On Wednesday, Rick Santorum became the latest Republican candidate to promise to vote for Ron Paul in a general election should it come to it next year. Newt Gingrich is on record saying he couldn’t support Paul in a general election, Mitt Romney said Wednesday that he could.
Asked to explain his promise to support Paul if he somehow gets the Republican nomination, Santorum explained that a President Obama unburdened by the threat of a future election would be basically the same as Ron Paul in the White House anyway.
“A second term with Barack Obama, I’m not sure would look that different than a Ron Paul administration when it comes to national security,” Santorum told CNN.
“It’s pretty clear from President Obama’s track record, he wants to disengage the world, turn over that job of international security to the United Nations, which is not where I want to go.”