HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Ron Paul adviser: 'Of cou...
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Thu Mar 15, 2012, 02:04 PM

Ron Paul adviser: 'Of course' we'd trade our delegates to Mitt Romney for putting Rand on the ticket

THU MAR 15, 2012 AT 11:00 AM PDT
Ron Paul adviser: 'Of course' we'd trade our delegates to Mitt Romney for putting Rand on the ticket
byJed Lewison

TIME:
The Texas Representative might also be enticed, says campaign chairman Jesse Benton, by the prospect of serving as a presidential adviser, a Cabinet position for someone in his orbit or “perhaps a vice presidency.”
Not for himself, but rather his son. Rand Paul, the junior senator from Kentucky and a Tea Party icon, is expected to launch his own White House bid in 2016. Being on the ticket now – or even being mentioned for it – would be a helpful step. Says one Paul adviser: “If you’re talking about putting Rand on the ticket, of course that would be worth delivering our people to Romney.”

http://swampland.time.com/2012/03/14/why-ron-paul-may-cut-a-deal-with-mitt-romney/
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/03/15/1074699/-Ron-Paul-adviser-Of-course-we-d-trade-our-delegates-to-Mitt-Romney-for-putting-Rand-on-the-ticket

17 replies, 2440 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread

Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Mar 15, 2012, 02:07 PM

1. At least Ron Paul admits...

 

He isn't in the race to win the White House

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to surfdog (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 15, 2012, 04:06 PM

13. At least Ron Paul admits...

As grand as his reputation is for being single-minded and resolute in his views, he'll enthusiastically sell out his principles for self-interest...

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Mar 15, 2012, 02:09 PM

2. Jesus H. Christ, dewd!

 

How many threads do you start in one day?! Do you have a job? If so, pray tell me what it is. I am sitting here not getting paid to post and you are all over this board like a cheap suit.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to naughty nina (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 15, 2012, 02:26 PM

7. naughty nina...kpete is a treasure to us. Tread lightly.

And welcome to DU.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to naughty nina (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 15, 2012, 02:53 PM

8. Not enough, D.U. would be enriched if she posted more.

However my take from your cynical post is as a possible sign that you are getting paid, sent here to disrupt.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to naughty nina (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 15, 2012, 03:09 PM

10. A pointlessly unfriendly post for one so new DU. Really what do you care who posts how often?

Thanks for another interesting post kpete!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to naughty nina (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 15, 2012, 03:48 PM

11. Why would that be of concern to you? kpete is a valued member of this community and her posts

are "musts" for many of us. Perhaps you got on the wrong bus coming over..

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to naughty nina (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 15, 2012, 04:17 PM

15. Please, pray tell, do tell why you care?

You are peculiar in your questioning. It has nothing to do with the content of the post.

Perhaps you have an opinion on that?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Mar 15, 2012, 02:10 PM

3. We will LONG for the halcyon days of the Sarah Palin VP candidacy if that freak

Rand Paul somehow gets on the ticket.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to bullwinkle428 (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 15, 2012, 02:11 PM

4. Why is that?

 

Long for somebody who drags the ticket down like Palin? Or long for somebody as suited to the position as she was?

From the Republican perspective, just about anybody would be a step up from Palin. They aren't going to make that mistake again.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RZM (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 15, 2012, 04:01 PM

12. Because unlike her, my concern is that there are enough

suckers out there that might actually take him seriously.

Like Michael Moore said last night, Obama won with a total of 53% the first time around. Do you think that perhaps 3% of that original 53% might feel unsatisfied in one way or another? That would be all it would take to tip the scales.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Mar 15, 2012, 02:18 PM

5. So, we'll have another generation of Paul's losing POTUS nomination campaigns.

A fine tradition.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Mar 15, 2012, 02:20 PM

6. oh please please please do this. pleaaaaase?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Mar 15, 2012, 03:00 PM

9. Called that months ago.

.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Mar 15, 2012, 04:07 PM

14. Someone explain to me how this shouldn't be illegal...

Yes, I know it isn't and is probably played out by both parties, however how this isn't illegal is beyond me.

I'm open to understanding why it should be...

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Mar 15, 2012, 04:34 PM

16. Well, now we know how ideological Paul really is. (hint: he's not)

Ron Paul has the most ideological base of supporters in this GOP primary. I find it ironic that Paul is willing to sell his son to the highest bidder and completely sell out his supporters. It's not money -- it's his own son.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Mar 24, 2012, 03:11 AM

17. I was in Kentucky during the KY congressional primaries and general election

 

I believe Paul would do this. Not for his son but for the connections his son would make to further his father's monetary and political wealth.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread