Quotes of the day

posted at 10:35 pm on February 23, 2012 by Allahpundit

“‘You have to ask Congressman Paul and Governor Romney what they’ve got going together,’ Santorum told reporters in the spin room in Mesa, Arizona. ‘Their commercials look a lot alike and so do their attacks.’

“Santorum’s top strategist John Brabender went even further, charging that the two men had ‘joined forces’ and were coordinating attacks against his man

“‘Clearly there’s a tag team strategy between Ron Paul and Mitt Romney. For all I know, Mitt Romney might be considering Ron Paul as his running mate. Clearly there is now an alliance between those two and you saw that certainly in the debate.’…

“The Romney campaign ridiculed the notion there was any coordination. ‘If ever there was an iconoclast who got up there and said what he believed, it’s Ron Paul,’ said Stuart Stevens, Romney’s chief strategist.”

***

“Paul’s spokesman denies this, noting that they have spent millions on four television ads attacking Romney, but there does seem to be something, prima facie, to their conduct during debates, if one assumes that the alliance would preclude Paul from criticizing Romney in debates. In the previous seven debates, going back to the January 7 New Hampshire debate, Ron Paul has only attacked Mitt Romney once

“Paul’s kid-gloved treatment of Romney in the debates so far doesn’t necessarily say anything about their relationship, but it seems like, of late, Paul has been notably kind to the race’s front-runner.”

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“And now, Paul’s national campaign chairman, Jesse Benton, confirms that the decision last week by the two campaigns to skip a March 1 CNN debate in Georgia was a closely-coordinated one.

“Benton, asked on MSNBC Thursday afternoon to detail the specifics on how the two candidates have cooperated during the campaign:

“‘A lot of it just comes down to scheduling. Both of our campaigns, for example, had places, specific places we wanted our candidates to be on March 1st, and they weren’t in Georgia. Other states that were priorities for us. And so we talked it out and we said, ‘Hey, let’s present a united front and make sure our candidates can get where they need to be rather than being at the 22nd or 23rd debate in Georgia.’ That’s how we cooperate.’”

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“Senator Rand Paul first discussed his higher aspirations at the beginning of this year. He said he wouldn’t close the door on being a Vice Presidential candidate. After a speech in Louisville today, Paul held that door firmly open, saying he wants to be part of the national debate.

“Paul’s name has swirled as a possible pick that would give Romney points with the Tea Party. When asked directly what he would say if Romney made the offer, Paul tried to punt.

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

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“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.”

***

Via the Daily Rushbo.

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Ingraham: Hey, Governor, when you watched this last night, did you take away this impression that some are taking away — and I think I stated this a couple days ago on the show — that your Texas compatriot there, Ron Paul, seems to be, you know, guarding the flank for Romney. He seemed to go in at various junctures and either amplify Romney’s points or try to take Santorum out at the knees on issues that clearly benefit the would-be frontrunner Mitt Romney. Do you get the sense that there’s an unspoken alliance there?

Perry: You know, I don’t know whether there is an alliance there or not, but that’s been the case all through the debates, all 20 of them I might add. That Ron Paul and Mitt Romney had a really interesting partnership, let us call it.


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As someone on another thread said: Ron is now mittens attack coot :)

Bunsin2 on February 23, 2012 at 10:37 PM

Yay!

Bmore on February 23, 2012 at 10:37 PM

“Ahmadinejad is this tall…still taller than you!”

MadisonConservative on February 23, 2012 at 10:37 PM

Team work…
Pile on the Conservatives.

Electrongod on February 23, 2012 at 10:38 PM

Thanks Allah. Should bring some fun.

Bmore on February 23, 2012 at 10:38 PM

The inside baseball has gotten ridiculous.

John the Libertarian on February 23, 2012 at 10:39 PM

It’s all about Paul, but the younger one.

