Skip to comments.Ron Paul Won't Endorse Romney, Sees "Essentially No Difference"
Posted on 10/12/2012 3:00:10 PM PDT by kingattax
Ron Paul, the maverick Texas congressman who has twice run for the Republican presidential nomination, won't endorse the nominee of his party. Though Paul said last week it was "very unlikely" he would endorse former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, he made it definitive in an interview October 12 on the CNBC program Futures Now.
"No," he said, plainly and unequivocally, when asked about an endorsement. Neither the GOP challenger nor President Obama will change the course of fiscal and monetary policy that is leading to what has been called the "fiscal cliff," Paul said, because both are captive of special interests.
And neither will act to stop the Federal Reserve from papering over the growing chasm of debt by inflating the money supply in a policy called "quantitative easing."
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I am done with him...I see no difference in him and Biden
His son is going to OH and NH for Romney.
I have to say, people that say the two are the same are simply morons with no brain cells left.
Did I just describe a Paul bot?
What an arrogant old fool. That’s it - stick us with Obama again you creep.
What is his FReepname, does anybody know?
His endorsement wouldn’t matter one way or the other, imo. I know that Paul has follows across the nation but I’m not sure that they would be enough to swing the election in any state. JMO.
How can there possibly be anyone left on this board who supports Ron Paul?
It’s time for Rand to find a good old folks home for his dad. He really has gone off the deep end.
He’s right there is no difference both are liberals...
That’s what happens when people stop thinking with their heads and start letting their wish list become their reality.
We can only hope the little roach gets stepped on in the near future. Rand needs to learn from this. He is not bigger than his supporters and he is relevant only so long as his message is coherent.
...and I see no difference between his supporters and Biden either.
What selfish self absorbed folks -Ron Paul and his Paul bots.
“No essential difference.” Is he referring to the fact that both are against legalizing drugs—although for different reasons?
The statement about no difference on the Fed is ridiculous. Romney is too establishment for me, but he’s not anything like Obama - and he’s already said he is done with Bernanke and EZ money.
Paul just lies out his you know what to make his counter intuitive selfish place in history somehow justified.
And if Paul was President, he wouldn’t change it either, unless he had 60% of the Senate, a majority in the House, and 5 SCOTUS judges.
We’ve been 100 years getting into this mess, we will either turn a corner and head back or derail. I’m betting on the derail scenario now.
I don’t want a Marxist in charge when that happens, and as week as the Bush’s were on conservatism, their SCOTUS picks are a hell of a lot better than Clinton’s and Bummer’s.
........here’s your sign...............
Well said. Paul is a narcissist who would put his own interests above the good of the nation. His followers (as they are often called) are just that- lemmings that will follow him over a cliff.
Who is doing your scoring? The BLS?
Yes, it is definitely time for Ron Paul to get onboard and campaign for the Rep. party ticket!
Yes, Ron Paul has some positions that are different than Romney’s.
But to do what Paul is doing is only gonna stick us with another 4 years of Obama, and that is such a wrong thing for Ron Paul to do now.
Mr. Paul, please put our country ahead of your politics... quickly... very very quickly, please.
(I didn’t get my choice of Rep. Party nominee either, so Mr. Paul we both got outvoted. That’s no reason or excuse to go sulk in your corner and let Obama get re-elected for another 4 years!)
Romney or Obama will be the next President. Romney is a pragmatic business man. We will have to work daily to keep his feet to the fire but he will listen to us. Obama is a fevered far Leftist ideologue who will work tirelessly against us.
If Obama is reelected by 2016 we will be so far over the fiscal cliff there will be no climbing back. Romney sees the chart below as a problem. 0bama thinks the problem is we have not spent enough!
FY 1992-1993 Bush 1 and Dem Congress. FY 1994-95 Clinton and a Dem Congress. FY 1996-2001 Clinton and a GOP Congress. FY 2002-2003 Bush 2 and GOP House/Dem Senate. FY 2004-2007 Bush and a GOP Congress. FY 2008-2011 Obama and Dem Congress. FY 2012+ Obama/GOP House/Dem Senate.
Obama added planks favoring Gay Marriage and taxpayer funded abortion on demand up to birth to the 2012 Democrat Party platform.
By contrast the 2012 GOP platform is the most Conservative one in their history.
No matter how much one might hate Romney, no one with a brain would refuse to see the stark difference between Romney and Obama on both fiscal and social issues.
With Romney Fiscal and Social Conservatives have a seat at the table, while Obama will actively promote everything real Conservatives are against.
By 2016 everything Conservatives claim to be so passionate about will be legislated. As Roe V Wade should of taught Conservatives once something is legislated it become almost impossible to undo.
Once 2016 rolls around the Judiciary will be so packed with Obamabots anything Conservatives DID manage to legislate would simply be undone by Judicial Fiat.
If Obama is reelected there will be nothing left to win.
After another 4 year term of Obama the USA will be a European style 1 party state with a state directed media, that will allow just enough political window dressing from a loyal opposition to keep their peon classes passive.
