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Jesse Benton: "We're looking potentially for Ron to be the vice presidential nominee”

“Benton denies that speculation (as does Romney) and dismisses a possible prime convention speaking slot as ‘window dressing’."

‘It's something we'd like but it's not terribly important to us," he said. ‘We're looking potentially for Ron to be the vice presidential nominee...we're not looking for easy concessions like a speaking slot.’ He says the campaign would also push for a cabinet position for Paul or major changes to the party platform.”


It sure would be nice to hear Ron Paul's take on this... now everyone thinks Ron Paul is not going to settle for a measly speaking spot... he wants something bigger like a VP slot or a cabinet position.

Here’s Benton on video clearly saying SHORT of a nomination there are various things that could be negotiated for. And one of those things that he clearly said could be negotiated for, besides cabinet positions for Ron Paul supporters, is “the VICE PRESIDENCY.”


Now in the next video Benton doesn’t mention anything about the vice presidency. But he does say something about Ron Paul supporters when he says there’s a CHANCE that Ron Paul supporters might come Romney’s way if Romney talks to them.


And here we have Bruce Fein on radio, Ron Paul's senior policy advisor... he says that Ron Paul will “negotiate for policy positions, cabinet positions, VICE PRESIDENT RUNNING MATE in exchange for delegates who… support Ron Paul….”

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Jesse Benton is a non sequitur.

For historical purposes, this 2012 story is being made a "read only."



why is this post even up??


The article first

The article first says..."winning the nomination is our goal". So yeah, if you can't win, why wouldn't you take the vice presidency or an important cabinet position. This post is right out of the msm contortionist play book.

Id vote romney-paul vs. obama

Assuming ROmney resigned ;)

I would not!

I would rather see Paul share a ticket with Gary Johnson than any of the other dirt bags he is sharing the republican race with! Then at least i could vote with a clear conscience! I will never vote for any of the others even with Ron or Rand on the ticket!

I lost respect for Jesse Benton

in 2008. He doesn't use his brain that would be too hard for him.

If this was true....

...that Jessie said those exact words in your second paragraph....you can bet your life the media would be ALL OVER this "story".


The main stream media isn't covering this. Simply stated they don't have audio recorder or video proof that Jessie said those things.

And yes, he has said things that would support your claim but without the media throwing this in our faces on live TV, then you can assure that the creator of that article is nothing but a newb that CBS doesn't even find credible to pick up on his "story".

But don't doubt my resolve in wanting someone booted out of Ron Paul's team of advisors....if something like this were true. That's my view of things.

Ok, he has had three days to

Ok, he has had three days to say that he was misquoted, and we have heard zilch from him. You are in complete denial. Benton needs to go.

I heard Ron Paul will ask

I heard Ron Paul will ask Mitt 'two face' Romney to be his VP.

Huh? Where did you hear that?

paul has never said he was going to ask his two-faced friend to be his vp.


Only way I would remotely

Only way I would remotely consider voting for Romney if paul was vp is if Paul basically told romney that ok you did your job now we know what the people want and those who voted for you can go back and watch msm And expect to be lied to again and those who voted for me well we plan on changing a few things. You can go on vacation now and if we have any run ins with the establishment your job is to look nice and let them know everything is alright.

Plus if Ron Paul was to make the desicion to be vice president than he would be able to do a lot for this country. But yea our main goal is to get him to president and continue to grow.

Bentons job is to get Ron Paul in the white house. Mainly as president but vp is something to plan for. Ron Paul would be the last one to agree, there is no problem with people "wanting" ron Paul as their vp it just means they like him and support him, in a way that's a good thing. That Romney wants Ron Paul as vice president.

We know the establishment sure

We know the establishment sure as hell does not want Ron Paul as vice president! So let's only consider this option. And know that if Ron Paul decides to do it we will know it won't be because the establishment want him to it but because he will be trying to change the GOP and America for the better.

Don't even entertain this idea.

How is it a good thing that the far-flung leftist Romney, wants Paul as his vice president?

How in the world is anything about that a "GOOD" thing again!??

It should be the worst ever scenario, as a matter of fact. The entire Tea Party dislikes Romney and their terrible policies with a passion. Its obvious why.

I don't even know if people could stomach him if he got rid of the Fed. Romney is Obama #2, no matter what position he takes.