Schadenfreude on February 23, 2012 at 10:40 PM

They’re definitely in cahoots. Especially if it’s true that they were in close communication when they bailed on that March 1 debate. I don’t think it’s to get Rand Paul the VP slot though. He’s never been on anyone’s short list, so if his dad ends up helping Mittens get the nomination and Rand get picked as the running mate, Perry, Santorum, and Newt(along with their supporters) are gonna be mighty p-ssed and the party could have some serious fissures.

Why Ron Paul is protecting Romney is beyond me though.

Doughboy on February 23, 2012 at 10:40 PM

Romney, assuming he wins the nomination, will most definitely have to pick a (true) conservative for the ticket. Mrs. Palin energized McCain’s campaign until Schmidt, et. al. decided to “suspend” the campaign.

SouthernGent on February 23, 2012 at 10:42 PM

Paul is a fake.

Igor R. on February 23, 2012 at 10:42 PM

I pointed out this behavior after the debate yesterday the QOTD-equivalent. It was way too obvious not to notice.

Igor R. on February 23, 2012 at 10:43 PM

Romney and Ron Paul are making a mockery of this entire process if this is true.

JPeterman on February 23, 2012 at 10:43 PM

‘Their commercials look a lot alike and so do their attacks.’

Maybe that’s because they both know you’re a Bush era big government “compassionate conservative” fraud, Rick.

Maybe it’s not the messenger…

Swerve22 on February 23, 2012 at 10:44 PM

They should be deported to Maryland for this and forcefully gay-married.

Igor R. on February 23, 2012 at 10:45 PM

Maybe that’s because they both know you’re a Bush era big government “compassionate conservative” fraud, Rick.

Maybe it’s not the messenger…

Swerve22 on February 23, 2012 at 10:44 PM

And when they tag-teamed Newt in Iowa, what was that?

Igor R. on February 23, 2012 at 10:46 PM

They should be deported to Maryland for this and forcefully gay-married.

Igor R. on February 23, 2012 at 10:45 PM

With a pre-nup. Mitt keeps the cash, Ron Paul is supplied with fake eyebrows for life.

JPeterman on February 23, 2012 at 10:47 PM

If Ron Paul the Iranian puppet is cooperating with Mitt “Iran won’t get nukes on my watch” Romney, neither has any principles.

Igor R. on February 23, 2012 at 10:47 PM

With a pre-nup. Mitt keeps the cash, Ron Paul is supplied with fake eyebrows for life.

JPeterman on February 23, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Not a large expense.

Igor R. on February 23, 2012 at 10:48 PM

“‘You have to ask Congressman Paul and Governor Romney what they’ve got going together,’

Can I guess ?
Promise me Mr Allah you won’t ban me :O

burrata on February 23, 2012 at 10:50 PM

Ron Paul has run blistering attack ads against Perry, Newt, and now Santorum. Can someone link me to the attack ad Paul has run against frontrunner Romney?

Kataklysmic on February 23, 2012 at 10:50 PM

And when they tag-teamed Newt in Iowa, what was that?

Igor R. on February 23, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Same goes for Newt. Newt’s the worst candidate of the bunch. Snatorums better than Paul, yeah but that doesn’t make him great, and he’s not better than Paul on spending, etc.

Swerve22 on February 23, 2012 at 10:52 PM

“Obowma is a really nice guy…

… He’s just in a little over his head.” – Mittens

Seven Percent Solution on February 23, 2012 at 10:53 PM

May all the Rs, including the establishment, self-destruct.

The land is on the way to Hades, gasoline prices will destroy the economy, jobs, food prices, flying, and all of life as people know it…and the fools talk about “contraception”, and “one word only”, as if they were onto some Einsteinian discovery.

CNN, spontaneously combust.

The contenders are all horrific.

Luckily only 4 million watched.

The others were out shopping, for pleasure, or for survival.

Soon all will be in the survival mode.

Welcome to America, JPeterson! The land is today inhabited by 75% of fools, 52% of absolute moochers, exploited by a few powerful looters, on both sides.

