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The Romney/Paul Alliance as Explained by Krauthammer!

If you have been wondering, as I have, why the two front-runners in the Republican primary are attacking everyone else except each other then look no further. The recent remarks by Charles Krauthammer explain everything.

I have been asking for some time why Ron Paul is working to get Mitt Romney elected. My suspicion was that Ron Paul had realized that he didn’t have chance of winning. So, he decided to make a deal with Romney in order to get some position in his administration. The VP slot seemed an unlikely prize, but maybe Ron Paul would get a cabinet position or something else.

When I saw the headline of a recent video with Charles Krauthammer proclaiming that Ron Paul has brought libertarianism out of the wilderness, I thought it might give some insight. Since I know that Krauthammer is a strong Romney supporter, I thought this might be a further confirmation of the Mitt Romney and Ron Paul collusion. Instead, I found that Krauthammer explained what Ron Paul is trying to accomplish:

He has a stable, energetic constituency. He’s not out for the presidency. He’s 76, he himself said he doesn’t see himself in the Oval Office. He is the leader of a movement. Or as he said last night, the cause. He is now the champion of a cause on the up-swing. He is going to stay in the race. He is not going to drop out. He’s going to end up in Tampa, with perhaps the second most delegates. He will be like Jesse Jackson was in the ’80s among the Democrats, and Buchanan was in ’92, leader of the eternal opposition. The man who brought libertarianism out of the wilderness — all those pathetic third-party runs — into a position at Tampa where he can negotiate for changes in policy and speaking role perhaps even on prime time. That is a historic achievement.

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January 12, 2012 at 12:36 pm Comments (0)

Is Ron Paul Really Just Trying to Help out Mitt Romney?

Here’s a crazy thought: What if Ron Paul is only in the race to help Mitt get the nomination? That probably sounds almost as insane as a Ron Paul conspiracy theory. However, today in New Hampshire, ABCNews reports that Ron Paul is doing just that.

Since Iowa, Mitt Romney has become the clear front-runner in the republican race. Not surprisingly, Mitt is receiving a new level of attacks, much as Newt did in Iowa. The one person who is not attacking Mitt Romney is Ron Paul. Why?

Just a week ago, Mitt Romney and Ron Paul teamed up to run millions of dollars in ads to take out the then front-runner, Newt Gingrich. However, now Ron Paul is defending Romney from his attackers. The strategy certainly makes sense for Mitt, and perhaps Ron Paul knows he would never have a chance at winning the presidency. Is there something in it for Ron Paul if Mitt Romney wins?

Come to think of it, I don’t recall any attacks from Ron Paul on Romneycare, and I definitely thought the recent New Hampshire debate exchange below to be odd at the time. In the video, Mitt defers to Ron Paul as the expert on the Constitution. Maybe the idea isn’t so crazy after all.

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January 10, 2012 at 6:32 pm Comments (0)