The analogy of

The analogy of people/grassroots who support Ron Paul will eventually support Romney is nonsense.. End of story..

Apparently, some don't agree...

that paul supporters can't be co-opted and conned. CNN Erin Brunett is one of those people that thrills at the thought of paul supporters being heartbroken - she is also cfr and pro-fed.

From quotes of benton and fein and maybe others, it appears they may not believe you or believe you can still indirectly support romney and stick with gop.


Why do I need to listen to

Why do I need to listen to anyone on who should I support!? I fully support and voted for Ron Paul because I researched about him and become aware of his platforms. If Ron Paul is not on the ballot for President for GOP or third-party, I'll stay at home! I do kind of favor social welfare, but I'll compromised that in exchange of world peace and saving this nation.. So, why would I stay with GOP!? LOL

Ron, Jesse

Don't believe a word Mitt says. I wouldn't trust him one bit. He'll make all kinds of promises and never deliver. I hope he's wiser than that.

Nice to get some speculative input.

Surely Benton and Fein must have known that what they were saying was going to be heard by Ron Paul supporters. What would be some of the possible reasons they would want Ron Paul supporters to hear this?

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace."
Jimi Hendrix

Great discussion point...

You really have your analytical hat on! Good for you, but too bad you won't get much love here for being thoughtful.

Good question, I don't know. Maybe they don't want to shock with whatever announcement they will be making soon or want to ease in some things they are planning or want to get some message out.


"won't get much love here for being thoughtful."

Yes... I suppose that's why I posed a "thoughtful" question instead of giving "thoughtful" input... Thoughtful input gets a lot less love around here than thoughtful questions. So I thought I'd expose someone else to the risk of being unloved for some thoughtful input. Rather spineless of me.

Well seeing that we are up against some pretty powerful forces, I mean there is a multi-trillion dollar counterfeit operation at stake… and some other multi billion dollar goodies… you’d think that with so much at stake that there’s a lot of these goodies flying around in all different directions…. If ya know what I mean.

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace."
Jimi Hendrix

Thank you so much for the

Thank you so much for the additional links. For those of you who STILL think our support is being pimped out by the likes of Benton and Fein, you must really be living in candy land.

"our support is being pimped out "

Did you mean to say, "those of you who STILL think our support is NOT being pimped out"?

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace."
Jimi Hendrix

The elite are just so worried

They are trying to see what would be acceptable to Ron hoping he would take something lesser to try and stop him from getting the ultimate prize. I think we are kicking their butts in delegates, so much so it has them very afraid. They keep tightening the screws but it isn't going to work, We are going to own from what I am reading.

They see the crowds he is drawing as they scramble to figure out how to stop him and us. I think they would rather get Paul to bite on some other position with less authority or they will try to get some kind of implication of corruption with the deal making. If I understand correctly that is not legal.

We will see in the end. If there is a open/brokered conv. We have a very good chance.

"The more you understand everything, the more you can understand anything."

Plus, Rand Paul just got up on T.V. and dismissed this entirely.

If he or they were even CONSIDERING such a thing, they well know the Tea Party would not stand for it.

This is a rumor planted by the same lame-stream, entertainment based media that works for the Federal Reserve, folks.

Its a quote from a campaign advisor taken completely out of context. Rand Paul just openly admitted there has never been any deal. They were just talking about "what ifs", something that every campaign do all the time.

Better believe that Dr. Paul would NEVER accept Romney on the team for any reason. Even if he dropped the Federal Reserve, there would be a heck of a lot more that Paul would want dealt with then that.

If Ron is VP to Romney... I

If Ron is VP to Romney...


I support Doctor Paul, whatever he decides.

I support Doctor Paul.

Fire Romney .

Benton is a nobody. This nonsense friendship with Romney - that is why all this talk of alliances and deal are taking place.


It' been reported that I was seriously ill - it was another man.

It has been reported that I was seriously ill -- it was another man; dying -- it was another man; dead -- the other man again...As far as I can see, nothing remains to be reported, except that I have become a foreigner. When you hear it, don't you believe it. And don't take the trouble to deny it. Merely just raise the American flag on our house in Hartford and let it talk.
- Letter to Frank E. Bliss, 11/4/1897

Ron Paul for President, 2012.

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I support whatever RP

I support whatever RP decides. He has earned whatever the hell he wants. But I don't believe this is true.