In a relatively free land, always, always, the populace deserves its ‘leaders’. May the fools be destroyed, and their progeny too.

Schadenfreude on February 23, 2012 at 10:53 PM

Ron Paul is just making the most of another 15 minutes. He sees the futility in attacking the only candidate with enough experience FIRE Omarxist. Paul is also smitten with mittens because mitt makes rainbows wherever he goes.

FlaMurph on February 23, 2012 at 10:53 PM

Ron Paul is just making the most of another 15 minutes. He sees the futility in attacking the only candidate with enough experience FIRE Omarxist. Paul is also smitten with mittens because mitt makes rainbows wherever he goes.

FlaMurph on February 23, 2012 at 10:53 PM

So the bedroom cop guy’s the one with enough ‘sperience to oust Obama?

Who told you that?

Swerve22 on February 23, 2012 at 10:55 PM

I used to think Romney and Ron Paul weren’t in cohoots, but that picture proves that they are. With Ron Paul, whoever holds the imaginary Etch ‘n’ Sketch holds the key of bonding and decision making in the relationship.

The Nerve on February 23, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Paulites and Mittbots together will win this election and lose it apart. If all of the people who will vote for Ron, vote for Mitt because of Ron’s blessing it will be a landslide. But if Ron does not give that endorsement at the convention when it comes up that it will not be brokered all bets are off on the outcome.

When there is a Mitt Romney blimp that stops traffic at the DNC convention there will be good things. That is if there is not blood in the streets provided by OWS.

tjexcite on February 23, 2012 at 10:56 PM

I could enthusiastically support a Romney/Rand Paul ticket

there is no better national advocate for limited government than Rand Paul

commodore on February 23, 2012 at 10:57 PM

Does anything suprise you anymore, romneycare/paul. Next thing we’ll find out is Obama and romneycare are in cahoots so that Obama can get his second term.

Danielvito on February 23, 2012 at 10:57 PM

Pink?

SparkPlug on February 23, 2012 at 10:59 PM

Romney and Ron Paul are making a mockery of this entire process if this is true.

JPeterman on February 23, 2012 at 10:43 PM

But internalize this, Romney knows how to fix all things…we are told this over, and over, and over.

Schadenfreude on February 23, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Ron Paul has run blistering attack ads against Perry, Newt, and now Santorum. Can someone link me to the attack ad Paul has run against frontrunner Romney?

Kataklysmic on February 23, 2012 at 10:50 PM

I have heard and read (not here) that Ron Paul’s ad’s against Newt in Iowa were much worse. Paul also ran the first negative ad against Newt in Iowa.

JPeterman on February 23, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Last night’s debate was a sham with all the — for all we know paid — Romney shills filling the halls. Not a single supporter of Santorum as far as I could tell, despite him having a significant lead in the gallop national poll!
And this really effects performance. It’s like homefield advantage, but hugely more significant. Santorum got no cheers at all, just jeers, except once when he said something so positive that the crowd had to respond with just a little bit of hushed applause (get the feds out of education, make it local!).
The thing was that all the cheers for Romney were almost Robotic. Whatever he said, the cheers went up, always at the same level. This was consistent with the idea that Romney and his campaign is somehow devoid of substance.

anotherJoe on February 23, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Same goes for Newt. Newt’s the worst candidate of the bunch. Snatorums better than Paul, yeah but that doesn’t make him great, and he’s not better than Paul on spending, etc.

Swerve22 on February 23, 2012 at 10:52 PM

I hate Newt, but the point is that whoever threatens Romney is attacked by Ron Paul. Case closed.

Igor R. on February 23, 2012 at 11:01 PM

May all the Rs, including the establishment, self-destruct.

The land is on the way to Hades, gasoline prices will destroy the economy, jobs, food prices, flying, and all of life as people know it…and the fools talk about “contraception”, and “one word only”, as if they were onto some Einsteinian discovery.

CNN, spontaneously combust.

