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President Romney could not demand the resignation of Vice President Ron or Rand Paul

Prove to me that I am wrong.

If that is the case.

The VP could have a bully pulpit in opposition to the President without being under any threat.

I have been reading threads that insinuate that the Paul's would be traitors to the movement if they accepted the VP from one of the three other neocons in the race.

I think it would be the best thing in the world.

Except for President Paul that is.

God Bless.

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Yes I would vote for Ron Paul.

I would vote for Dr. Ron Paul even if it was:
or even if Obama called him up and needed him to win and it was Obama/Paul
A foot in the door is better than his retirement.

I vote for Ron Paul no matter what office he seeks.

I doubt having Ron Paul on the ticket will help Romney much. But at least Dr. Ron Paul would be on the stage until November before retiring, if that be the will of God.

The problem is that a lot of

The problem is that a lot of us, including myself, wouldn't vote for that ticket.

Ron Paul defines himself in

Ron Paul defines himself in one word: CONSISTENT !!

30 years of consistency and now he would do a compromise?
No chance!
He would harm the message of liberty by pollute it with some silly kind of compromise! THats not what he wants.
Great men, evil or good, thnk in terms of more than one generation. Its all about a clean unpolluted message of liberty

good, better, Paulaner (--> german beer)

Someone made a really good point.

Romney has no firm beliefs that Paul would have to conform to. Only the other way, Romney would have to conform to Paul's beliefs to achieve a cohesive platform.

They are prepping conservatives to now be against "Obama's war" in Afghanistan.

And remember, the revolution doesn't start and end with the Pauls. Having a position on the scale of even VP will inspire even more people to get involved, get into politics, especially if and when they see the Pauls treated unfairly and silenced even more.

I Used To Think Romney Had No Chance

But if gas prices keep rising, I'm not so sure.

The problem, as I see it, is that the VP doesn't have much of a pulpit. How often do you hear Joe Biden speak?

"Bipartisan: both parties acting in concert to put both of their hands in your pocket."-Rothbard

Remember Cheney? I'm not

Remember Cheney?

I'm not saying any of the Pauls should accept a VP, but the VP can have extraordinary influence.

I Had Forgetton Cheney

If Romney were willing to be a puppet president, with Paul calling the shots, I'd take it. But it would be a hard sell for Paul to convince me and others that would be the case.

"Bipartisan: both parties acting in concert to put both of their hands in your pocket."-Rothbard

Are you kidding.

Let's just take the campaign in the general election.

Paul is not going to bend.

Mitt really hasn't taken a hard position on the FED or Civil Liberties.

Mitt would have to take Paul's positions.

Let's take foreign policy.

You can't win if you are saying one thing and your vice president is saying another. Guess who wins?

Ron or Rand Paul won't be

Ron or Rand Paul won't be Romney's VP for several reasons, the most obvious being that Romney WILL NOT beat Obama if he's the republican nominee!

BUT if Mittens were to ask either Paul to be his running mate AND if one of them accepted, then no, Romney could not force either to resign once elected. The presidential nominee gets to pick who he wants to run with him, but once elected, the vice president can't be forced out by the president; he's an elected official of the government just like the president. Of course he could 'dump' him for someone else when he runs for re-election I guess. But there's no way this is going to happen. Ron Paul will not be Romney's puppet.

The ONLY republican that will beat Obama is Ron Paul. Any other nominee will NOT get the votes of Ron Paul's supporters. If Dr. Paul is not the nominee, I will either write him in for vote for Gary Johnson on the libertarian ticket in November.

Paul could force Romney into positions that could ...

possibly garner enough independents and liberals to win the election.

It's possible. Not likely. But possible.

And Romney really, really, really, really, really really wants to win.

This is fantasy

There is, and NEVER will be, a "President Romney".

It's President Paul or none at all!

Give us clear vision, that we may know where to stand and what to stand for - because unless we stand for something, we shall fall for anything.
~ Peter Marshall, US Senate Chaplain 1947

The party gets to pick the Presidential candidate.

But the Presidential candidate gets to pick the VP.

Just go back to 2008 and remember what the party establishment had to say about McCain's choice of Palin.

I think Mitt could pick a Paul if he sees that as his only chance of beating Obama.