While the talk in the primary race has turned to Mitt Romney vs. Rick Santorum, Ron Paul refused to leave the race. Last night at the debate, he told the crowd that the biggest misconception about him is the belief that he can’t win. Clearly this is a man who believes in his message and courageously refuses to listen to “popular” wisdom. At least, that’s what some see. Rush Limbaugh has a different theory. On his radio show today, Limbaugh theorized that Paul’s only staying in the race as part of a partnership with Mitt Romney.
Duh duh duuuuuuh!
Limbaugh read an email he sent to his close friends last month in which he theorized that Romney has struck up a deal in which Paul would agree not to run as an Independent an may even be helping the front runner in exchange for political favors for his son, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul.
“I’m just beginning to see huge advantages to Romney if Ron Paul stays in. I can see Romney offering a plum to Ron Paul’s son (every father cares about such things.) I can see Romney offering a plum to Paul’s son and to not run third party to set his son up for the future. If you’ve noticed, Ron Paul never rips Romney, which I know Romney appreciates. In fact, Ron Paul joins the chorus of those defending Romney sometimes.”
Limbaugh used as proof the fact that Paul and Romney don’t seem to go after each other as much in the debates. He’s not the only one who’s pointed this out and there is some credence to his Rand theory. Still, I think the tons of die-hard Ron Paul supporters would have a very hard time believing that the candidate famous for sticking by his ideals no matter how unpopular was actually in cahoots with someone else. I doubt this will be much of a popular theory in Paul Country.
Besides, there was this comment. That sure doesn’t sound like BFF talk…or is that just what they want us to think?!
Listen to the clip below:
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