The contenders are all horrific.

Luckily only 4 million watched.

The others were out shopping, for pleasure, or for survival.

Soon all will be in the survival mode.

Welcome to America, JPeterson! The land is today inhabited by 75% of fools, 52% of absolute moochers, exploited by a few powerful looters, on both sides.

In a relatively free land, always, always, the populace deserves its ‘leaders’. May the fools be destroyed, and their progeny too.

Schadenfreude on February 23, 2012 at 10:53 PM

Awesome post. +a gazillion

SparkPlug on February 23, 2012 at 11:01 PM

Ron Paul is just making the most of another 15 minutes. He sees the futility in attacking the only candidate with enough experience FIRE Omarxist.

FlaMurph on February 23, 2012 at 10:53 PM

So you’re saying that Paul is running not to win, but for fame? And that he knows that he can’t win and that Romney is the only one who can? I wonder if his supporters who send their hard earned money to him know this–that essentially he is making a vanity run and using his resources to clear the field for Mitt.

Kataklysmic on February 23, 2012 at 11:03 PM

The inside baseball has gotten ridiculous.

John the Libertarian on February 23, 2012 at 10:39 PM

You just have to shake your head and laugh to keep from crying..:)

Dire Straits on February 23, 2012 at 11:03 PM

Schadenfreude on February 23, 2012 at 10:53 PM

Awesome post. +a gazillion

SparkPlug on February 23, 2012 at 11:01 PM

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Misery loves some company. Severely.

FlaMurph on February 23, 2012 at 11:04 PM

I have heard and read (not here) that Ron Paul’s ad’s against Newt in Iowa were much worse. Paul also ran the first negative ad against Newt in Iowa.

JPeterman on February 23, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Paul definitely hit Newt the hardest, but his attacks against Perry were no cakewalk.

Kataklysmic on February 23, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Ohh..I’m sorry..The GOP will betray you..:)

Dire Straits on February 23, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Does anything suprise you anymore, romneycare/paul. Next thing we’ll find out is Obama and romneycare are in cahoots so that Obama can get his second term.

Danielvito on February 23, 2012 at 10:57 PM

Wouldn’t it be funny if Obama, Soros, and Ron Paul are in cahoots? Hilarious!

Igor R. on February 23, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Paul definitely hit Newt the hardest, but his attacks against Perry were no cakewalk.

Kataklysmic on February 23, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Like I said, whoever is the threat to Romney at the moment.

Igor R. on February 23, 2012 at 11:06 PM

The land is on the way to Hades, gasoline prices will destroy the economy, jobs, food prices, flying, and all of life as people know it…and the fools talk about “contraception”, and “one word only”, as if they were onto some Einsteinian discovery.

CNN, spontaneously combust.

The contenders are all horrific.

Luckily only 4 million watched.

The others were out shopping, for pleasure, or for survival.

Soon all will be in the survival mode.

Welcome to America, JPeterson! The land is today inhabited by 75% of fools, 52% of absolute moochers, exploited by a few powerful looters, on both sides.

In a relatively free land, always, always, the populace deserves its ‘leaders’. May the fools be destroyed, and their progeny too.

Schadenfreude on February 23, 2012 at 10:53 PM

All-Time All-Thread Permanent Winner!

Who is John Galt on February 23, 2012 at 11:07 PM

Ohh..I’m sorry..The GOP will betray you..:)

Dire Straits on February 23, 2012 at 11:05 PM

ROTF. I was waiting patiently for this. You were a bit late with it today. No thread is complete with out it. (:

SparkPlug on February 23, 2012 at 11:07 PM

So Mittens aligns himself with a crackpot bigot anti-semite 9/11 truther in order to put away his opponents, and that’s supposed to make me want to vote for him?

Stu Gotts on February 23, 2012 at 11:08 PM

SparkPlug on February 23, 2012 at 11:07 PM

LoLz..:)

Dire Straits on February 23, 2012 at 11:08 PM

As long as condoms are free who cares what the price of food and oil are.

