Skip to comments.Ron Paul on Romney: ‘I don’t fully endorse him for president’
Posted on 08/26/2012 1:08:23 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote
TAMPA -- Mitt Romney's presidential campaign gave Texas Rep. Ron Paul a chance to speak at the Republican National Convention, but he declined due to the conditions of the offer, the New York Times reports:
Mr. Paul, in an interview, said convention planners had offered him an opportunity to speak under two conditions: that he deliver remarks vetted by the Romney campaign, and that he give a full-fledged endorsement of Mr. Romney. He declined.
"It wouldn't be my speech," Mr. Paul said. "That would undo everything I've done in the last 30 years. I don't fully endorse him for president."
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He was nothing but a Romney tool.
Why should he? Fiscally he is to the right of Obama. I can’t see why people have to endorse people that they don’t want too. It would be interesting to see if he would have endorsed Bachmann had she gotten the nod. I think Paul thinks Romney is full of crap like the rest of us here.
I share some of the sentiment, although RP reminds me of a cuckoo clock. I will be voting AGAINST Soetoro more than I will be voting FOR Romney.
Not sure “the rest of us here” is an accurate statement.
What makes me sick is the RP fanatics who whine about how he is treated by the GOP.
If RP does not even endorse the GOP nominee, then what does he expect?
Let’s not vote for Romney so the Marxist in Chief can have “more flexibility” in the second term! Yeah! That’s the ticket!!!!!!!
I agree with him. Thanks to Romney’s selection of Ryan as VP, I’ll now be flipping a coin between Romney and Johnson, instead of just voting for Johnson.
Still, I hope he and “his cult of supporters” raise hell at convention if Romney truly enshrines himself with the rules committee, as is being reported, through which he is enabled to potentially alienate grassroots and their platform along with the state committee. with
Wake up and smell the roses. Romney will be one of the greatest Presidents since Regan. Ignorance is no excuse.
Thought Ron Paul was a nut, but he is correct on this.
Mitt Romney is dictating that all bow down to his
RINOhood and his RomneyCARE. Not on this Earth.
You do not speak for me, and I’m confident many others will echo that sentiment.
Each of you, for himself, by himself and on his own responsibility, must speak. And it is a solemn and weighty responsibility, and not lightly to be flung aside at the bullying of pulpit, press, government, or the empty catchphrases of politicians. Each must for himself alone decide what is right and what is wrong, and which course is patriotic and which isn’t. You cannot shirk this and be a man. To decide against your convictions is to be an unqualified and inexcusable traitor, both to yourself and to your country, let man label you as they may. If you alone of all the nation shall decide one way, and that way be the right way according to your convictions of the right, you have done your duty by yourself and by your country- hold up your head! You have nothing to be ashamed of.
- Mark Twain
Not a RP supporter at all, but I think that any true conservative feels like he does. I bet Palin and many others declined same offer for same reason.
You wake up and smell the coffee.
Myth Romney is to the Political LEFT of Ted Kennedy.
He already instituted gay marriage AND
death panels AND RomneyCARE/ObamaCARE.
And he denies it all, while using it.
There ya go. And the name was "Reagan".
I agree with Paul on some things, and I feel he goes a little overboard on others. I don't dislike the man at all, but it sounds like he's acting like a sore loser IF this story is anywhere near accurate. Would he rather have Oboma for 4 more years, or someone who's at least (if maybe not much) a move in the right direction?
Paul should humble himself, and think of the country first. Romney may not be his first choice, but another 4 years of Oboma should be completely out of the question - IF this article is true. (Remember, it's election season. The press is going to try to discourage people from voting Republican, so be careful about what you read. ALWAYS check the source first.)
Romney has never said a bad word about Paul and has gone out of his way to accomodate paul personally behind the scenes and now this?
Very dissapointing. Paul is putting himself over getting obama out of office.
Oh I forgot the liberal Romney fan club are out in full force tonight. Lord can you guys get any principles at all? Just once??? Logical me, you clearly have a crush on Romney if you believe that mess you just typed.
He won’t veto what Republicans pass in Congress.
Romney isn’t my first choice. Or second. But he can win and stopping Obama is the only hope for our Republic.
Not voting or voting for another candidate is supporting Obama’s agenda.
Maybe the GOP is trying to avoid a moment like Buchannan had at the 1992 convention w Paul who might go up there and cause a total meltdown?
Give how paul acts - who could blame them for that concern?
Ron Paul, surrender monkey, is just looking for as much attention as he can drum up before he has to go away for another four years. He is nothing but an attention whore who couldn’t care less if the Kenyan is allowed to inflict his damage on this country for four more years. It’s all about Ron. STFU Ron Paul.
