No, we aren’t putting on a tin-foil hat, but there does seem to be something fishy going on. As the Daily Caller reports,
An analysis of 20 debates by ThinkProgress shows that Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul did not attack rival Mitt Romney once during those televised face-offs.
That’s in comparison to Paul attacking Romney’s rivals — like former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich — a total of 39 times during those debates, the report said.
ThinkProgress reported that Paul attacked Santorum 22 times and Gingrich 8 times in the debates. He attacked Texas Gov. Rick Perry and businessman Herman Cain four times each and Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann one time while they were in the race.
The numbers come as Santorum accuses Paul of teaming up with Romney to keep him down in Michigan, a state holding a primary on Tuesday. (SEE ALSO: Rand Paul says ‘it would be an honor to be considered’ as Romney’s running mate)
Coincidence? You decide.
However, it is apparent that whatever the reason Ron Paul is behaving this way, it is not on the basis of principles or integrity, unless you believe that Ron Paul is a moderate squish.
- Is There a Romney-Paul “Alliance”? (commentarymagazine.com)
- Have Mitt Romney and Ron Paul Struck Some Sort of Deal? (lonelyconservative.com)
- Ron Paul Won’t Touch Romney in Debate – Now We Know Why (markamerica.com)
- Are Mitt Romney and Ron Paul Coordinating Their Attacks? (conservatives4palin.com)