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What would it take for Ron Paul to endorse Romney?

• by Thomas Mullen

TAMPA, April 7, 2012 – GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney continues to win primaries and Ron Paul still won’t go away.

Part of the reason is that the Paul campaign understands the primary process and knows a little history. Romney’s support is lukewarm, while Paul’s actual delegate total is dramatically understated.

As Robert Wenzel points out, Paul is a lot like Warren Harding. Harding went into the brokered 1920 convention with only 6% of the delegates, but emerged as the party’s nominee. Harding won the general election in a landslide and took a very non-interventionist approach to the Depression of 1921.

Free market economists cite Harding’s refusal to intervene in that crisis for the quick recovery that followed.

So, there is no reason not to take Ron Paul at his word when he says that he is still in the contest to win the nomination. Still, speculation persists that he has made a deal with Romney for an eventual endorsement.

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Comment by Venancio Tan
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 My sense is that Romney is rich and would want every American to vote for him if possible. So he would rather give Ron Paul money JUST TO STAY AWAY FROM HIM. Even just a mention of Ron Paul's name close to any candidate is already a kiss of death.

Comment by Powell Gammill
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What would it take for Ron Paul to endorse Romney?

Marijuana, alcohol and maybe a little LSD.