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Under-reported story of the day: Ron Paul refused to fully endorse Mitt Romney
Lost in the hoopla of the RNC convention and the threat of Tropical Storm Isaac is the New York Times story about how Ron Paul refused to fully endorse Mitt Romney for President.
GOP convention planners had offered him an opportunity to speak before delegates under two conditions: that he deliver remarks vetted by the Romney campaign, and that he give a full-fledged endorsement of Mr. Romney. He declined.
“It wouldn’t be my speech,” said Paul. “That would undo everything I’ve done in the last 30 years. I don’t fully endorse him for president.”
Paul’s refusal to play ball stands in contrast to his son, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, who at some personal political cost has endorsed Mitt Romney’s bid — and has a speaking slot.