Saturday, May 03, 2008

Ron Paul Hinting At Obama Endorsement?

Of course we are still in a heated primary battle (so the pundits and "experts" tell me) and Barack Obama has to beat Hillary off amongst the party faithful. Once that is done he'll be going after the independents and moderates who are demanding change in our government just as we are. Well it looks like he might just have one crazy Republican (aren't they all) and semi-moderate Ron Paul to back him in those parts Democrats rarely go yonder in. Oh and nothing is official about this either but what is important is that he Paul can't stomach McCain.

From CNN:

In an interview on The Situation Room, Paul told Wolf Blitzer that endorsing Sen. John McCain, the Republican Party’s presumptive nominee, “would really confuse” his supporters “because they know we have a precise program and we have to defend that program.”

Having a Republican win the upcoming presidential election is “secondary” for Paul who is more interested in defending the Constitution, having the country go in what he considers the right direction, having a sound currency, and achieving balanced budgets. Paul parts ways with McCain over McCain’s support for the Iraq war, his approach to U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East and his willingness to spend federal dollars to support military operations in Iraq.

Instead, Paul favors Sen. Barack Obama because of positions on foreign policy. “But that’s doesn’t mean that’s an endorsement,” Paul quickly added.

Of course it isn't an endorsement Ronnie, don't worry, I won't tell. Oh and to all those Hillary supporters that still think Obama isn't electable, does this mean people with an independent/right-leaning streak don't count either?