Ron Paul said when ask hundreds of time that he would endorse the Republican nominee, what a ass and liar.
Only principle I have is getting the communist destroyer out of office in november.
I would vote for the Son of Sam if that is what it took.
I have one guiding principle for this election. I won’t help re-elect Barack Obama. Period.
I am sure Palin was given the same offer....fully endorse Rommey and get speech preapproved.
If any of us were running for office and looking for a banquet speaker, we all would require the same thing.
My mission and goal is to oust obama from office - has ZERO to do with whether i like mittens or not.
Mittens is the only possible avenue to get rid of obama and these gary johnson, goode, paul fanatics, and others are simply too delusional to see it.
HELLOOOO. It's election season. The liberal press will do everything it can to get the right not to vote. In this case, "Paul supporters should get angry and just stay home."
Always check the source. Is it known for balanced reporting?
For gosh sakes. This is Yahoo. Why are we even discussing it, let alone believing it?
“Wake up and smell the roses. Romney will be one of the greatest Presidents since Regan. Ignorance is no excuse. “
Who is the Regan of which you speak? You might want to put the crack pipe down before you type.... Romney is all but a Democrat, and will govern accordingly. Nothing great about that.
You forgot your sarcasm mark or that is the most ignorant ill-informed statement in the history of FR.
Read my 29 please.
I don’t know of one person on this site who voted for Myth in the primary.
I myself voted for Ron Paul in the NYS primary!
At this point there is only one way possible and available to oust Obama and that is R&R. It is what it is.
Would Santorum or Newt been better? Probably, but could they appeal to indes and raise the $$$$ needed? Don’t know.
A little taste of L_Ron ...
Paul will give his seal of approval to four candidates: Green Party nominee Cynthia McKinney, Libertarian Party nominee Bob Barr, independent candidate Ralph Nader and Constitution Party candidate Chuck Baldwin.
Ditto. Anything is better at this point. I'd vote for a lead pencil.
Makes you wonder why he doesn’t endorse Romney, since they are so much alike.
With the hand he is being dealt, he well could be. Some men achieve greatness. Others have it thrust upon them. If in four years, Romney brings unemployment under 5% and brings the deficit under $400 billion, he would have pulled off a Presidential miracle even greater than what Reagan did. Not to take a single thing away from Reagan, but the problems we currently face are well within Romney's area of expertise.
(Full disclosure: I supported Santorum in the primary)
Exactly!! I was just thinking that those two conditions were demanded by Romney people if Sarah ever was going to speak; she said that she had set aside her schedule for the convention and that she communicated with the Romney staff and then suddenly we get Preibus lying by telling Mark Levin that Sarah wanted to stay on Alaska anyway during the convention when that’s not what she said or is doing
Again for the upteenth time, Romney is the means to the end of Obama. However, and I was not a RP supporter, his audit the fed was one issue I embraced. He has influenced the Plateform of the Republican party with some of his ideas and work. He is pro-life and never waivered on that either.
It was time for him to step aside, too bad it has to be like this.
His son has triple the common sense that the father does.
I agree completely! In fact for a good many of us there is little difference between the policies and records of the assumptive GOP nominee, Romney, and the Presidential Imposter Obama. We as free persons have the unique opportunity to right this sinking ship of state by electing a candidate who truly believes in our Constitution, our Republic and our Liberty. That would be Paul, Johnson or Goode. They are the only true Libert candidates running.
I’m an attorney and sometimes give CLE classes to other lawyers and always have to submit my presentation well in advance for approval and possible revision.
I don’t see the huge problem with making sure some crazy type of bs is prevented from happening.
Ron Paul is proof that democrats have had sex with salamanders.
“but it sounds like he’s acting like a sore loser”
Hardly. Paul has made it clear all along, in this election cycle and the last one, that he won’t endorse any R candidate who doesn’t even remotely support some fundamental constitutionalist positions.
Further, it appears to me that the Romney folks are doing a complete takeover of the party and making sure that real conservatives, constitutionalists and grass roots Tea Party folks are persona non grata at the convention and going forward. Refusing to seat duly elected national delegates simply confirms the Sovietization of the Republican party that many of us anticipated under Romney’s RNC.
In any event, I won’t be voting for Romney (nor Obama) regardless of Ron Paul’s endorsement or lack thereof. I will be happy to support conservatives (R or 2nd party) down the ticket. The GOP-e seems to be comprised of sociopaths and will not receive my votes ever.
BTW, we shouldn’t hold out too much hope that a R Congress will oppose much of what a Romney admin proposes, should we? They seem to barely be able to muster opposition the current WH occupant.
So who are you voting for?
Agree with you. He seems like he has integrity as well.