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Ron Paul Speaks: 'No' on Romney

More than a year after his surprisingly strong early run for president, the Texas Republican declines to endorse Romney -- or Obama -- for president.

Ron Paul Republicans aren't the only people leery of Mitt Romney. Ron Paul is, too. 

The Texas Republican congressman has pointedly refused to endorse his party’s presidential contender. Speaking on CNBC, Paul argued that neither he nor President Barack Obama would make necessary cuts to public spending that would avert a fiscal catastrophe.

“No,” the iconoclastic Libertarian bluntly told CNBC’s “Futures Now,” when asked about whether he was prepared to endorse Romney. He said the former Massachusetts governor and the president are both captives of similar interests.

“Both within the establishment where they need the Federal Reserve as lender of last resort to make sure that you take all the risk in the world,” Paul said. He linked the Fed — his favorite foil — and the Washington political establishment together as part of a “one party system” that refuses to make necessary but difficult choices to cut spending.

In August, a survey showed Republicans in Iowa cautious about Mitt Romney’s chances of defeating President Obama in next month's general election. A big part of the reason may be the former Massachusetts governor's failure to win over Ron Paul supporters, who constitute a significant portion of delegates headed to the Tampa convention.

An Op-Ed from Jane Aitken, founder of the NH Tea Party Coalition titled "Paul Ryan is no Ron Paul."

Paul finished a strong third in the Iowa caucuses behind former Sen. Rick Santorum and Romney.

Pirmigrin October 16, 2012 at 09:39 PM
Ron Paul has addressed the earmark issue many of times, here is a example (which makes complete sense) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWTyHbGcUQY. You all will have to excuse Mr DelBacco he is a NeoCOn, and has stated his disdain from Mr. Paul numerous time before.
Ronnie DelBacco October 16, 2012 at 09:50 PM
I'm well aware that RP wants to abolish the fed, but since it isn't going to happen under a Romney or Obama administration then the next best hopw would be to have someone like RP in charge of it. At least then he can reign it in. I voted for RP in the primary election over McCain. I've read RP's book and considered him seriously this time as well. However, he isn't going to win a write in campaign and so we need to choose from those who at least have a chance to win and who allign the closest with ouir beleifs.
Ronnie DelBacco October 16, 2012 at 09:52 PM
Pirmagrin, You couldn't be more wrong. But thanks for the reminder. I haven't been called a NeoCon in awhile.
Eddie Barker October 17, 2012 at 01:14 PM
Ronnie DelBacco, you're a NeoCon. That's twice in one week. You're welcome.
Pirmigrin October 17, 2012 at 09:19 PM
Its true, ive read the letters to the Express, the comments on here and your entire absurd platform when you ran for school board. Your a Glenn Beck "libertarian"/NeoCon.

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