SparkPlug on February 23, 2012 at 11:08 PM

Ohh..I’m sorry..The GOP will betray you..:)

Dire Straits on February 23, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Dire, I know you aren’t a big Paul booster. What is your take on this? Is he running to win the nomination, for a seat at the table, or for something else? Put on your tinfoil hat for a minute.

Kataklysmic on February 23, 2012 at 11:10 PM

So, what’s Paul going to do if Romney offers the VP slot to Rubio? Because as far as I know, Kentucky is not a swing state.

EMD on February 23, 2012 at 11:11 PM

Wow, what is this, the 4th or 5th post about this?

Zaggs on February 23, 2012 at 11:11 PM

As long as condoms are free who cares what the price of food and oil are.

SparkPlug on February 23, 2012 at 11:08 PM

I love how the media are working hard to conflate having to pay for one’s own condoms with being forced to carry a child to term each time one has sex.

Kataklysmic on February 23, 2012 at 11:11 PM

With a pre-nup. Mitt keeps the cash, Ron Paul is supplied with fake eyebrows for life.

JPeterman on February 23, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Not a large expense.

Igor R. on February 23, 2012 at 10:48 PM

The ones he was wearing at the debate last night looked pretty good, I think they were a slightly darker shade.

slickwillie2001 on February 23, 2012 at 11:11 PM

Dire Straits on February 23, 2012 at 11:05 PM

ROFL

perfect

John the Libertarian on February 23, 2012 at 11:11 PM

I saw Mitt today. His ears aren’t that big at all!

Go Newt!!!

KOOLAID2 on February 23, 2012 at 11:12 PM

TOBY HARNDEN
The alliance is formed, probably for the viable sons future. Dr Paul is too old. Funny how all the barking against the establishment Dr. Paul has done. He is ready to deal make with the devil. Says a lot about his convictions. Or is he just trying to help his son who has a bright future. Denial is an odd thing. Why deny that which you are not guilty of?
Patrick Brennan
Yes, the question is why go after the least Conservative opponent? First off Dr. Paul is no Conservative. That should get you some traffic right there Allah. Dr. Paul doesn’t much care for Conservatives. It shows. Cuddling up to Mitt is, well, its just embarrassing if you are a Paul supporter.
Felicia Sonmez
Coordination early on, but how early on in fact. Stalking horse early? Dr. Paul has himself said he can’t or won’t make the Nom, little lone POTUS. Why is he in? What does he gain? Think about it what’s in it for him, knowing he won’t win.
KENNY COLSTON
A deal? I don’t think so, but I also have no proof. Its just a hunch. Mitt has run one of the nastiest campaigns ever. At least in the primary. Its taken atoll he has slipped. Shoring up by using Paul might work. It could also backfire. What is in it for Dr. Paul? This would certainly explain it.
Matt K. Lewis
A reasonable explanation. Mitt hurting with Conservatives. Would Paul on the ticket be enough? Maybe? At least I know what my QOTD song will be now.
Audio 1 Rush for a deaf guy has a decent ear for impersonations. Does a good Dr. Paul. Rush did in fact mention it briefly on his show a while back. I’m fairly certain he intimated it in an off the cuff way. Jokingly.
Audio 2 Laura with Perry. Newt!

I feel almost kinda bad for Dr. Paul supporters. Almost. For a long while many of us would kindly remind you Dr. Paul the Congressman was just a politician, not worthy of the God like status you had placed on him. We had given you names to research. We gave you counter points. You disregarded each and everyone out of hand. You blindly followed him and now you will excuse him again. As I finish typing this I am certain many of Dr. Pauls supporters will still be toting his water. Ask yourself this question. What the heII is the Baby Doctor turned Congressman doing hooked up with the likes of Mitt Romney. Just ask yourself that. He is willing to table his convictions to cover for a Party he doesn’t even believe is right much of the time. In a word is he a Hypocrite?

