Suspicion mounts concerning Mitt Romney and Ron Paul conspiracy

Ron Paul has attacked Rick Santorum 20 times in the debates, but never gone after Mitt Romney. Credit: Getty Images

Looking at their respective policy positions, Mitt Romney and Ron Paul should be fierce enemies. | Feb 27, 2012

by Ryan Witt

After watching the last few debates, many analysts and casual observers are beginning to wonder whether Mitt Romney and Ron Paul have formed some sort of secret alliance to benefit each other.  The two men have gone relatively easy on each other during the primary season, while attacking other candidates like Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich with a great deal of vigor.  Using a Survivor-style strategy the two men may be teaming up to eliminate all of their competitors.  The only problem is that Paul’s supporters believe they are trying to elect Ron Paul president.  However, if a conspiracy between Paul and Romney really does exist, Paul’s supporters may, in fact, be working to elect Mitt Romney president.

At this point Paul has virtually no chance of winning the Republican nomination for president.  Romney has won three contests in New Hampshire, Florida, and Nevada.  Rick Santorum has won in Iowa, Missouri, Minnesota, and Colorado.  Newt Gingrich won South Carolina.  Paul, on the other hand, has no victories and is currently not polling anywhere near Romney or Santorum on the national level.

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