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Ron Paul: I ‘Have Not’ Decided If I'll Vote for Romney

[ ABC News: ] Ron Paul, who is still technically running for the Republican nomination, says he has not decided whether or not he’ll vote for Mitt Romney.

“I have not made a decision,” Paul told Fox Business Network’s Liz Claman and David Asman.

When asked what he thinks about Romney as a candidate for president, Paul responded, “Compared to whom? He certainly offers different things than the current president. But the current conditions make it rough for anyone. They are going to have a very though job.”

Paul and Romney reportedly struck up a friendly rapport on the campaign trail, The New York Times noted in February.

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jaseed's picture

Add this

to ecard71's listed three Anti-Romney ads done by Ron Paul 2012:
RE: Iran, Israel, foreign policy, NO ONE BUT RON PAUL 2012

"My aim is not to pass laws, but to repeal them".
Senator Barry Goldwater, Senator Rand Paul
and others.

“The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time: the hand of force may destroy, but cannot disjoin them.”

– Thomas Jefferson

vote not the same as an

vote not the same as an endorsement...endorsement is telling others to pick the lesser of two evils, which is worse than just making a strategic vote. Having said that, if I did a strategic vote it would be for Obama.

Ventura 2012

I have no plans to vote for O

I have no plans to vote for O or Rom BUT...I do agree with you that strategically, O would be a better bet. 4 yrs of him to 8 yrs of Rom...that is the lesser of 2 evils there.

The bummer is that they are

The bummer is that they are almost certanly working out the details of what a Ron Paul endorsement is worth and whether it's worth the price. We're just in the bargaining phase.

Obviously Rand's endorsement wasn't too hard to get.

And did they pay extra for him to use the word "HAPPY"? I almost smashed my television.

"Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty." - Thomas Jefferson
"Annoyance is step one of thinking"
"We're all in the same boat, it doesn't matter if you like me"


Maybe Romney should decide if he's going to vote for Paul, just in case...

i think ron paul is going to join us the grassroots after this,

after he leaves congress.. he let out some hints during one of the recent interviews that it's an internet-based project.. i can't wait to see that. i think he knew all along that fundamentally it's going to come down to the ground level. politics isn't going to catch up in time when things really hit the fan.. and i concur. in a sense, he is descending to the front line, rather than going further back, and i can't wait for the next chapter for the paul movement. paul is still going to be carrying the flag, obviously. it's just not him to go live as a hermit after 40 years of going after the establishment. that's probably why he's halting his staff hiring and saving that 2.6 mill for the next project.

I don't agree

I KNOW Ron Paul is going to continue to support, endorse, and educate Ron Paul Republicans on committees, running and holding Republican political offices.

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Jesse Benton Isn't Going Anywhere Except The Refrigerator

Lose some weight FATTY!

signing off on the "Masturbation-Fest" that is Daily Paul.com

I am signing off on the "Masturbation-Fest" that is Daily Paul.com

When I look back- I knew that supporting the Demopublican/Two-Party System didn't feel right. = AND YET I didn't follow my gut.
I used to LOVE Ron Paul, but now I hate him.
I take solace in knowing that when a person betrays himself they are not long for this world.
Ron Paul is an old man. I guarantee you that being a traitor is going to way heavy on his heart. It will wreak havoc on his health. He took a dive and everybody knows it.

good luck finding your perfect

good luck finding your perfect angel from heaven who rideth down upon a gleaming white steed adorned with golden horse shoes and a tail spun of silver.


He just wanted a candidate to OPPOSE Mitt Romney

And so did I.

But Ron Paul would not do that.

Was it really so unreasonable for Ron Paul to go after Mitt Romney in the same way that he did Rick Santorum, and like he also did with the 2007-Frontrunner Rudy Guiliani-?

Ron Paul won those battles.
But he just walked away from the key 2012 battle, and he didn't even try.

