Ron Paul is the most consistent politician in D.C.
After all, the congressman from Texas has been saying it for months: he will NOT be endorsing GOP nominee Mitt Romney. Yet, the media still won't accept it.
CNBC's Larry Kudlow asked him in May. CNN's Wolf Blitzer brought it up in June. Fox's Neil Cavuto tried again in August. And then, on Thursday, CNBC's Jackie Deangelis popped the question once more: "Are you ready to endorse Mitt Romney?"
Paul's answer to everyone? "No."
But this time, he cleared up his endorsement with an explanation as to why he won't favor either candidate ... and it was pretty blunt.
First, Paul called out both President Obama and Romney as, essentially, puppets of the Fed. "There are people who are very, very powerful that are able to make sure their interests are protected – whether it's the people who run the Federal Reserve and bail out banks and bail out European banks and international situations," he explained. "Right now, they have their two guys there."
He then slammed the two candidates, saying they're part of the same mold. "Why does Obama not attack Romney for being the Goldman Sachs candidate? It's because they both are within the establishment where they need the Federal Reserve and the lender of last resort to make sure that you can take all the risks in the world, but don't sweat it because government will be there and the fed will be there and they're going to get bailed out," he argued.
In the end, Paul sealed the deal with finality: "[Obama and Romney] represent a one party system. Somebody said, 'why don't we get a third party?' And another one said, and I think correctly so, 'why don't we get a second party?' … I've been in this business a long time, and believe me," he said, "there is essentially no difference one administration to another, no matter what the platform."
While some may argue that Paul wasted his opportunity to endorse Romney and perhaps help propel a Republican win, the fact of the matter is that, regardless of what people say, Paul will not cave in. He will stand by his principles and his values – no matter what.
And whether or not you agree with Ron Paul and his ideas, one thing remains constant: the way he stays true to his character is a trait that we can all admire.