What You All Think About Romney/Rand Paul?

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    While I am a supporter of Ron Paul (not quite a Ronulan yet though) I find his lack of attacks on Romney (while he attacks consrevatives just a little more to the center like Santorum and Gingrich) to be a bit suggestive.

    Whats the catch? He is attacking Santorum in MI while not running there and refused to run anti-Romney ads in Maine where he stood to gain if he had.

    So my guess is that he has horse-traded to get his son Rand a position in the Romney adminstration, maybe even the VP nod.

    This is not a bad thing per se, just the way politics is played universally, isnt it?

    I guess I am suprised at Ron sitting there calling Santorum a fake while saying nothing to Romney who is the Mother of all Fakes.
     
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    I don't think so...
     
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    Romney is going to want someone obedient and relatively unambitious. The hard lesson in usurpation that was Dick Cheney is not lost on him I am sure.
     
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    Why not?

    Horse trading goes on all the time.

    The Parties even cover for each other on certain things, it is not out of the realm of possibilities.
     
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    Does Dan Quayle have a son? :tongue:
     
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    I think it's going to be another private industry guy, just a feeling.
     
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    I think you seriously overestimate the power Dick Cheney had. And for a Vice President, he was quite unambitious. Else he would have run in 2008.
     
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    Why? He already brings that to the ticket. If he is looking to balance it out, Rand Paul or Marco Rubio would both be good choice. Though to be honest I think id prefer both in the Senate doing good there.
     
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    I am thinking that if it does not look good for Romney in the general that they may call in a stunt running mate like McCain did.
     
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    What Palin did for McCain, energizing the conservative base, Romney may be thinking Rand does for Romney with the Tea Party people whom have had a distinct distaste for Romney thus far.

    Maybe it's his haircut.
     

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