Bmore on February 23, 2012 at 11:12 PM

And when they tag-teamed Newt in Iowa, what was that?

Igor R. on February 23, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Damn good television…

JohnGalt23 on February 23, 2012 at 11:12 PM

Kataklysmic on February 23, 2012 at 11:10 PM

LOLZ!!!..No Ronulan here..I don’t what the crazy uncle is doing running at all..:)

PS..There is not enough tin foil or a big enough blimp to get me to back Doktor Paul..:)

Dire Straits on February 23, 2012 at 11:12 PM

Kataklysmic on February 23, 2012 at 11:03 PM

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I see your point. I did not mean to be insensitive, but Ive never seen him as viable, other than that he gives decent exposure to the Libertarian cause. I guess he feels he can win it.

FlaMurph on February 23, 2012 at 11:13 PM

This is ridiculous. It’s clear this is a rumor designed to garner sympathy for Santorum as the “victim” of a vast anti-catholic or anti-”true conservative” conspiracy or something. Paul has run negative ads against all the candidates, including Romney and did a money bomb targeting Romneycare.

Paul’s strategy has always been to pick up the delegates behind the scenes. He goes after whoever is the next rising star in hopes of blunting the momentum for any one particular candidate. That gives him the best chance of picking up delegates in an evenly divided field.

Firefly_76 on February 23, 2012 at 11:13 PM

Newt teaming up with Gov. Perry gives me a renewed hope in America.

evergreenland on February 23, 2012 at 11:13 PM

Welcome to America, JPeterson! The land is today inhabited by 75% of fools, 52% of absolute moochers, exploited by a few powerful looters, on both sides.

In a relatively free land, always, always, the populace deserves its ‘leaders’. May the fools be destroyed, and their progeny too.

Schadenfreude on February 23, 2012 at 10:53 PM

When I went home for Christmas holiday, I was reading and posting here. My entire family has now become addicted to watching this all play out, including my 90 year old gram and papaw.

I talk with the gram via Skype 3 or 4 times a week and I’m now recording what she says. She says we are being beaten down by all parties…..

Sound familiar?

JPeterman on February 23, 2012 at 11:13 PM

Ohh..I’m sorry..The GOP will betray you..:)

Dire Straits on February 23, 2012 at 11:05 PM

And now, as will Dr. Paul.

Bmore on February 23, 2012 at 11:13 PM

Quoting from Daily Mail and not under “Dude” post? This site is forever desecrated now.

sram on February 23, 2012 at 11:14 PM

So, what’s Paul going to do if Romney offers the VP slot to Rubio? Because as far as I know, Kentucky is not a swing state.

EMD on February 23, 2012 at 11:11 PM

If there is in fact an agreement in place, Mitt Romney is a sharp enough operator to know enough to keep his word.

JohnGalt23 on February 23, 2012 at 11:14 PM

John the Libertarian on February 23, 2012 at 11:11 PM

..:)

PS..I hope your vacation went well..Good to see you..:)

Dire Straits on February 23, 2012 at 11:15 PM

LOLZ!!!..No Ronulan here..I don’t what the crazy uncle is doing running at all..:)

PS..There is not enough tin foil or a big enough blimp to get me to back Doktor Paul..:)

Dire Straits on February 23, 2012 at 11:12 PM

Lol. I’m not asking you to back Paul. I asking you if you think it’s possible that Paul’s actions are meant to achieve some goal other than a Ron Paul nomination win in the Republican primary.

Kataklysmic on February 23, 2012 at 11:15 PM

And now, as will Dr. Paul.

Bmore on February 23, 2012 at 11:13 PM

Who, exactly, has Dr Paul betrayed?

JohnGalt23 on February 23, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Both Romney & Paul disgust me.

Connie on February 23, 2012 at 11:16 PM

Where are all the Dr. Paul supporters? Mortified, I can’t blame you.