And those around here who feel their political sour grapes from the 2012 GOP Primaries are more important then the future of our country will have been the active allies of that destruction
Ron can rot in the purity of his own irrelevance. He and his son are now safely in the government retirement system, and he knows he’ll be dead before he runs out of his money and before Obama totally destroys the country.
Thus, he doesn’t give a damn. He can afford to look self important. He’ll be six feet under before it really gets bad. He’s a coward.
I have no faith that the GOP wants Conservatives for anything but their blind votes every four years.
If you want want a conservative you vote for a conservative its not rocket science..
You pose more false arguments and straw men, straw situations, than Barack Obama on ritalin.
Anyone not smart enough to understand the differences between stage 1 cancer and stage 4 cancer - and you apparently are not - deserves stage 4.
Metaphorically speaking, of course.
I’m fed up with self-important politicians such as Ron Paul that crave the adulation of followers who believe they have some revealed truth to impart when all they have is ambition. For Ron Paul to refuse to endorse the only man who can defeat the dangerous Barack Obama and call them ‘the same’ is delusional. Ron Paul is 77 years old, retiring from congress with his fat government pension (congress takes good care of it’s members) and obviously doesn’t give a hoot what happens to his country. Screw him.
“I have to say, people that say the two are the same are simply morons with no brain cells left.”
Including Jim Robinson, the owner of this site?
Hey pal peddle your book with someone other than me..
FU, Ron Paul. You’re a worthless, delusional POS.
I’ve known drunks in sleazy bars who make more sense than you.
With every post, the exposition of the weakness of your arguments and the disdain for your country become more evident.
You should remember the “rule of holes.”
I agree , get lost Ron Paul you little roach.
His poor ego is hurting and he wants to punish Mitt Romney.
Tell you what Ron go do yourself.
Sorry for the confusion. There's a minimum IQ requirement to buy the book, and you didn't make the cut....
Rand learned kookery at his daddy’s knee.
He may not display it daily, but he has kookery in his soul.
He’s a geek studying to be a kook.
“Ron Paul, the maverick Texas congressman....”
Don’t we all remember another maverick sweetheart of the MSM that screwed up things royally?
Or was it perhaps done, intentionally?
While Romney is not a dream candidate by any means to say they essentially are not any different is over the top.
First and foremost, I do believe Mitt likes America. I also believe Mitt IS an American at heart, and in birth. He is a far, far more generous person than Obama, and does not appear to be generous just in order to flaunt it. I do not believe Mitt would tell Putin to “wait until I’m elected and I can be more flexible” like Obama’s second term will be.
He is obviously not as conservative as me. He is not even my faith, as his faith actually holds MY faith to be in error. I take issue with him on many things. But as much as I will not give him or anyone else extra slack just for being a “R”, I also will not call him something he clearly is not. He is not essentially the same as Obama. The country and policies and proposals and potential SCOTUS justice nominees will not be identical/equivalent to Obama’s.
Again, this election is choosing between Xerxes and Mohammed. You can reason and work with, and live under, a Xerxes. You cannot with a Mohammed.
Maybe it's a disdain of YOU.
You're pretty much full of yourself and lame as hell.
Shall I recall your tagline when you first came here?
....and Ron Paul supporters cut their own noses off despite their faces.
If Jim cannot see that Ron Paul is nothing but a cult of personality, rather than substance, then he is not the man I think he is.
Is there anyone around who actually cares what Ron Paul thinks?
Ron Paul might have a larger messiah complex than Obama.
That's what primaries are for - you're chance to promote and work for a candidate you can truly be excited about. General elections are a different animal. They are a choice between the only candidates that can win. In our 2 party system, that means you'll usually have 2 options and neither will be all the great. General elections are not an affirmative endorsement of any person or ideology, they are a simply a choice between the only candidates that can win.
If by now you can't see why Romney, despite all his flaws, is better than Hussein, well there is probably no getting through to you. Court nominations alone should be a sufficient reason to vote for Romney/Ryan. US Presidents tend to use court nominations to throw a bone to the base. Romney's nominations might be good or they might not be - we don't know for certain. On the other hand, Obama's court nominations WILL definitely be terrible - that we know for sure. And if Obama gets 4 more years of leftist judges, it may be near impossible to undo all the damage he and his Democrats are doing.
Let me give you one example to consider. Remember all the fighting in Wisconsin over collective bargaining? We had massive demonstrations, recalls, Democrats fleeing the state, etc, etc, etc. Most of us here were cheering Walker, perhaps he is the kind of conservative you do support? All that effort, all that standing firm against the unions - ALL undone by one liberal Dane county judge. One judge just reversed all our gains. Now this was a state judge not a federal one, but the point stands. The more liberal judges Obama appoints, the less likely it is we can reverse the leftist agenda.
Then, Ron Paul is blind as a mole.
And, as usual, Paul is more concerned with his favorite passtime -- pissing in the Republican soup -- than in advancing the country's interests.
He's a little man. More Jimmy Carter than libertarian giant.
I bet Romney is better than both Bushs and Reagan with regard to fiscal policy.
You nailed it. Ron Paul has said more negative things against Republicans than he has ever said against Obama.
Ron Paul only cares about his cult of personality.
Ron Paul ran as a Republican and should have endorsed the nominee.