"Ron Paul Should Be Respected, But Not Elected" - Prep talk to supporters on mittromney.comSubmitted by Shawker on Wed, 03/28/2012 - 16:06
Saw this a few days ago. Not sure if it's been posted before. It was written before the Iowa caucus.
With Ron Paul gaining in the polls, it seems appropriate to give him the credit that the mainstream media wants to withhold. By Romney’s own admission, Ron Paul’s ground game and ability to inspire his supporters is to be respected; I would even say admired.
...Few politicians today have been as consistent, outspoken, or controversial as Ron Paul. His “Plan to Restore America” lays out bold cuts to federal spending, regulation, and oversight and is definitely resonating with potential voters especially when we consider how much Obama has increased federal spending since taking office. More and more people seem to be waking up to the fact that we are well on our way to financial and social ruin, due to a runaway government.
...The bottom line here is Ron Paul is largely right regarding what eventually needs to happen; but until Romney has an opportunity to create the climate that those changes can happen, the consequences of Paul’s implementation almost guarantee a blowback by the 50% of Americans whose lives will be immediately impacted, and there will be nowhere else to turn but to the first politician promising to restore federal benefits and then some!