Mitt Romney: Relative To President Obama, I Like Ron Paul

Newt Gingrich told CNN recently he wouldn’t vote for Ron Paul if Paul was the GOP nominee. Mitt Romney took the opposite tack when asked what he would do if Paul wins it all in the primary race, and accused Gingrich of flip-flopping.

“I’ve said, Speaker Gingrich has said, that anyone on the debate stage would be better than the incumbent,” Romney told reporters after an Iowa campaign stop. “I continue to say that.”

Romney noted he and Paul, the current frontrunner in Iowa polling, “disagree” on many topics. But Romney said that wouldn’t stop him from pulling the lever for Paul in a general election battle.

“Relative to President Obama I like Ron Paul,” Romney said.