Utterly absurd. If anyone doesn't attack Romney, they must be in a conspiracy?
The amazing Romney-paranoia of pundit imagination has truly run amuck on this
I can't say I care for this much. I don't think I would vote for Romney even if
Paul was the VP. I would have to vote Nader or whoever the Libertarian candidate
ends up being.
I love how any reporter can state an opinion saying there's an alliance, and
bingo, you have an alliance. If it's on the internet, it must be true, right?
Mitt Romney did not escape Congressman Ron Paul on Wednesday. He was against
the answers of Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, and Newt Gingrich. He gave his
answers against our education system, that the Constitution does not authorize
Federal control of schools. Ron Paul was against the other ideas for Syria and
Iran, saying that Russia ended the cold war because it was bankrupted by the
fight and that is what is happening to us. There is no evidence Iran has
nuclear bomb capabilities ahead. He was against the other ideas on
contraception saying the problem is not the pill; we have a morality problem,
not a pill problem. Ron Paul showed He had courage to end wars and
not get into them unless through the Congress as dictated by our constitution.
None of the candidates escaped Ron Paul on Wednesday's debate in Arizona.
I think too much is being played with this. Whatever so-called gentlemen's
agreement there may be, it would not be surprising since that happens all the
time. During the debates, Rick Perry provided cover for Newt Gingrich and makes
no effort to deny he is in favor of the "not-Romney". You could even
argue he is working covertly for Rick Santorum. To make this sound that some
secret agreement has been struck smacks of some conspiracy theorist from
looney-ville. Let the process play out and ignore those "anyone but
Romney" journalists who have to find some excuse derail a possible Romney
CAAZFR--Then again it could be as simple as Paul knowing he won't get the
nomination and preferring Romney over Santorum because of a better match-up in
November with Obama. There is no conspiracy to that--just being pragmatic.Hopefully, Paul's supporters will be as pragmatic--and soon.
Ron Paul and Romney appear to get along rather well because they are both polite
people. But they are miles apart on policy. Romney sees no problem with the
Federal Reserve parasitizing our pocketbooks and Ron Paul does. Romney is a
chicken hawk and Ron Paul isn't. Romney has gotten sucked in by the demagoguery
of Republican televangelists and confused it with conservatism. Ron Paul
hasn't. Romney is OK with annihilating the right to due process and Ron Paul
isn't. Romney isn't serious about the debt. Ron Paul is. Romney is all over the
place, changing his mind back and forth to gain electoral traction. Ron Paul
has been consistent for 30 years in office and won't compromise his principles
to get elected.Trust me. There's no deal.
ROFL. It would seem that Santorum is the tin-foil hatted conspiracy theorist,
lol. And heck, these journalists have never bothered to understand the least
thing about Ron Paul. The more they claim to know what he is planning the more
absurd and ignorant they appear. Basically, Santorum has this
entitlement mentality in which he feels Ron Paul should create and pay for all
the anti-Romney ads that Santorum can't afford. And Santorum realizes that only
Paul can go after Romney from a position of integrity. Santorum can hardly make
ads accusing Romney of doing the same stuff that he has done, so he wants Paul
to do damage to Romney so he can then swoop in and reap the ill-gotten rewards.
But Paul isn't in this campaign to win it for Santorum. Santorum will have to
best Romney on his own merits -- and Paul will go after his opponents when it
suits his own campaign's interests -- not Santorum's. Sheesh.
Critics reading too much into the debate.
What fun! I loved it! Ron Paul was doing himself and Romney a favor. Loved
hearing all the pundits today. This is going to be good.Santorum
could not speak a fluent sentence last night. He was flustered. Paul is always
the most fun. Gingrich was very cheeful! Romney is starting to loosen up!
Pundits you are doing him a favor. Go Mitt!!
Mercy, those pundits can sure make up some primo theories.
I'm for a Romney/Brewer ticket. Intelligence and guts.
