Skip to comments.Flashback: Amid Rivalry, Friendship Blossoms on the Campaign Trail (The Mitt Romney-Ron Paul truce)
Posted on 02/23/2012 6:30:07 AM PST by jimbo123
According to one person close to the Paul campaign, it would be accurate to infer from that phrasing management style that Mr. Paul has a willingness to listen to overtures from Mr. Romney, who has been trying to sell himself to voters as a proven manager.
The relationship between the two men is rooted partly in the fact that they are veterans of the 2008 nominating fight. And that has translated into growing bonds between their families after dozens of debates, primaries and caucuses.
The candidates spouses, Ann Romney and Carol Paul, know each other better than any of the other wives, Mr. Paul said. He and Mr. Romney talk all the time and weve met all their kids. Once he telephoned Mr. Romney just as Mr. Romney was calling him. Sometimes Im never sure who issued a call, he said.
Mr. Paul has already provided some tactical help: When Mr. Romney began to flounder in South Carolina and was under attack over his career in leveraged buyouts, Mr. Paul came to his defense, suggesting that his critics were anticapitalist. His campaign even issued a press release assailing other rivals for, in Mr. Pauls view, taking Mr. Romneys quote about firing people out of context.
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Ron Paul is a hypocrite. Romney is the opposite of what Paul says HE stands for, yet he has never said an negative word about him. He is manipulating people (young people are easy to convince and control) and he is using this process, not to win, but to alter the outcome for Romney. I wish more people (besides Conservatives) would recognize this.
Good, everyone’s supsicions are confirmed. There really was a Romney-Paul tag team against Santorum last night. That doesn’t excuse Rick’s performance but it does explain why he got a left hook following everyone of Romney’s right jabs.
Good, everyones supsicions are confirmed. There really was a Romney-Paul tag team against Santorum last night. That doesnt excuse Ricks performance but it does explain why he got a left hook from Paultard following every one of Romneys right jabs.
Paul is a lunatic. Just like his supporters.
And now Team Romney is putting out the spin that Ron Paul has a chance to be Romney’s VP which of course will never happen because Chris Christie will be Romney’s running mate.
It’s just a cynical trick that Team Romney is pulling to keep the Paultards in check until the convention.
Five minutes on our knees can change everything.
So Romney is willing to risk destroying the Republican Party and the nation itself by entering into an unholy alliance with a nut who thinks that 911 was an inside job and Israel is evil.