(CNN) - Rep. Ron Paul wouldn't say Thursday if he'd support Texas Governor Rick Perry or former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney if either candidate became the 2012 GOP presidential nominee, saying both men would need to change their positions to gain his endorsement.
"None of them are advocating my positions," Paul told CNN's Wolf Blitzer in an interview airing between 4-6 p.m. ET.
"I don't choose to pick, because I see all the other candidates in one group, and they're all different than what I'm talking about," Paul continued. "The foreign policy I advocate, neither one of them do, and the Federal Reserve, I put a tremendous emphasis on that, and civil rights and civil liberties, so I would put all the other candidates in one category, and I think I'm competing with them as one group."
Despite the differences with his fellow Republicans, Paul said he wasn't considering making a bid as a third party candidate if he doesn't end up winning the GOP nomination.
Paul also said he disagreed with fellow candidate Herman Cain, who said Wednesday that protesters associated with the Occupy Wall Street movement should "blame themselves" for not having jobs.
"I don't quite come at it that way," Paul said. "The people losing their jobs, it wasn't their fault that we have a deeply flawed economic system. I am not so anxious to say it's all your fault, if you want to be rich, you can be rich. People are begging and pleading for jobs. There are no jobs as a consequence of bad economic policy."
Paul also said he disagreed with the Democrats' plan to impose a surtax on people earning more than $1 million per year, despite polls that show overwhelming majorities of Americans agreeing with increased taxes for the wealthy.
"Pure democracy sometimes leads to ill advised positions," Paul said. "You know when there's war propaganda going on, and people beat the war drums, and 75% of people say we should go to war, it doesn't mean it's right, ten years later, just because 75% of people said it was right."
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