We caught wind that Ron Paul DOES have a deal with Mitt Romney, and it DOES include Rand Paul. We were told this not by Santorum and company (you seriously need to work on your SEO Rick) but rather by someone higher up in the Romney campaign.
In a nutshell Rick wasn’t wrong… hence what makes it more interesting.
Mitt will put Rand Paul as VP to keep the roughly 25% of GOP’ers that would defect in 10 seconds flat to a Ron Paul 3ed party run.
Mitt knows he would lose to Obama with Ron Running as 3ed party, Ron knows that he most likely won’t win the GOP primary… but he does have enough support within the party to literally force libertarian philosophy into the mix (something the Republicans sorely need at this time).
The end result is that Ron Paul needs to deliver a certain number of delegates to the GOP convention to make this deal happen, that number however wasn’t relieved to us. We estimate it’s north of 500.
Mitt begged Ron Paul not to run third Party, Ron agreed as long as Mitt keeps the deal and puts Rand as VP.
Enjoy the new reality where back room deals are the norm.
Romney supporters will be faced with a 1 heart beat away Ron Paul Platform.
Paul Supporters are getting Romneycare.
And the republicans are wondering why they are going to lose the Whitehouse even during a terrible economy….