Rand Paul aids Romney and Ryan in Ohio
Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan arrived in Ohio this week to news of dropping poll numbers and a widening gap in the Buckeye state between the Republican nominee and President Obama. Luckily, they brought back up.
Sen. Rand Paul,R-Ky., joined the pair on the road Tuesday, and while he had planned to campaign for Romney, his appearance on the trail couldn't have come at a better time. The libertarian worldview that made him and his father -- Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas -- populist heroes was on full display in his brief remarks before he introduced Romney and Ryan. Paul told the crowd he was "mortified" by the fact that people in foreign countries are on television burning the American flag and yet still receive foreign aid.
"They are attacking our embassy, burning our flag, torturing and imprisoning the man who helped us get (Osama) bin Laden . . . what's President Obama's answer? Send them more of your money," Paul said as the crowd booed.
Paul's popularity could help reenergize Tea Party activists and help attract more libertarian voters to vote for Romney local tea party leaders and voters here said. The elder Paul received a little more than 9% of the vote in the state's March presidential primary. "Hopefully he can steal some of those Ron Paul votes," said David Richeson, 59, a toolmaker from Dayton. Richeson said anyone who is still undecided at this point is more likely to vote for Romney than Obama. Read More....comments powered by Disqus