Ron Paul: ‘I Don’t Fully Endorse’ Romney

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August 26, 2012 1:37 p.m.

Ron Paul declined to speak at the Republican National Convention in Tampa because he would have had to fully endorse Mitt Romney for president, something the Texas congressman told the New York Times he is not prepared to do. 

Paul told the Times that an opportunity to speak came with two conditions he could not agree to: that his remarks be vetted by the Romney campaign and that he give a “full-fledged endorsement” of Romney. 

“It wouldn’t be my speech,” Paul said. “That would undo everything I’ve done in the last 30 years. I don’t fully endorse him for president.”

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