Ron Paul Won't Serve as Mitt Romney's Vice President

I sat down to theorize about Ron Paul serving as Vice President under Mitt Romney. To write an article about this topic, honestly, one would have to believe the grossly inaccurate delegate counts offered by the AP, the New York Times and others. One would have to think that voters, not delegates, choose the nominee. No one person can say with precision how well the delegate counts are going so far, but it looks quite likely that Paul is doing much better than most people realize and Romney is doing much worse. 

Seeing that I've closely observed the electoral process this year in New Hampshire, Iowa, Nevada, Nebraska, Maine, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, Illinois, Colorado, Missouri, Alaska, the Virgin Islands, and Hawaii, I know that Mitt Romney does not have this wrapped up. 

I have performed independent phone surveys in more than a dozen states this year alone and heard how lukewarm the appreciation for Romney is, especially in GOP stronghold states in the South and Midwest. 

I can't write an article about Paul being Romney's Vice President, because there is essentially no strength of support for Romney outside of party insiders and the media. His support was a facade. Now, as we get deeper into the process, it looks like a crumbling facade. If the media stops its support for Romney, much of his Republican support would dry up. If party insiders give up on him, more support is likely to dry up. Paul is the stronger November candidate of the two. It's foolish to suggest the stronger play second fiddle to the weaker. If Romney's lucky, maybe Paul would offer him a spot.

Romney's hopes of becoming the nominee are poor, his chance of beating Obama after the fight he will have to go through to get that nomination are slim. Mitt Romney, not used to having his hair mussed, has one of two options ahead: 1) Adopt Ron Paul's platform in its entirety or 2) Get his hair really, really mussed. 

Which will it be, Mitt?

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Allan Stevo

Allan Stevo is a political analyst with extensive campaign experience.

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