV as a solid patriot and American.

I believe you, and that will always be my first choice with you.


27 posted on 02/26/2012 6:05:26 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: xzins

Thank you for the kind words.


28 posted on 02/26/2012 6:13:26 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: wagglebee

14 months as Senator is enough for the top job if you are a half-black Democrat apparently


29 posted on 02/26/2012 6:15:34 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: xzins

The turd didn’t fall too far from the dog’s butt.


30 posted on 02/26/2012 6:30:57 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Chickensoup

“Maybe but he would also pull a ton of disgruntled conservatives...like me.”

If you would vote for that anti-defense, drug-pushing, terrorist-praising, occupy parasite-pandering, nutcase conspiracy-loving, KKK-supported racist newsletter-producing, terrorist-ignoring, America-blaming truther YOU ARE NO CONSERVATIVE.

He is a liar and an enemy to conservatism.


31 posted on 02/26/2012 7:19:08 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: xzins

I would think that Paul bots would be shocked by this, as Romney certainly doesn’t fit their profile of an anti government independent.


32 posted on 02/26/2012 7:21:08 PM PST by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: eclecticEel

Of course you are right, and Mittens was just trying to “make nice” with the RP voters. Mittens wasn’t serious, and I don’t think Rand Paul would really want to be on a ticket with Romney - it would be like booking a passage on the General Belgrano during the Falklands war.


33 posted on 02/26/2012 8:18:09 PM PST by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: achilles2000

Somehow I see Mitt with Bob McDonnell or someone like that for VP.


34 posted on 02/26/2012 9:26:43 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: GeronL

Something very much stinks in the Romney/Paul alliance.

Disjointed philospophical ideologies working toward common purpose.... What is that purpose?


35 posted on 02/26/2012 9:47:06 PM PST by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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