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Sun Feb 26, 2012, 10:35 AM

Romney's spokesman (ie. Ron Paul) : Santorum is "desperate".

MT. PLEASANT, Mich. - Ron Paul on Saturday laughed off remarks made by fellow GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum earlier in the day speculating that Paul and Mitt Romney have a backroom running mate deal going.

"I don't know what all that meant," Paul chuckled backstage of a rally he held here at Central Michigan University. "No, we've never had a conversation, anything like that ... but he's a family person, I've known him for five years, so it is a little bit different. But I don't agree with [him on] hardly anything, probably."

Santorum has openly speculated that Paul and Romney are working together. He vented his frustration at multiple events on Saturday that "in 20 debates, Ron Paul never attacked Mitt Romney." During last week's debate in Arizona, Santorum said, "I felt like messages were being slipped behind my chair."

Paul admitted to reporters that he's never "volunteered" an attack on Romney during a debate, but said he "answered the questions when they asked me." He said Santorum's sudden gripe about the issue shows that he's "desperate."

more: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-57385332-503544/ron-paul-santorum-is-desperate/


It,s clear Ron Paul is now in the tank for Romney. I assume they have some deal worked out.

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Response to DCBob (Original post)

Sun Feb 26, 2012, 10:56 AM

1. when the Ron Paul supporters realize this, they're going to be pissed

they have inordinate faith in their hero, in fact he appears to be selling them out. What he's getting from Romney we might find out much later.

Just an example: he called Newt a chickenhawk, and he's 100% right, and it's a powerful attack, even more powerful since Ron Paul himself is a veteran. But Romney's at least as much a chickenhawk as Newt is, so it makes no sense that Paul didn't level the same attack against Romney. Why spare Romney?

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Response to Enrique (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 26, 2012, 11:04 AM

2. Good point.

I suspect most of them cant stand Romney.

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Response to DCBob (Original post)

Sun Feb 26, 2012, 12:21 PM

3. I think Paul is just fighting for the Tea Party vote

& his main competitor is Frothy.

The Money Guys will never let Paul win--he's not only nuts, but he doesn't like wars, drug laws & bailouts, all of which have powerful lobbies behind them.

So the only game Paul has left is making life difficult for Santorum.

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