Rand Paul: Would be 'an honor' to be Romney's VP
June 8th, 2012
03:20 PM ET
11 years ago

Rand Paul: Would be 'an honor' to be Romney's VP

(CNN) – A day after endorsing Mitt Romney, Sen. Rand Paul said it would be an honor to run alongside the presumptive GOP presidential nominee.

"A year, year and a half ago, I was a physician in a small town," Paul, the junior Republican senator from Kentucky, told CNN's Don Lemon. "And it would be a great honor to be considered as a vice president for the Republican Party. I think that would be something that anybody who said otherwise would not be being truthful."

Paul, who on Thursday came out in support of Romney, said on CNN he had not discussed with the candidate the prospect of joining the GOP ticket.

Paul, a tea party favorite and son of presidential candidate Ron Paul, said his father "has always been my first choice," but that the nominating process favored Romney.

"The nomination is now done and Romney has achieved the amount of delegates necessary to be the nominee," Paul said. "Those are just facts. And I've decided to endorse Romney after meeting with him and talking about a lot of areas that we actually do have common ground on."

His announcement came one day after his father acknowledged he would not become the Republican nominee, despite maintaining for months that he would stay in the fight for the White House.

Ron Paul ended his official campaign events weeks ago, but he's still technically a presidential candidate and will have delegates at the Republican National Convention in August.

CNN's Ashley Killough contributed to this report.

Filed under: Mitt Romney • Rand Paul
soundoff (40 Responses)
  1. kirby

    LOL........... If the american voting public put these clowns in office. They clearly deserve every cut and slice coming to them!! Good luck seniors, poor, and middle class.......LOL LOL

    June 8, 2012 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  2. Specks

    I voted for Ron Paul in the primary and I stand by my vote. I will not vote for Romney or Obama. Like millions of Americans I will not just vote for a pollution just to vote. They have to earn my vote. Neither candidate is good for this country. What is it going to take for us to wake up America?

    June 8, 2012 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  3. louis perez

    Landslide for Obama's re-election.

    June 8, 2012 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  4. Bob

    If Rand Paul is picked as VP, Romney will be president.

    June 8, 2012 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  5. louis perez

    Even though they don't like WILLARD they will support him too see his chances of winning, where there is a vote for WILLARD there will be 2 votes for President Obama.

    June 8, 2012 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  6. sure thats what they say

    He would be more fun to pick on than Palin.

    June 8, 2012 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  7. ST

    I knew it from the beginning that Romney's intention is to be in the White House. It doesn't matter for him how much money it will cost; whether his VP is capable to take over if need be; what he tells people is true or not; whether he will improve the economy or not.

    June 8, 2012 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  8. scoto

    Go back to that small town. I wouldnt even want to consult an idiot like this in a medical capacity

    June 8, 2012 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  9. TomNPitt

    That's nice he would feel so honored. And even nicer he's supporting the last candidate standing for the Republican's.
    Surprisingly enough, he had a few more weeks before he HAD to make this endorsement. He probably didn't want to say it during Willard's acceptance speech!

    June 8, 2012 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  10. Martha in CF

    Sorry Rand. You still have milk on your lips!!!!!!!!!

    June 8, 2012 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  11. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Rand Paul's racist remarks worked to win him Senator of Kentucky but it won't work to win VP or President. There's a price to pay Mr. Paul because we will never forget, even though you've forgotten.

    June 8, 2012 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  12. mk1

    Oh good God, Romney alone would be a disaster for this country but to even think that Rand Paul could be VP is totally loony. I am losing my faith in the American people slowly but surely.

    June 8, 2012 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  13. Romney is not My Hero

    Is this a new stategy from Ron Paul? Send in his son to try and play second to DemWit Mitt in order to get his agenda through. Sorry, Ron, not going to work. He can't stand anyone he can't pay for.

    June 8, 2012 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  14. LOL

    I would vote for his dad, not this idiot.

    June 8, 2012 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  15. Woman In California

    And I've decided to endorse Romney after meeting with him and talking about a lot of areas that we actually do have common ground on."

    Such as:

    Repealing the Civil Rights Act #1
    Infilitrating a government takeover for TP bigots #2;
    Deporting ALL minorities who refuse to take lower paying or back breaking jobs #3; and
    Deregulating Wall Street so rich white men and feel powerful again #4.

    Did I cover them all the areas?

    Both you and Willard would be too dangerous to ever be in charge of the American people and if people are so convinced you would be "right" for this country then I hope this country gets what it deserves.

    God Bless America

    June 8, 2012 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
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