Granger, you are delusional. Here is what he said about Romney on CNBC the other day.
"Most of the people who are in the freedom movement would be surprised as I've indicated I would be if we saw a dramatic change in a policy because we have been seeing this for a long time, and we've come to a conclusion that the two parties aren't all that different, and the debate won't be very much involved in true differences of a philosophy, and if you wanted a real debate they probably should've had the Green Party and the Libertarian Party. Now that would've been real excitement! Make these two guys answer to two other people who are thinking about a different way of looking at things. Instead we have two individuals who are really status quo and aren't challenging the status quo, and have not really anything new to offer."
Yep, sure sounds like he only has two differences with Romney. I guess you believe that Romney is now against the Patriot Act, NDAA, wants to eliminate the income tax, department of education, department of energy, homeland security, tsa, guantanamo bay, legal tender laws, the minimum wage, unemployment issurance, foreign aid, the drug war, and keep eliminating everything until the government is only involved in the judicial system, police, and military. Yep, it is just the war and the Fed where Ron Paul differs from Romney.
He also said this specifically when asked what Mitt would have to do to get his support.
"His foreign policy was the policy that disturbed me the most. He was much more aggressive on where the troops should be and what we should do overseas... If he changed it, I would think, wow, maybe I should reconsider. If he came out and said not only do we need to audit the Fed, we need to stop the Fed from monetizing our debt, and stop being the central economic planner for the whole country, if he started saying those things, I would think, well, maybe he had an epiphany, and maybe I should start talking to him some more, but that's not going to happen."
Here is a quote from Ron Paul from the fox interview.
The reporter asked who he was going to vote for and Ron Paul said, "I haven't decided yet, or at least I've decided not to announce it."
Then the reporter pressed further asking if he really hadn't decided or if he just wasn't going to tell them. Ron Paul responded, "In a way about voting for somebody, I obviously haven't announced in support for Romney, so that means that's very unlikely, and I don't think anybody thinks I'm going to vote for Obama. So it's back to that frustration level in not seeing a dramatic choice in how the system works."
When asked what Romney could do to gain his support, Ron Paul said, "Bring the troops home, and quit this preaching of a foreign policy where he wants to expand our presence overseas... So foreign policy would have to change, and he would have to give more than token support for a token audit of the Federal Reserve. He would have to say there is something wrong with central banking and economic planning because that is the reason we have so much difficulty in the economy because of the Federal Reserve policy. So the likelihood of hearing that is very very slim. And maybe saying how would you balance the budget! In our campaign we had a precise plan of cutting a trillion dollars in the first year and balancing the budget in three years, but we're in this tremendous crisis and neither one of them is going to say anything about maybe we ought to cut something. There is no proposal to cut actual money. It is always this tinkering around with these massive automatic increases and the American people are starting to wake up and realize it is all fiction."
He made it clear that he is not going to vote for Romney or Obama. Unless you believe Romney is going to have a major philosophical change, and means it, in these last 4 weeks. I don't care what he thinks of Gary Johnson or if he will vote for him. That has no bearing on anything I've been saying. I'm only concerned with whether he will vote Romney, and we have gotten our answer.
It is clear Ron Paul will not vote Romney, just like he didn't vote McCain, Bush II, Dole, or Bush I. So that means if you believe that anybody who doesn't vote for Romney hates this country and the constitution, and is voting for Obama by default, then you are saying those things of Ron Paul because he isn't voting for Romney. Sorry to have to explain that to you, but you're the one who made those asinine statements.
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