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U.S. News: "Ron Paul Still Not Endorsing Mitt Romney, Refusing to Withdraw From Race"

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 Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul says he still hasn't made up his mind whether to endorse presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney. This is causing considerable angst among Romney supporters and making it more difficult for Romney to present a united front at the Republican National Convention in Tampa next month.

"I have not made a decision" about backing Romney, Paul told Fox Business News.

Many Paul supporters are libertarians who don't consider Romney sufficiently conservative, and an endorsement by Paul could be seen by them as an act of betrayal.

Paul, who is retiring as a GOP representative from Texas, technically remains in the presidential race even though Romney has locked up the nomination. This refusal to withdraw is causing some hard feelings among party regulars, many of whom don't want Paul to be given a speaking slot at the convention.

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Comment by Ed Price
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I know an old guy. Fought in WWII. Was wounded in the War. Tough old guy. Not all that big. Actually, rather skinny. Throws heavy wood pallets into the back of his pickup.

He'll tell you right out. The republican Party ain't the Republican Party. Romney ain't the Republican Party.

If you are ever going to draw a line in the sand, you gotta draw that line. If you don't, you don't... and you lose your honor and your credibility.

This old guy is only 5 years older than Ron Paul. He and Ron are a thousand times more honest, a thousand times smarter, than any Romney/Obama team.

This is the time to switch the nation to something that is honest and right. And you can't do it by betraying the principles that you live by. Throwing your weight behind crooks isn't principle.


From So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish by Douglas Adams:


[An extraterrestrial robot and spaceship has just landed on earth. The robot steps out of the spaceship...]

"I come in peace," it said, adding after a long moment of further grinding, "take me to your Lizard."

Ford Prefect, of course, had an explanation for this, as he sat with Arthur and watched the nonstop frenetic news reports on television, none of which had anything to say other than to record that the thing had done this amount of damage which was valued at that amount of billions of pounds and had killed this totally other number of people, and then say it again, because the robot was doing nothing more than standing there, swaying very slightly, and emitting short incomprehensible error messages.

"It comes from a very ancient democracy, you see..."

"You mean, it comes from a world of lizards?"

"No," said Ford, who by this time was a little more rational and coherent than he had been, having finally had the coffee forced down him, "nothing so simple. Nothing anything like to straightforward. On its world, the people are people. The leaders are lizards. The people hate the lizards and the lizards rule the people."

"Odd," said Arthur, "I thought you said it was a democracy."

"I did," said Ford. "It is."

"So," said Arthur, hoping he wasn't sounding ridiculously obtuse, "why don't the people get rid of the lizards?"

"It honestly doesn't occur to them," said Ford. "They've all got the vote, so they all pretty much assume that the government they've voted in more or less approximates to the government they want."

"You mean they actually vote for the lizards?"

"Oh yes," said Ford with a shrug, "of course."

"But," said Arthur, going for the big one again, "why?"

"Because if they didn't vote for a lizard," said Ford, "the wrong lizard might get in. Got any gin?"


"I said," said Ford, with an increasing air of urgency creeping into his voice, "have you got any gin?"

"I'll look. Tell me about the lizards."

Ford shrugged again.

"Some people say that the lizards are the best thing that ever happened to them," he said. "They're completely wrong of course, completely and utterly wrong, but someone's got to say it."

Comment by Jack Jones
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Paul it's all over Romney has more than the 1144 delegates need and you barely have 115. Staying in you are helping obama don't you realize that??Forget about the campaign dollars you receive from the US government get real. Rand is supporting Romney do you know what election this is? It's not for a representative from the lone star state of Taxas.

Comment by Ed Price
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Who knows if the GOP acted honestly while overseeing which candidate received the delegates? However, one thing is certain. The Republican Party is not anywhere near the conservative group that it was a few decades ago.

Ron Paul is conservative. He is in favor of bringing the nation back to the things that work. He is in favor of stabilizing the nation using tried and true practices that have worked for people for thousands of years. Ron Paul is in favor of bringing true and real stability back to the people.

So what is left to say about the reasons that Ron Paul might not endorse Romney, ever?

Vote for Ron Paul 2012. If he is not on the ballot, write him in. And record the event with you cell-cam.