What Romney owes to Rand (and Ron) Paul - Posted by Judge Nap to FacebookSubmitted by Cirocco on Tue, 09/11/2012 - 09:40
Article posted by Judge Napolitano to his Facebook page
NY Daily News: If Mitt Romney wins the presidency this November, Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky ought to be one of the first people he thanks.
The essence of Romney’s debt to Paul — a favorite of Tea Party tax cutters — lies not in his pledging to be a tireless surrogate for the GOP nominee on the campaign trail this fall, though he has and he will.
Rather, Romney’s sense of gratitude will owe to nothing other than Paul’s mere being: Romney should be thankful that Rand — an ophthalmologist who won election to the Senate in 2010 — followed his father, Texas Congressman and erstwhile Republican presidential contender Ron Paul, into politics. For Rand’s very existence as a senator, and one with a rising national profile and presidential ambitions, is the only thing preventing Paul père from endorsing a third-party candidate or mounting his own independent run.
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