January 11th, 2012
07:05 AM ET
2 years ago

Paul portrays himself now as Romney's only challenger

Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) – After a second-place finish to Mitt Romney in Tuesday's New Hampshire primary, Texas Rep. Ron Paul portrayed himself as the one alternative to Republican front-runner Romney.

"We're next in line to him," Paul told CNN in an exclusive interview after the results came in, adding, "I would say that we're the only one really in the race with him."

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • New Hampshire • Ron Paul
soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. JimRob

    Ron Paul for the win!

    January 10, 2012 09:34 pm at 9:34 pm |
  2. Tab Cocovillea

    Congratulations on the positive second place finish, Ron! Your message is finally getting through and will continue to reshape the Republican Party for a generation.

    January 10, 2012 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  3. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    It could be. The problem is that most people don't see that Paul really is a match for Romney in his spending and organization over the whole country. Most Republican main stream people won't go as far as Paul's libertarian leanings. The ideas that Paul uses are too much and make wildly inaccurate assumptions.

    January 10, 2012 10:11 pm at 10:11 pm |
  4. Nimesh

    It is a two man race. We've seen them all come and go, the big temporary fires. The only two that have been steady are Ron Paul and Mitt Romney. Congratulations on the second place finish Dr. Paul! It is time for the next revolution!

    January 10, 2012 10:37 pm at 10:37 pm |
  5. Alex

    Only Ron Paul and Mitt Romney have staying power!!!! Anyone else is a waste of time in the long run.

    January 10, 2012 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm |
  6. bernard

    Don't understand why so many people think Paul is unelectable unless they actually take new punditry as a serious career, he is the most electable.

    He has the greatest sway with independents, this is a fact. You can have someone who has the adoration of the entire republican party, but if he can't get independents you're wasting money.

    Mitt Romney has some sway, some, but has enough flip flop baggage to open up a sandal store. All the Obama campaign has to focus on is the fact that just 8 years ago he was more liberal and "socialist" than Obama ever was and he's finished. Ron Paul on the other hand has virtually no inconsistencies in his record to attack.

    January 10, 2012 11:01 pm at 11:01 pm |
  7. Larry

    I'm still waiting to hear some real solutions and not just more anti Obama jabs.( Look I get it you don't like his policies)

    January 10, 2012 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  8. Tanner

    Paul doesn't really make anti-Obama jabs (Romney certainly does). He talks more about his solutions than any other candidate, and is the only one to post a full budget plan on his website.

    January 10, 2012 11:15 pm at 11:15 pm |