Ron Paul is in St. Paul and Republicans Aren’t Happy about It

  HE SPEAKS MORE FAVORABLY ABOUT LIBERTARIAN CANDIDATE BOB BARR, WHO IS A FORMER GEORGIA REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN 

 Ron Paul, Texas Republican congressman who ran as a Republican candidate for president in the primaries, is attending the Republican National Convention, but won’t endorse the party’s candidate for president. In fact, he speaks more favorably about former Georgia U.S. Representative Bob Barr, who is the Libertarian Party’s candidate for president.

Ron Paul, Republican, Texas U.S. 14th Congressional District

Ron Paul, Republican, Texas U.S. 14th Congressional District

  Party operatives tried to get Dr. Paul to say he would endorse Sen. John McCain, and he said on C-SPAN he would, but only if Sen. McCain changes his positions on a number of issues such as a balanced budget, a sensible foreign policy, and sound money.  That’s not going to happen, he said, so he won’t be able to endorse him.

  So Ron Paul is in St. Paul for the convention and a lot of Republicans aren’t happy about it. One C-SPAN caller asked why he isn’t a Libertarian instead of a Republican. He said the reality is that in order to get anything done you have to be in one of the two major parties. Besides, he said, his values are what Republican Party values have always been, but they are not being practiced by the party any more. Government has grown under Republican control. He said they are embarrassed by the fact that Democrat Bill Clinton left office with a budget surplus, but his Republican successor has run up tremedous deficits and greatly increased the national debt.

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One Response to “Ron Paul is in St. Paul and Republicans Aren’t Happy about It”

  1. Richard Says:

    And so today Ron Paul said: Vote for the other folks — like the I, the L or the G.

    I have this feeling Rep. Paul will be an I within a year, instead of an R. Then Joseph Lieberman can buy him lunch.

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