Didn't even try?

you're seriously saying Ron Paul didn't try, when he's been fighting a steep ass hill fight against the mainstream establishment, and has managed to change the hearts of so many, including yours truly? I admittedly am a bit confused at his statement, because I honestly can't imagine RP even entertaining the notion of voting for slim like Romney for more than a nanosecond, but to say that he didn't put in any effort just screams ignorance, sir. Or ma'am. Whatever.

"There is no creature on earth half so terrifying as a truly just man."- Varys

"Winter is coming."-House Stark


He never tried at any time to really Campaign directly and clearly against Mitt Romney, and take him down.

He succeeded in taking down the 2007 Frontrunner Rudy Guiliani, and went hard after Santorum, Bachmann, Gingrinch, etc. But he never once tried to fight what was the whole key 2012 battle (Romney).

He always just treated Romney with "kid gloves" and neutrality, and that is indeed NOT TRYING! The whole point of 2012 was to go after Mitt Romney, and he made no effort to do that.

You are either blind or living in a cave

From Ron Pauls Official youtube channel.

Calls Romney Flip Flopper and Architect of Obamacare

Calls Romney Flip Flopper

Hits Romney here for supporting bailouts.

November 6th 2012 I voted for Dr.Ron Paul
"We must remember, elections are short-term efforts. Revolutions are long-term projects." ~ Ron Paul

good luck finding that angel

good luck finding that angel


DR. Paul

is playing the media like a fiddle, this is excellent! Maybe he'll endorse next week, or the week after, or after that....he knows how this works.

"Endless money forms the sinews of war." - Cicero, www.freedomshift.blogspot.com

Actually RP said

“I have not made a decision,”

Not too long ago he also answered "NO WAY" when asked if he would endorse Romney.

The media is always trying to pin Dr. Paul down and then sensationalize his comment. He is too smart to play the media game. Much smarter than most of them! Way to go Ron Paul.

"In December, Newt Gingrich said he would not vote for Paul if the Texas congressman became the GOP’s nominee." Well, there you have it, and his opinion is worth so much?

The question is not will Ron Paul vote for Romney

The real question is



Blood is thicker than Water

It's becoming clear that Ron Paul does not want to attack Romney anymore - Ron Paul does not want to ruin Rand Paul's or Jesse Benton's political fortunes. Blood is thicker than water. Now it's up to Ron Paul's supporters to continue the attack on Romney.


He never attacked Romney period.

He always treated Romney with neutrality, and "kid gloves".

There never was an attack on Romney.

That's was the whole problem here!




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BS Meter just went to 100%!

You have not a freaking clue.

The convention will surprise EVERYONE except for you CS supporters!

Semper Fi!


1976-1982 USMC, Having my hands in the soil keeps me from soiling my hands on useless politicians.

same article also says RP cannot be nominated

"his supporters have fallen short of reaching the delegate threshold necessary to make him eligible for the GOP presidential nomination at the party’s national convention in Tampa,"

It doesn't even say what the question was, just gives a 3 word response with no context.

So the whole article is disinfo trash. Never mind what it says Paul said.

A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.
-- Muhammad Ali


Ron Paul promised not to campaign against or endorse opponents of republicans, when he ran for his Republican seat.
Just like Rand Paul promised to endorse the Republican Nominee.

Ron endorsed Chuck Baldwin

Ron endorsed Chuck Baldwin for president in 2008, a non republican. do you have any evidence proving the assertion that ron promised he would never oppose a gop nominee?

I remember that too

I am not sure if played with the wording of that endorsement or what, But I remember him saying something about making a deal with Republicans about who he can and who he can not endorse.

Why doesn't Ron Paul say

Why doesn't Ron Paul say he'll vote for Gary Johnson? They do have differences on illegal immigration and abortion, but on just about everything else they agree. Particularly on the need to greatly cut federal spending, stay out of foreign wars, and restore the Bill of Rights.

What race?

Ron Paul never campaigned against Mitt Romney. And he shutdown his Campaign right away, once he had driven all of Romney's GOP rivals from the field. "Mission Accomplished".

He is clearly not in any race at all against Mitt Romney, and his behavior proves that he never has been. That should be obvious to everyone by now. His own son even endorsed Romney.