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Hannity / Politico: Rand Paul Endorses Mitt Romney


Politico reports:

The endorsement came in an appearance on "Hannity," a little less than 24 hours after the elder Paul acknowledged in an email that his delegate total is "not enough to win the nomination."

Romney embraced the endorsement in a press release, calling Rand Paul a "leading voice in the effort to scale back the size and reach of government and promote liberty."

Official Press Release on Mitt Romney.com

Mitt Romney today made the following statement on receiving the endorsement of Sen. Rand Paul:

“I am honored to have earned the endorsement of Rand Paul. Senator Paul has been a leading voice in the effort to scale back the size and reach of government and promote liberty. Over the past three and half years, President Obama has made government more and more of a presence in our lives, and Americans can’t afford four more years of the same failed policies. As President, I will reform the federal government and make it smaller, simpler, and smarter. I am grateful for Senator Paul’s support and look forward to working with him to get America back on the right track.”

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I don't know

if I can vote for anybody yet. Let me know if you come up with someone. Perhaps we should write in Justin Raimondo.


Gary Johnson is very anti war. The only 2 major areas where he and Dr Paul differ is with the drug war and taxes. Gary Johnson wants to legalize pot, but have it taxed, and the rest of the hard drugs (heroin and crack) he wants to treat it as a medical issue rather than criminal. With taxes, he wants to have the fair tax, not just eliminate the IRS. With these areas, I am with Ron Paul. These areas are what makes Dr Paul my first choice. If Ron Paul is 100 times better that Mitt Romney, Then Gary Johnson is 98 times better than Mitt Romney. This is just my take. I have posted a few videos in regards to Gary Johnson below. I don't want anyone to think I am here to only promote Johnson, I am only bringing him to the attention of everyone here as a back up plan in case Ron Paul does not win at the convention. Writing a candidate in will only either be ignored, or be challenged in court, and probably lose if the NEO cons get a Judge that they want. Just something to think about.




RE: Johnson

Maybe I'm spoiled by the perfection of Dr. Paul's policy of "all troops home from everywhere now," but it is hard to get behind Johnson's "we have been in Iraq too long" (not the Constitution prohibits all such incursions from the outset"), "we need to share more of the world military burden in alliances" (not the Constitution prohibits entangling alliances), etc. Still, I probably will wind up voting for Johnson if Ron should wind up not getting the nomination.






Disgusted! And can't be trusted!

We Are Not Sheep Remember

I am guilty myself of not thinking things though.This is just more sheep politics as usual and just more evidence of what we are up against,And especially what Ron Paul and family are up against.

Almost there, only 25 more votes to reach the magic #1144

Only 1119 negative votes on this post. Of course these negative votes are from delegates of course. Unfortunately 1144 delegates are needed to win the nomination in Tampa. Best to just give up and not proceed with a brokered convention. Why is Dr. Paul giving up? Because if he uses his delegates to become Vice President he will become a traitor to the R3volution. Heard it a thousand times. Very sad.



Dont know about that

Is it Just me??

Or does Rand look like in the beginning of the interview that he is about to do something that he doesn't want to do? You think he was forced to say this for some reason? Because his reasons for "supporting" which is a vague term to me are really lame (such as families are similar??) and one is inaccurate about romney supporting the audit of the fed. I just wonder if he is being framed, bullied, or something else.

They have some dirt on him I bet.

The only explanation for this is they have dirt on him, a sexual tryst with pictures or something. Why else would Rand deliver a triple whammy to our movement? His hand is being forced, I'm sure. He's hoping we are smart enough to realize it, perhaps? Let's get back in the fight.

Google Jeremiah Denton

The 1966 TV broadcast was famous.

Free includes debt-free!

Rand was pressed...

.. but he used the FOX show time very well. See my comment below.

It is not just YOU. You see the body language very correctly.

Ron Paul ... forever.

Good point.

The block of time spent on family issues at the expense of serious issues that never get discussed is classic for no-issue substance-candidates, like when Herman Cain discussed his favorite ice cream, and the news anchors thought that made Cain "a different kind of candidate." That is just the kind of candidate MSM wants.

I'm going to bump this video

Cuz it's just that damn important. EVERY RON PAUL SUPPORTER NEEDS TO SEE THIS!

This video should help answer any questions Ron Paul supporters may have about the recent turn of events. If you agree, please share it widely! The truth is out there now.. will you listen?


