May 2nd, 2008
10:00 PM ET
14 years ago

Paul: Not ready to endorse McCain, likes Obama's foreign policy


Paul on his presidential run: 'The race is still on'.

(CNN) - Even though Rep. Ron Paul has never officially ended his long shot presidential bid, he’s ready to weigh in on the three remaining major candidates for the White House.

In an interview on The Situation Room, Paul told Wolf Blitzer that endorsing Sen. John McCain, the Republican Party’s presumptive nominee, “would really confuse” his supporters “because they know we have a precise program and we have to defend that program.”

Having a Republican win the upcoming presidential election is “secondary” for Paul who is more interested in defending the Constitution, having the country go in what he considers the right direction, having a sound currency, and achieving balanced budgets. Paul parts ways with McCain over McCain’s support for the Iraq war, his approach to U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East and his willingness to spend federal dollars to support military operations in Iraq.

Instead, Paul favors Sen. Barack Obama because of positions on foreign policy. “But that’s doesn’t mean that’s an endorsement,” Paul quickly added.

Paul recently released a new book titled “The Revolution: a Manifesto.” “Unfortunately, it is revolutionary to talk about obeying the Constitution,” Paul said of the book’s title.

Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • Economy • Hillary Clinton • Iraq • John McCain • Ron Paul
soundoff (101 Responses)

    Come on Paul, you know you wanna do it! Please go ahead for the betterment of our country and back Obama!

    At least please don't back Hillary! Anybody but that crazy witch! The best thing she could come up with for Foreign Policy is to obliterate Iran off the face of the earth if they attack "Israel", and not even if they attack us!

    Are you kidding me? She is stuck on stupid and will say anything to win! Even if it doesn't make sense!

    Paul, Please back Obama!!!


    May 3, 2008 02:57 am at 2:57 am |
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