From: The Washington Times
Will the Republican party support Ron Paul?
WASHINGTON, November 11, 2011―On Fox News Sunday Chris Wallace interviewed Republican Presidential candidate, Ron Paul. During the interview, Wallace asked Paul if he could support another Republican in the general election if he did not get the nomination. Dr. Paul then responded with an answer which most likely infuriated the Republican establishment.
“If they believe in expanding the wars, if they don’t believe at looking at the Federal Reserve, if they don’t believe in real cuts, if they don’t believe in deregulation and a better tax system it would defy everything I believe in. So I would be reluctant to jump on board and tell all the supporters, who have given me trust and money, that all we’ve done is for naught and let’s support anybody.”
After he expressed this sentiment, a Fox News panel the next day harshly criticized Paul for not being a team player. One panelist even suggested that if he was unwilling to support the presumptive nominee then he should be taken out of the debates. Aside from being illogical Republican rhetoric, this borders on hypocrisy. The only reason that Paul is being asked about supporting the Republican nominee, whoever it might be, is because the media already knows what his answer will be. They wish to use it as ammunition against him, and want the Republicans to accuse him of not being “a team player”. A better question to ask the rest of the Presidential hopefuls would be, “If Ron Paul gets the nomination, would you support him?”
Herman Cain has already answered that question….
Rick Perry is another candidate unlikely to support Paul….
The Republicans have become scared of the Ron Paul movement. They have begun to realize that his supporters will not back any other candidate if he does not secure the nomination. With support ranging anywhere from 10-13% and climbing in most national polls, the Republicans know they cannot win next November without some of these votes. So after years of hiding Ron Paul in a corner and trying to ignore him, the Republicans now want him to forget all of that and support their establishment puppet.
The Republican nominee (should it not be Paul) does not deserve support from Ron Paul or any of his supporters after years of being ignored, marginalized, and laughed at by the Republican establishment. Voting for the lesser of two evils is still voting for evil, and Ron Paul and his supporters should not be in the business of supporting evil.