Rand Paul Endorses Mitt Romney

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Kirks head must be exploding right now!



http://www.politico.com/blogs/burns-haberman/2012/06/rand-paul-endorses-romney-125624.html


File this under signs the Ron Paul campaign is really, truly over: Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul threw his support tonight to Mitt Romney.

The endorsement came in an appearance on "Hannity," a little less than 24 hours after the elder Paul acknowledged in an email that his delegate total is "not enough to win the nomination."

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Romney embraced the endorsement in a press release, calling Rand Paul a "leading voice in the effort to scale back the size and reach of government and promote liberty."

"Over the past three and half years, President Obama has made government more and more of a presence in our lives, and Americans can’t afford four more years of the same failed policies," Romney said. "As president, I will reform the federal government and make it smaller, simpler, and smarter. I am grateful for Sen. Paul’s support and look forward to working with him to get America back on the right track."


Now the question is: how many Pauls will speak at the Republican National Convention?
 

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The gwobawists got to him.
 

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I'm not voting for the guy that wants to ban guns, tax us for breathing, continuing the drug war, and continue involving us with foreign conflicts... oh wait that's both of them.
:trollol:
 

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Rand Paul endorsing a Bilderbergist golden baby eater?

Halp! The Illuminati pyramid monkey demon has put a curse on Rand Paul! Halp!
 

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The Paulbots are going ape shit right now. They are calling Rand Judas and a traitor. Apparently they think he didn't talk to his old man about it, because it is totally impossible that Ron's campaign is actually over and they are jockeying for favors. :rolleyes:

[video=youtube;3c5odNzKVbk]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3c5odNzKVbk&feature=youtu.be[/video]
 

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There's a reason Ron Paul almost never attacked Romney. Rand may not make VP, but he'll be on the short list.
 

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A reason, Rand Paul wants to more than "politically viable" but become the president some day.
 

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They've clearly been spiking beverages in the Senate's refrigerator with that silly putty chemical.
 

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All the more proof that he and daddy are nothing but a sham.
I don't know about Ron but Rand has shown his true colors, unless this is a huge conspiracy with Romney having a anti constitution/pro bankster record just to get into the white house.

Here is rand talking about Bilderberg.

[video=youtube;k9sctUOlOw8]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9sctUOlOw8&feature=g-all-u[/video]

"They are people who get together, very wealthy people, who manipulate and use government for their own personal advantage and to make you think they want to help you with a global government but its only good for their pocketbooks."

Rand either got a offer he couldn't refuse or he just sold out like Kucinich did when he all of a sudden gave Obamacare his support after getting off of air force one.
 

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I don't know about Ron but Rand has shown his true colors, unless this is a huge conspiracy with Romney having a anti constitution/pro bankster record just to get into the white house.

Here is rand talking about Bilderberg.

[video=youtube;k9sctUOlOw8]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9sctUOlOw8&feature=g-all-u[/video]

"They are people who get together, very wealthy people, who manipulate and use government for their own personal advantage and to make you think they want to help you with a global government but its only good for their pocketbooks."

Rand either got a offer he couldn't refuse or he just sold out like Kucinich did when he all of a sudden gave Obamacare his support after getting off of air force one.
 

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What's that mormon prophesy? The white horse or white knight or something like that. Mormons believe when the constitution is nearly destroyed, a Mormon will come along and restore it.
 

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What's that mormon prophesy? The white horse or white knight or something like that. Mormons believe when the constitution is nearly destroyed, a Mormon will come along and restore it.
Baldassano's what with the white horse prophesy who now?
 

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That awww yeah pic gets better and better as you scroll down the thread.
 

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Alex sends a message to Ron and Rand.

[video=youtube;UpoizaEBr98]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpoizaEBr98&feature=g-all-u[/video]
 

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Alex sends a message to Ron and Rand.

[video=youtube;UpoizaEBr98]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpoizaEBr98&feature=g-all-u[/video]
I hope his next message is that he is committing suicide.
 

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Kirk must feel like Veronica Cartwright at the end of Invasion of the Body Snatchers
 

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs...rsement-means/2012/06/08/gJQAWSTtNV_blog.html

What Rand Paul’s Romney endorsement means
Posted by Chris Cillizza at 12:32 PM ET, 06/08/2012

