The Ron Paul crowd isn’t jumping on the Romney-Ryan bandwagon either:
Note: Romney can’t even match McCain’s performance with White voters in the polls much less win over the 5 to 6 percent he needs to replicate Bush 2004. He is also underperforming Bush with blacks and Hispanics.
“TAMPA — Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign gave Texas Rep. Ron Paul a chance to speak at the Republican National Convention, but he declined due to the conditions of the offer, the New York Times reports:
Mr. Paul, in an interview, said convention planners had offered him an opportunity to speak under two conditions: that he deliver remarks vetted by the Romney campaign, and that he give a full-fledged endorsement of Mr. Romney. He declined.
“It wouldn’t be my speech,” Mr. Paul said. “That would undo everything I’ve done in the last 30 years. I don’t fully endorse him for president.”