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Posted on 06/13/2012 3:10:53 PM PDT by markomalley
Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul wants people to know that his endorsement of Mitt Romney for the GOP presidential nomination does not signify an abandonment of his libertarian political beliefs.
When Paul endorsed Romney on Fox News last week, many supporters of Texas Rep. Ron Pauls presidential bid took great offense. But Rand Paul said in an interview with Daily Paul Radio that he was compromising on strategy, not on principle.
People need to look beyond politics to look at whats most important, said Paul. I sort of take it as an insult that people think that somehow I dont support my father or havent done an adequate job in the sense that I have traveled thousands of miles and been to thousands of speeches both with him and by myself. And so I think theres probably nobody in the liberty movement that has done more to support my dad than myself.
Rand Paul cited a few reasons for his endorsement, including Romneys promise to give all 50 states waivers from President Barack Obamas health care reform law, and his support for auditing the Federal Reserve.
Rand Paul: A dork practicing to be a geek, hoping to be a kook someday.
Sorry, I just can’t get over what a kookball nutsack his father is.
Rand could have stood on principle and endorsed HR PufNStuf.
Rand, looking beyond politics is exactly why I could NEVER support somebody like Romney, because not looking beyond politics is what has led us to this string of RINO nominees that are just as hell-bent on taking us down the to socialism as the libs.
And people like you will help ZERO make the USA into a MARXIST STATE, since you aren't going for Romney....VOTING 3rd Party will help The MARXIST!!!!
“And people like you will help ZERO make the USA into a MARXIST STATE, since you aren’t going for Romney....VOTING 3rd Party will help The MARXIST!!!!”
I call bull sh!t on your statement.
Cowards compromise their values, beliefs and principles. Romney is a self-avowed Progressive, a socialist. How is voting for him better than voting for a self-avowed communist like BHO2?
We find ourselves between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea. The question is: how far are we willing to prostitute our votes?
Good grief humblegunner. What a post. Almost every word is gook or kook or dork. I just love your command of the English language.
Sorry, I just cant get over what a kookball nutsack his father is.
By my observation, Rand Paul is honest, intelligent, principled, hard-working, Christian and conservative.
What else I have observed is that every new conservative officeholder that comes along is picked apart and trashed here on FR.
Then when it is time for candidates to declare for President and too few conservatives step forward, the same complainers then bellow about how the fix is in and the "GOP-E" has foisted another RINO on us.
Someone's off their meds here, but I don't think it's Sen. Rand Paul.
Endorsements don’t impress me one way or the other.
Sen. Paul wants to actually accomplish good things for America now.
That is why he is supporting Gov. Romney for President.
“Rand must have been on Nyquil or off his anxiety meds or something. Rand endorsing Romney is like Churchill cheering for Hitler.”
More like allying with Stalin, which happened. Not that either was necessary or wise. Some intimacies leave a mean case of pox.
All noobie electoids pretend to those qualities.
He grew up listening to his nutsack fruitloop father.
He's a junior nutsack fruitloop until a few decades prove him otherwise.
“Sen. Paul wants to actually accomplish good things for America now.”
“That is why he is supporting Gov. Romney for President.”
So, Sen. Rand Paul now supports abortion, a pro-radical gay agenda, and anti-2nd Amendment gun-grabbing? Does that sound like good things to you?
There is no compromise with evil.
Sen. Paul is accomplishing things.
You are spewing dishonest garbage.
You make a joke of your pathetic self by imagining that you sit in judgement of Sen. Paul.
What it sounds like to me is that you are spewing crazy, retarded, dishonest nonsense.
Sen. Paul never does that.
If Rand is a libertarian, then he's not my candidate. They are pro-choice...as is Romney.
And that's why his support of Romney is a no brainer on his part. Anyone who'll throw someone else's right to life under the bus will compromise anything at all.
In fact, they really have no principles to speak of.
He's a geek.
You are spewing dishonest garbage.
No, he's really and truly a geek.
“I endorsed romney because I was told that I would have a shot to run as President one day... but that I must pay the fiddler and sell my soul to win the crown”.