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Ron Paul Speaks: 'No' on Romney

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

Ron Paul Republicans in Iowa are not 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.

See: Aide to Michele Bachmann Files Criminal Complaint Against Ron Paul Supporter

“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 Red Iowa survey showed Republicans in the state 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.

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

BugsPotter October 15, 2012 at 06:27 PM
President Paul isn't just saying No to Obamney, shills; he's also saying No to Rombama. So take your false left-right-DEM-REP paradigm propaganda and cram it up your a** because no one's buying it except your other collaborating shills and traitors to the Republic such as yourselves. Much appreciated, thank you.
ObserverNH October 15, 2012 at 10:44 PM
Kick him out? It should be the other way around. He supports the platform better than they do... and that is the problem. Why do you people get this backwards all the time? Why should he be loyal to a party that doesn't even abide by their own platform? Ron Paul is For sound money, less taxation, no crony capitalism or deficit spending. He's for constitutional defense, not undeclared wars. And he's for personal freedoms. He's also pro-life. Show me a republican, least of all Romney, who supports these things? Romney can't even TALK about them.
ObserverNH October 15, 2012 at 10:47 PM
Well said Tim! Ron Paul is more republican than 99% of all republicans out there.
ObserverNH October 15, 2012 at 10:49 PM
So tired of the 'right wing extremist, racist' nonsense. BLAH BLAH BLAH... It's the constitution buddy, and it's our government, and we are a republic, not a subject of the UN, so there.
ObserverNH October 15, 2012 at 10:50 PM
Why would we do that ? We are the original tea party constitutionalist conservatives and we are more republican than the republicans.

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