Bmore on February 23, 2012 at 11:16 PM

So, what’s Paul going to do if Romney offers the VP slot to Rubio? Because as far as I know, Kentucky is not a swing state.

EMD on February 23, 2012 at 11:11 PM

.

People have been known to Retire. Thats not a bad thing. How old is Ronbo? 75ish ?

FlaMurph on February 23, 2012 at 11:16 PM

I see your point. I did not mean to be insensitive, but Ive never seen him as viable, other than that he gives decent exposure to the Libertarian cause. I guess he feels he can win it.

FlaMurph on February 23, 2012 at 11:13 PM

I don’t see him as viable either. However, I think his son is. I was just wondering aloud if his supporters who send him money are on board with him spending it help facilitate a Mitt nomination (If that is what he was ultimately found to be doing)

Kataklysmic on February 23, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Dire Straits on February 23, 2012 at 11:15 PM

It’s been awesome. And it ain’t over until Sunday! How’s everything?

John the Libertarian on February 23, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Besides, I think the Pauls know they cannot take their supporters for granted. Ron supporters are not automatic votes for Rand as VP. Many will find such politicking too unprincipled and would vote instead for Gary Johnson or the Constitution Party candidate.

Firefly_76 on February 23, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Maybe they like each other and are closer on economic policy issues than the other candidates. Santorum is a libertarian’s worse nightmare.

Or it’s some establishment scam to brainwash the poor conservative masses and crazy paulbots into continuing the illuminati’s power over American politics.

AHHHH THEY’RE BEAMING INTO MY HEAD NOW.

Kriggly on February 23, 2012 at 11:18 PM

JohnGalt23 on February 23, 2012 at 11:15 PM

If you are a supporter you tell me. He certainly hasn’t betrayed his son. Wonder if ole Lou Rockwell was in on this coup?

Bmore on February 23, 2012 at 11:19 PM

Both Romney & Paul disgust me.

Connie on February 23, 2012 at 11:16 PM

Santorum scares me.

Firefly_76 on February 23, 2012 at 11:19 PM

Kataklysmic on February 23, 2012 at 11:15 PM

I don’t think there is no conspriracy between Romney/Paul..:)

Dire Straits on February 23, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Ron Paul’s main concern is fiscal restraint. It must come as a well deserved shock to the unhinged ABRs on this site that Dr. Paul has so much respect for Romney.

Basilsbest on February 23, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Dante?

Bmore on February 23, 2012 at 11:20 PM

They should be deported to Maryland for this and forcefully gay-married.

Igor R. on February 23, 2012 at 10:45 PM

Lol. After the discussion we were having a couple nights ago, this is very funny.

RedCrow on February 23, 2012 at 11:20 PM

It’s been awesome. And it ain’t over until Sunday! How’s everything?

John the Libertarian on February 23, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Good deal..Everything is good for me..:)

Dire Straits on February 23, 2012 at 11:21 PM

Both Romney & Paul disgust me. Connie on February 23, 2012 at 11:16 PM

More importantly, you disgust me.

Basilsbest on February 23, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Everything is good for me..:)

Dire Straits on February 23, 2012 at 11:21 PM

That’s not what Rick told me. He said you are full of SATAN.

John the Libertarian on February 23, 2012 at 11:22 PM

If you are a supporter you tell me. He certainly hasn’t betrayed his son. Wonder if ole Lou Rockwell was in on this coup?

Bmore on February 23, 2012 at 11:19 PM

Lew Rockwell appreciates good politics as much as the next man.

And as much as me. Mortified? That ain’t exactly the word I’d be using…

JohnGalt23 on February 23, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Bmore on February 23, 2012 at 11:13 PM

LoLz..:)

Dire Straits on February 23, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Does anything suprise you anymore, romneycare/paul. Next thing we’ll find out is Obama and romneycare are in cahoots so that Obama can get his second term.

Danielvito on February 23, 2012 at 10:57 PM

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Those wild and crazy guys ! Next they’ll get SCOTUS to go in on their scam….. yeah , yeah……. thats the ticket.