Even More Hardcore Needed

Let's not fool ourselves - The Rand Paul endorsement of the deplorable Romney is a victory for the establishment. Enough sugar coating the situation. What do we do when the enemy scores a victory? Simple, we get more hardcore. We need to ramp up the fight on all fronts.

Delegate Front.....
None of the delegates are bound, so we need to campaign outside the convention for Romney/Gingrich/Santorum delegates to switch to Ron Paul. Let's keep fighting for every single delegate.

Message about Civility...
Dear establishment, go fuck yourself. Is that civil enough for you. Oh, Jessie Benton, you can join them. WE WILL NOT BE CIVIL IN AN UNCIVIL SYSTEM, ONE THAT PROMOTES TORTURE, WAR, POVERTY, AND TOTALITARIANISM. THE GOP IS A MAJOR PART OF THIS MOST UNCIVIL SYSTEM.

And PLEASE don't let any delegate get discouraged.

If we were to lose in Tampa because 3 discouraged delegates didn't show up, we are going to be very disappointed with ourselves. Delegates are unbound, and we can still swamp the Establishment.

No offense ladies, but need separate men from the boys.

Hopefully delegates won't be discouraged by the attitude of those who claim to be in the R3volution. So many here, if they don't get things their way will give up all ground that has been gain for self pride. Instead of criticizing Ron Paul and Rand Paul, they should be out becoming delegates or at least find out who are delegates and take action at that level. If we can't have the presidency, then we should get Dr. Ron Paul the Vice Presidency, if not the vice presidency then at least take over the party. There has to be a plan B. But some people here prefer to be childish and would rather hold their breath thinking they will get things their way. This is a game, a game of hard ball, it's not easy, but all of us should at least pretend to have fun as Dr. Ron Paul has said over and over again; Have fun! Laugh at those who are confrontational, it will expose them for who they really are, and never stoop to their level.

I know not what course his

I know not what course his son may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death.

Freedom! Forever!

haha maybe a pro wrestling style family drama is being made?

so Rand betrays father, Ron vows to fight til the death and disowns his son, maybe someone shoots a blank at ron and he goes to "the hospital" where Rand doesn't visit. Ron recovers proving his vigorous health and stresses that liberty lovers join his Florida party. Ron is not invited to speak at the convention but Rand is. Rand comes out to speak and tells the TRUTH. He talks about the disgusting elements of the Republican party that have tried to get him to join their side. And he exposes Romney and the bilderbergers, etc. in the speech of the century where he disowns his endorsement of Mittens and says what our country needs now is a true conservative that will follow the constitution, not the corporations. it would be a speech that leaves the convention chanting "President Paul, President Paul" after which the doctor walks up on stage and gives his son an embrace before addressing the standing ovation with more of the truth! laying out clearly before the crowd how romney is exactly like the obama that they claim they are trying to get rid of...

... Rand, you've got a chance to join your father in sainthood, DO IT!!!! (and if you seriously disagree with your father on some of the big issues, please: just ask him to explain to you why you are wrong)

Now it's time to move on and WIN!!!

Rand Paul is not Ron Paul and we shouldn't care what Rand does. Don't let this take your power away from you. Ron Paul stated earlier that we don't have enough delegates. Well, lets go to work everyone. Those delegates are unbound. Go after them! There still is time.

As far as I am concerned Rand is just another politician that happened to endorse Romney. There were many that did. So, why is he so important? This does not change anything. Other than it became a huge distraction for many of us. You can bet this kind of distraction was exactly what Romney was hoping for... that we would all become so discouraged that we would simply give up, or lose our momentum for getting more delegates. So, lets go out there and recruit those delegates!

"The Price Of Freedom Is Eternal Vigilance."
Thomas Jefferson

Below is from Darren one of

Below is from Darren one of my facebook friends and a fellow LOVER OF LIBERTY.....please pass his message far and wide........

Darren Motise
URGENT: The greatest thing any of us can do for this movement right now is to support the class action federal lawsuit currently being filed. Don't let the Rand Paul issue distract us from this great grassroots opportunity. This is our finest moment and our chance to rock this convention at its very foundation. It is time to DEMAND our voting rights back and change the course of convention history. It is still very much possible Ron Paul could be nominated, provided we get more delegates in Tampa, because the delegates WILL be unbound. They were always unbound, according to FEDERAL LAW. And the convention is subject to federal law, since it is a public event. Federal marshals can enforce the law right on the floor.

