"A wise and frugal government which shall restrain men
from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government."
(Thomas Jefferson)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Why is Ron Paul helping Mitt Romney?

This is no shock as some of us figured out some time ago that Paul was helping Romney which is annoying his Paulbot supporters to no end.  In fact, some have actually turned on him now with their finally waking up to the fact that Paul has sold out to Romney.  Is Paul the one who got Michelle Bachmann to be the vicious attack dog against Rick Perry for Romney.  Beginning to look like that is why she went after Perry so hard as she has been a supporter of Ron Paul in the House.

Now for the $64,000 question -- what does Romney have on Ron Paul or what has he promised Paul because this makes no sense at all.  Philosophically they are not close so what is the reason for Paul when he was cheated in Nevada and now in Maine by the Romney camp to still support Romney?  After learning that the Super PAC of Romney is headed by Larry McCarthy who did the Willie Horton ad against Dukakis, I would believe anything.  

This follows along with the details of Tim Pawlenty paying off his campaign debt for 2012:

Former Minnesota Governor and Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty paid off his 2012 campaign’s debt, according to recent FEC reports filed over the weekend. 
According to Politic, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, the Republican front-runner, and his family members joined with several Bain Capital officials to assist Mr. Pawlenty in retiring his debt last year, federal records show. Mr. Romney previously ran Bain Capital, and has faced scrutiny in the past months over his dealings with the venture capital firm. 
Mr. Pawlenty, who endorsed Mr. Romney in late 2011, dropped out of the 2012 race following the results of the Iowa caucus.
Looks like Romney liked Pawlenty phone calls against Santorum that were not factual so now he has paid off his debt.  Was this a pay off for an endorsement of Romney by Pawlenty?  I really thought Pawlenty had more class than that but some people will do anything for money.  Now I wish I had not supported him at the beginning.  Was Bachmann also the attack dog for Paul (Romney) to take out Pawlenty?  How much did Bachmann get out of all of this.

This seems to be a corrupt Republican primary so far as Romney will do anything to get the nomination and could care less about ethics or the future of the Republican Party.  This is all about Romney and the rich who surround him which is where he gets most of his campaign contributions.  Now he has Donald Trump out raising money for him who is saying if Romney is not the nominee then he is going to run.  He has done a 180 because it used to be Newt.  Now he is firmly in the Romney camp this week.  Makes your heard spin with all the flip flopping around the Romney camp.

Paulbots on line are not happy right now that Paul will not fight against the voter irregularities in NV and ME when his votes are not being counted for now.  One thing is definite that Ron Paul sold out to Romney but "WHY?" is the question.
Is Ron Paul helping Mitt Romney?
The State Column | Tuesday, February 21, 2012

It seems Texas Republican Congressman Ron Paul is assisting former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney’s bid for the Republican nomination. 
According to NBC News, the Paul campaign is passing around opposition research to the Romney campaign, focusing on thwarting former Pennsylvania U.S. Senator Rick Santorum’s rise in the polls. 
The report is the latest making the rounds. The New York Times reported earlier this week that Mr. Paul and Mr. Romney have developed a close friendship during the 2012 campaign, with the Texas Republican saying he discusses a number of issues with the Massachusetts Republican.

“I talk to Romney more than the rest on a friendly basis,” Mr. Paul said. ”I throw Romney’s name out because he’s made a bigger attempt to do it. The others are sort of just real flat.” 
With Mr. Santorum potentially on the brink of upsetting Mr. Romney in state of Michigan next week, the Paul campaign is targeting the former Pennsylvania senator for what it says is hypocrisy. The Paul campaign released an ad on Tuesday, attacking Mr. Santorum’s support of a number of policies that the Paul campaign said lead Republican voters to question the Pennsylvania Republican’s conservatism. 
Titled “Fake,” the Paul ad highlights Mr. Santorum’s support for raising the debt ceiling, his backing of the expansion of the Department of Education and his support for No Child Left Behind. It even accuses him of sending billions of dollars in aid to North Korea.

Read more: http://www.thestatecolumn.com/articles/2012/02/21/is-ron-paul-helping-mitt-romney/#ixzz1n49L2xOP

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