FlaMurph on February 23, 2012 at 11:23 PM

If there is in fact an agreement in place, Mitt Romney is a sharp enough operator to know enough to keep his word.

JohnGalt23 on February 23, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Maybe, but Romney has shown himself a flip-flopper (abortion being the main flip) that Ron Paul better have something iron clad. Because if Romney stiffs Ron Paul for a more opportunistic VP, there won’t be too many tears shed in Republican circles over a betrayed Ron Paul.

EMD on February 23, 2012 at 11:24 PM

Mark Levin opened his show and spent about an hour on it. Very convincing argument (hey it’s the Great One) that both hate Conservatives.

Marcus on February 23, 2012 at 11:24 PM

That’s not what Rick told me. He said you are full of SATAN.

John the Libertarian on February 23, 2012 at 11:22 PM

lolz..I am glad that didn’t take center stage at the debate last night..:)

Dire Straits on February 23, 2012 at 11:24 PM

Ron Paul’s main concern is fiscal restraint. It must come as a well deserved shock to the unhinged ABRs on this site that Dr. Paul has so much respect for Romney.

Basilsbest on February 23, 2012 at 11:20 PM

His main concern is fiscal restraint and yet he hit Perry with both barrels. There’s a head scratcher for you.

Kataklysmic on February 23, 2012 at 11:25 PM

That’s not what Rick told me. He said you are full of SATAN.

John the Libertarian on February 23, 2012 at 11:22 PM

There are some pills for that….and they are free..
Obama said so..

Electrongod on February 23, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Well, this sounds plausible to me:

“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?

On the other hand, it could be much ado about nothing. The media has to sell its product, you know.

RedCrow on February 23, 2012 at 11:26 PM

Dire Straits on February 23, 2012 at 11:24 PM

So, do you think Mitt offered Ron head of the Fed? Wouldn’t that be a hoot?

John the Libertarian on February 23, 2012 at 11:26 PM

Maybe, but Romney has shown himself a flip-flopper (abortion being the main flip) that Ron Paul better have something iron clad. Because if Romney stiffs Ron Paul for a more opportunistic VP, there won’t be too many tears shed in Republican circles over a betrayed Ron Paul.

EMD on February 23, 2012 at 11:24 PM

I don’t think that’s the way you play politics at that level. Ideologies are one thing. Ideologies, after all, don’t have sons in the US Senate who could make your first term agenda a living nightmare.

Ideologies don’t. But Ron Paul does.

JohnGalt23 on February 23, 2012 at 11:26 PM

Both Romney & Paul disgust me.

Connie on February 23, 2012 at 11:16 PM

More importantly, you disgust me.

Basilsbest on February 23, 2012 at 11:22 PM

You disgust me for disgusting Connie who disgusts Romney & Paul.

SparkPlug on February 23, 2012 at 11:27 PM

With a pre-nup. Mitt keeps the cash, Ron Paul is supplied with fake eyebrows for life.

JPeterman on February 23, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Two or three pair? Jesus he’s like 100 now.

Lanceman on February 23, 2012 at 11:27 PM

Obama said so..

Electrongod on February 23, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Now there’s a sight for sore eyes. What up, EG?

John the Libertarian on February 23, 2012 at 11:27 PM

Basilsbest on February 23, 2012 at 11:22 PM

You disgust me for disgusting Connie who disgusts Romney & Paul.

SparkPlug on February 23, 2012 at 11:27 PM

Heh. +7

Percent

Lanceman on February 23, 2012 at 11:28 PM

Bmore on February 23, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Is this a circus or a rodeo.

RickB on February 23, 2012 at 11:28 PM

BOR is on his anti-free enterprise rant against oil companies again tonight. The man is a colossal moron. On this topic he lines up with Maxine Waters, and both are to the left of little Bammie.

slickwillie2001 on February 23, 2012 at 11:28 PM

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