Many of us supporters listened to the incredibly thorough conference call Wednesday night. I cannot express my complete astonishment over the efficacy of this great plan. You all MUST become aware of its purpose. They are filing Monday, and a 9th Circuit judge (the BEST kind for causes of liberty) is extremely likely to rule that all delegates MUST vote their conscience according to federal law. This has nothing to do with "Rule 38" or any hypothetical situation. It is a matter of FEDERAL LAW. We have been duped for far too long and the truth is now coming out. This legal action represents the grassroots efforts at its most diligent. Take all your frustrations and hopes and channel them into this constructive joint effort. The more affidavits submitted the greater our chances of success. Anyone who has had an experience of election fraud or intimidation of ANY kind needs to sign on as a plaintiff by submitting their account. The website will explain everything. Find the link on "Lawyers for RP" group.

For those who missed the call, I urge you to learn about what is happening right now. Some of the greatest lawyers for our cause are working without pay to get federal law to ORDER the RNC to allow delegates to vote freely. It is illegal to bind delegates. This IS a fact. All delegates should sign on to protect themselves at the convention. It is also possible that the judge will order a reversal of some of the damage already done, time permitting. However, the judge is expected to order the delegates to be unbound, according to extremely lucid laws. The lawsuit is on a fast track to be passed. This lawsuit is the greatest news of the whole campaign period. LEARN ABOUT IT!! The attorney's name is Richard Gilbert and additional information is on his page as well. Don't spend any more time on the Rand issue! Just make sure every supporter knows about this lawsuit, which IS being filed. The delegates have a moral and legal responsibility to vote their conscience. Spread the word FAST. The claim is being filed Monday morning.


Saw this coming.

Saw this coming.

It seems as if some have not seen this video

or maybe forgot about it. Might be time to watch it again.


Don't just watch actually listen to what it is saying. Have an ear to hear people.

Politician vs. Statesman

Rand Paul is a politician, Ron Paul is a statesman. This has been readily apparent all along. A true statesman is an exceedingly rare thing and it makes no sense to revile Rand for being unequal to his father. The Liberty movement will benefit from clever and wily politicians like Rand. Think of restoring the Republic like building a house; Ron Paul is the master builder/architect and Rand is one of many laborers sawing and hammering away. The key thing to remember is that ours is a MASSIVE task. This campaign is just the very beginning. We can't afford to waste time with the infighting and friendly fire. Just because Rand has endorsed Romney doesn't mean a damn thing. Instead of criticizing Rand, let's focus our ire on the corrupt establishment bosses who thwarted Ron Paul in state after state.

One of the penalties of refusing to participate in politics, is to be governed by inferiors ~ Plato

the word endorsement was not used - till Politico?

Rand made an announcement about his "support" for Romney.

But really? For me Rand was stumping in his father's campaign to enlarge Ron Paul's base with the ignorant masses that watch Hannity. That's why it was done on Hannity. Rand spoke only about Ron Paul - as a father and about his platform. In comparing Romney and Paul families he made Ron Paul a regular guy - not a Libertarian extremist anymore as presented by MSM.

One - zero for Ron Paul campaign that isn't.

And Mitt even thanked Rand in writing for doing this. :)

Ron Paul ... forever.


people mindlessly bought into the whole ron paul presidential thing, he had NO CHANCE, and if he did win through the delegate strategy it would've been labeled as "stealing an election", the media would demonize him, the economy will crash in the next few years (hyperinflation) and it would seem really bad for the liberty movement to have a libertarian in the white house while that happens, not only that but he could not do much due to the bought out congress, Ron Paul ignited the idea, we have to work hard and actually go into congress to change things, Rand Paul is still a friend of liberty, check his youtube page, check his voting record.

To Dr Paul (I know you read this Blog)

I have your back as do millions of others in this movement. We will never stop fighting. NEVER!

Fire all the Judas’ and reorganize.

We are not here to spread a message we are here to win. Without the ability to bind delegates the Romney campaign will lose. This is why they are so desperate.

I love you more now than I can ever express and more than you could ever understand. Now dust yourself off and get ready to fight!

URGENT : Lawsuit Against GOP : Will Be Filed On Monday 6-11-12

URGENT : Lawsuit Against GOP : Will Be Filed On Monday 6-11-12

Source: http://wtpnetwork.com/blog/35/lawsuit-being-filed-against-gop/