Rush Limbaugh predicted a meeting of the minds between Republican presidential
candidates Mitt Romney and Ron Paul back in January but kept it to himself. Now
that there is considerable speculation it might be a reality, he says he regrets
his silence. Limbaugh noted during his radio show that he wrote his friends an
email last month speculating that Romney and Paul may have struck an alliance to
set up either the Texas congressman or his son, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, for the
vice-presidential slot if the former Massachusetts govenor became the GOP
presidential nominee. Limbaugh said that, in debate after debate, it was clear
that the two candidates never rip into each other. Paul attacks everyone who
happens to be the front-runner but never seems to go after Romney and Romney
never goes after Paul. The partnership is all speculative, but it's clear
there's a hands-off policy with Romney and Paul, Limbaugh said, noting it will
be interesting to see how Romney supporters would handle the possibility of a
Paul vice presidency. Rush: "I Predicted a Romney-Paul Tag Team"?.
Not Glenn Beck?. The sky is falling now.RUN FOR YOUR LIFE.
IF this is true it is good. Paul has a wonderful domestic agenda and obviously
he and Romney are not at odds with it.
Romney needs Ron Paul to win.If no accommodations are made for Ron
Paul, Romney loses the election against Obama. The Republican party has been
sufficiently cracked with Ron Paul Republicans that could swing third party.Republicans, time to understand what the Federal Reserve is, what
monetary policy is, and start becoming literate in the works of Locke, Hayek,
Von Mises, and Austrian Economics. If you continue to not bend on the issues,
the Republican party will continue to fall.Time for some real
"Ron Paul doesn't need Romney .... he's WAY above Romney."Apparently not. Paul has a sizable number of supporters, but he is the only
one who has not won a primary or a caucus. I wouldn't be completely opposed to
a Romney/Paul ticket. In fact, Paul could pull Romney back onto the strait and
narrow conservative path when he starts to go down the forbidden paths of big
government, and Romney can keep Paul's feet on the ground when he start floating
into the stratosphere of foreign policy.Either way you look at it,
it's a lot better ticket than a community organizer and a court jester.
As long as it is NOT a Romney/Paul ticket
The essence of Ron Paul is the reconciliation of two philosophies that aren't
always that easy to reconcile, social conservatism and libertarianism. Mitt
Romney is weak as a social conservative, and is the polar opposite of a
libertarian. Alliances require some common ground, and there is absolutely none
between these two men.
What about the Obama Santorum alliance they seem to be ganging up on Romney?Gingrich and Santorum alliance? Gingrich is pulling back in Michigan to
try and put Santorum ahead. If Santorum can't play with the big dogs
he better go home.
Shocking that a candidate would dare attack anyone but Romney. Either you are
against Romney or you have a "secret pact with him". Lame stream
media scores another brilliant discovery.
For better or worse, the Magic 8 Ball has made more decisions for more people
than the president and congress combined. Days away from a must-win primary
in his home state of Michigan, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney did not
turn in a strong enough performance during the Republican presidential debate
Wednesday to sway the vote, now RNC/GOP skeptics holding out for late-entry
hero to save 2012. Obama's 2013 budget is a proposal to triple the tax rate on
corporate dividends which now stands at 15 percent, a move that would have a
severe effect on retirees. Obama is proposing to raise the dividend tax rate
to the higher personal income tax rate of 39.6 percent, according to the
Journal. The rate jumps to 41 percent with the planned phase-out of deductions
and exemptions and then hits 44.8 percent with the 3.8 percent investment tax
surcharge in RomneyCare-Obamacare. Of course, the White House wants everyone to
know that this new rate would apply only to those filthy rich individuals who
make $200,000 a year, or $250,000 if you're a greedy couple. You know
thereâs either a spoken or unspoken deal between Romney and Ron Paul ).
This is the sort of thing nobody in the media likes to talk about in Utah but
everybody in the game knows is going on.
ron paul, well his position in the photo pretty much shows he should be licking
his wounds and going home. gingrich is a volcano ready to erupt, santorum not
enough experience and doesn't know when to smile and stop talking. romney is the
leadership our country needs. obama has twisted our mighty country into a
pretzel and we are crumbling.
It's a lot of fun watching these people cannibalize one another.But
in the end, there's not one of them worth voting for.
