Originally Posted by MJ1970
He does of course. His acceptance would suggest he sees an opportunity to shape administration policy away from this socialism + corporatism from the inside.
Agreed, but that's nonetheless going to entail some serious flip flopping that goes against what Paul has maintained for decades.
Ron Paul will gain a serious wad of delegates in the South. Romney may have to do a deal with him to win the nomination, and even if he doesn't, in order to beat Obama, Ron Paul will have to be offered something substantial just to draw in people to actually go out and vote for Romney, rather than sit in, disenfranchisidely. Ron Paul could well be Romneys golden key to the White House. Take a look at how Ron Paul fairs in a head to head against Obama. He consistently is Obama's main rival.
"How about this for a poll shocker: While everybody in US politics has been preoccupied with the Michigan primary, Ron Paul has sneaked up on President Obama and for the first time leads the incumbent in a head-to-head survey.
That’s right, leads – as in, ahead of, out front, winning, and so forth. According to a Rasmussen Reports poll released Tuesday, at the moment Representative Paul bests Mr. Obama in a head-to-head matchup by 43 to 41 percent."
I think Romney beats Obama 45-43 or something, but still, Ron Paul could make all the difference for Romney.