Yes, Romney formally secured the Republican nod late last month. And, yes, as a Republican it’s assumed that Paul was with Romney as opposed to President Obama or even Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson.
But, remember that this is Rand Paul, the scion to the political legacy of his father, Texas Rep. Ron Paul. The Pauls have built a political base entirely independent of the Republican party and that’s why Rand’s endorsement is intriguing — for two reasons.
Before we get to that, let’s look at what Rand Paul said on Thursday night on Sean Hannity’s show:
“My first choice had always been my father. I campaigned for him when I was 11-years-old. He’s still my first pick, but now that the nominating process is over, tonight I’m happy to announce that I’m going to be supporting Gov. Mitt Romney.”
It might not be exactly the endorsement Romney might have wanted — two thirds of it was spent pumping up Ron Paul with the Romney endorsement as an afterthought — but it is genuinely important to have Rand Paul on the record in support of Romney.
As we have seen over the last few months, the Paul forces have the very real ability to not only disrupt the choosing of delegates to the Republican National Convention but also influence (and change) the leadership at various state parties around the country.
Does Rand Paul endorsing Romney mean that the Paul acolytes will immediately cease and desist in their efforts to have their views heard? No. But more so than most people who support a politician, the Paul folks listen to Ron/Rand and follow their wishes.
Rand’s endorsement then — when coupled with Ron’s email to supporters earlier this week urging politeness at the national convention — are a net win for Romney because they virtually ensure that there won’t be a genuine insurrection led by supporters of Paul at the convention. (Expect Romney to give Rand/Ron speaking slots at the convention too in hopes of throwing a sop to the Paul acolytes and push the theme of inclusion and big-tented-ness.)
The second way Rand Paul’s endorsement matters is as it relates to the Kentucky Senator’s own future national prospects.
It’s an open secret in Washington that Rand Paul wants to — and will — run for president either in 2016 or 2020. In the spring of 2011, in fact, Rand Paul speculated that he might run in 2012 if his father decided against a bid.
To do that and have a genuine chance at winning, Rand Paul can’t have the Republican establishment in open revolt against him. He knows that. His dad knows that. (It’s why we still believe Ron Paul won’t pursue a third party bid this fall.)
In making clear that he is publicly behind Romney, Rand Paul is sending a very clear signal: I’m a good soldier for the GOP.
Make no mistake: The Republican party establishment will never embrace Rand Paul as one of their own — nor would he want them to. But, it is possible that Paul playing the role of loyal Republican in the 2012 election could well neutralize some of the fears the party regulars have about the prospects of him carrying their standard at some point down the line.
The lesson? Sometimes — actually almost always — in politics there’s more than meets the eye.
 

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs...rsement-means/2012/06/08/gJQAWSTtNV_blog.html

What Rand Paul’s Romney endorsement means
Posted by Chris Cillizza at 12:32 PM ET, 06/08/2012

Yes, Romney formally secured the Republican nod late last month. And, yes, as a Republican it’s assumed that Paul was with Romney as opposed to President Obama or even Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson.
But, remember that this is Rand Paul, the scion to the political legacy of his father, Texas Rep. Ron Paul. The Pauls have built a political base entirely independent of the Republican party and that’s why Rand’s endorsement is intriguing — for two reasons.
Before we get to that, let’s look at what Rand Paul said on Thursday night on Sean Hannity’s show:
“My first choice had always been my father. I campaigned for him when I was 11-years-old. He’s still my first pick, but now that the nominating process is over, tonight I’m happy to announce that I’m going to be supporting Gov. Mitt Romney.”
It might not be exactly the endorsement Romney might have wanted — two thirds of it was spent pumping up Ron Paul with the Romney endorsement as an afterthought — but it is genuinely important to have Rand Paul on the record in support of Romney.
As we have seen over the last few months, the Paul forces have the very real ability to not only disrupt the choosing of delegates to the Republican National Convention but also influence (and change) the leadership at various state parties around the country.
Does Rand Paul endorsing Romney mean that the Paul acolytes will immediately cease and desist in their efforts to have their views heard? No. But more so than most people who support a politician, the Paul folks listen to Ron/Rand and follow their wishes.
Rand’s endorsement then — when coupled with Ron’s email to supporters earlier this week urging politeness at the national convention — are a net win for Romney because they virtually ensure that there won’t be a genuine insurrection led by supporters of Paul at the convention. (Expect Romney to give Rand/Ron speaking slots at the convention too in hopes of throwing a sop to the Paul acolytes and push the theme of inclusion and big-tented-ness.)
The second way Rand Paul’s endorsement matters is as it relates to the Kentucky Senator’s own future national prospects.
It’s an open secret in Washington that Rand Paul wants to — and will — run for president either in 2016 or 2020. In the spring of 2011, in fact, Rand Paul speculated that he might run in 2012 if his father decided against a bid.
To do that and have a genuine chance at winning, Rand Paul can’t have the Republican establishment in open revolt against him. He knows that. His dad knows that. (It’s why we still believe Ron Paul won’t pursue a third party bid this fall.)
In making clear that he is publicly behind Romney, Rand Paul is sending a very clear signal: I’m a good soldier for the GOP.
Make no mistake: The Republican party establishment will never embrace Rand Paul as one of their own — nor would he want them to. But, it is possible that Paul playing the role of loyal Republican in the 2012 election could well neutralize some of the fears the party regulars have about the prospects of him carrying their standard at some point down the line.
The lesson? Sometimes — actually almost always — in politics there’s more than meets the eye.