Ron Paul Won't Endorse Romney, Cites More of Same

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by AK Forty Seven, Oct 13, 2012.


    Ron Paul Won't Endorse Romney, Cites More of Same

    Texas Republican congressman Ron Paul pointedly refused to endorse his party’s presidential contender, Mitt Romney, arguing that neither he nor President Barack Obama would make necessary cuts to public spending that would avert a fiscal catastrophe.

    “No,” the iconoclastic Libertarian bluntly told CNBC’s “Futures Now,” when asked about whether he was prepared to endorse Romney. He accused both the former Massachusetts governor and the president of being captive to similar interests.

    “Both within the establishment where they need the Federal Reserve as lender of last resort to make sure that you take all the risk in the world,” Paul said. He linked the Fed — his favorite foil — and the Washington political establishment together as part of a “one party system” that refuses to make necessary but difficult choices to cut spending. (Read more: Ron Paul Vows to Continue Campaign Against Status Quo.)

    “I’ve been in this business a long time and believe me there is essentially no difference from one administration to another no matter what the platforms,” said Paul, a former hopeful for the GOP nomination. “The foreign policy stays the same, the monetary policy stays the same, there’s no proposal for any real cuts and both parties support it.”

    He cast some doubt that the looming fiscal cliff would have the economic impact many market observers are warning about, adding that Congress and the White House would likely find a way to delay the inevitable cuts in spending and tax hikes.

    “They’re not going to allow all those terrible things to happen on January 1, but they’re not going to solve the problem either,” Paul said. (Read more: US Nears Fiscal Disaster: ‘Washington Doing Nothing’.)

    The congressman also took aim at one of the main targets of his ire, Fed chairman Ben Bernanke. Paul has been a relentless critic of the Fed’s monetary policy.

    As the central bank launches a third round of indefinite quantitative easing, or QE3, Paul renewed his charge that cheap and indefinite monetary policies would eventually wreak havoc on the U.S. economy. He predicted gold [XAU= Loading... () ] would continue to rise while the U.S. dollar [.DXY Loading... () ] would bear the brunt of ultra-loose monetary policy.

    “Eternities with QEs are going to happen,” Paul said. Bernanke “will destroy the dollar if we don’t come to our senses, and really cut spending and live within our means.”
  2. Maverick74


    And yet, you support Obama. Makes perfect sense. You really should listen to Paul more AK. Especially since you purport to be a supporter. :)
  3. And yet you support Romney.Makes perfect sense. You really should listen to Paul more Mav. Especially since you purport to be a supporter. :)
  4. romney up to 41% on intrade..not looking so hot for Obama now.. the final push has begun....
  5. Maverick74


    No, actually I won't vote for Romney. That's the difference between you and me. I hope Romney beats Obama...sure. Hell, if Palin ran against Obama I would hope she would win. But YOU will actually vote for Obama. I will NOT vote for Romney. Sorry kid, you lose this round.
  6. I thought you were voting for Romney,I was in fact wrong
  7. Maverick74


    I've stated on here several times that I wasn't. Now back to you. So you post this Ron Paul link yet you intend to do the very thing he is telling you not to do. What gives? Why post the article? I think you should have let free thinker post it.
  8. Many Ron Paul supporters do plan to vote for Romney and they are under the illusion Paul would approve
  9. Maverick74


    I don't think anyone gives a f*ck if Paul approves of their actions. Are you worried that Paul does not "approve" of you voting for Obama? Are you?
  10. Many Paul supporters seems to have a need to justify their voting for Romney
    #10     Oct 13, 2012