How about the lack of Ron Paul media? Vets marched on DC the other day and
nobody has covered this ... saw the video on youtube but not on a news site
yet.Ron Paul doesn't need Romney .... he's WAY above Romney.
Forget about the Romney/Paul alliance. How about the Obama/Media alliance. That
deal is anything Obama says it good for the country and if there is anything
negative then just don't report on it.
I had to chuckle- I just don't see Laura Ingraham and Rick Perry as a
"meeting of the minds."
Last night's debate showed to me that even though these divergent men have their
own beliefs, their principles sort of came together. However, Santorum would
have been sunk without the evangelical support that came to him fortuitously due
to Parry backing out at the time. Santorum never was in the evangelical camp
but politics makes strange relationships happen.In the debate last
night, Mitt appeared to have more responses directed toward the Tea Party than
Santorum did. Santorum was defending his actions for non-Tea Party actions he
did as a Senator and Congressman. Ron Paul knows what it is like to be a
Conservative at least in some of his beliefs. Republicans are not just one size
fits all. That is good but the Democrats want to polarize everything to make it
a one size fits all for their policies. People aren't that way. The
Republicans accept more diversity, in actuality, than the Democrats. Democrats
want a square peg for a square hold, etc. That is why there is a problem with
the process for the last 3 years as this President doesn't realize the United
States of America has citizens and others from all nations of the world. When
we lived in the Philippines we had a person visiting and she heard that we eat
with spoons, forks, and knives. That night when we had hamburgers from the
grill, she tried eating her hamburger with a fork as she hadn't been around
Americans. There is variety and healthcare and bailouts of companies is not
normal, sort of like eating a hamburger with a fork. You can't force some
things on people, even if it is for their own good. With our form of
government, it can take years to do something. However, with the bailouts and
healthcare bill, those types of things the President wanted in 10 minutes or
less. He put too much pressure on Congress and the Senate to do their part in
such an intricate procedure that affected hundreds of millions of people, now
and the future. Mitt is striving to show the Tea Party
conservatives that conservatives come in a variety of packages, not just
evangelicals, constitutionalists, economy and education conservatives, etc.
Mitt really could use some help. He would like the country to vote for him but
this weeks budget he put forth has little thought put into it for the average
American.A report released Thursday by the bipartisan Committee for
a Responsible Federal Budget, however, projected that Romneyâs plan,
adjusted for the lower tax rates announced this week, would add $2.6 trillion to
the national debt over the next decade. What doesnt he get?
It is not an alliance. Paul simply does not NEED to waste valuable time and
money attacking Romney when EVERYBODY else is doing it for him. Romney has been
attacked constantly since the minute he stepped into the ring. The others are
virtually ignored until they appear to contenders. They are the only ones that
require additional attacks. Romney has been contantly attacked
by: -Main stream Christians insisting he is not a Christian at
every opportunity. -Gay marriage proponants who likewise oppose his
religion. -Obama and the white house--including direct referances in the
State of the Union address to Romney comments. -Liberal pundits and
democratic committee people. -The liberla media (also focusing much on
slandering his religion). -Every Republican opponant, especially Newt and
Santorum who can hardly be interviewed without attacking Romney. -Most
Fox News programs, who do not let a day go by without decieving the public into
believing that nobody supports Romney's policies or qualifications. Accordig to
them, ONLY the so-called "establishment" Republicans support Romney
and that is ONLY because they assume he is the inevitable candidate or the only
one that can beat Obama. (except in Nevada where Fox says they support him ONLY
because they are Mormons.)All Paul needs is to knock out the runner
ups to Romney. Everyone else will take care Romney for him.
Then again it could be as simple as Paul knowing he won't get the nomination and
preferring Romney over Santorum because of a better match-up in November with
Obama. There is no conspiracy to that--just being pragmatic.
Since there's not enough news to report, let's invent some. That's job security
for pundits and journalists. Hey, maybe they have an unspoken deal
Everytime Santorum does poorly he claims some sort of Romney conspiracy. If he
gets sick anytime soom I'm sure he will blame it on the Romney camp.
This looks good.