Ron Paul Calls Rick Santorum a "Fake"

By:  Thomas R. Eddlem
02/23/2012
       
Ron Paul Calls Rick Santorum a "Fake"

Texas Congressman Ron Paul stood by a campaign advertisement he released calling former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum a "fake" fiscal conservative in the February 22 CNN GOP presidential debate in Mesa, Arizona. The debate was the last scheduled candidate face-off before the February 28 primaries in Arizona and Michigan, and the ten-state "Super Tuesday" primaries March 6.

 

Texas Congressman Ron Paul stood by a campaign advertisement he released calling former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum a "fake" fiscal conservative in the February 22 CNN GOP presidential debate in Mesa, Arizona. The debate was the last scheduled candidate face-off before the February 28 primaries in Arizona and Michigan, and the ten-state "Super Tuesday" primaries March 6.

CNN Moderator John King asked Paul, "Congressman Paul, you've questioned the conservative -— fiscal conservative credentials of all these gentlemen but particularly this week Senator Santorum. You have a new television ad that labels him a fake. Why?" [Exchange captured starting 10 minutes, 10 seconds into the video available at the link below.]
 
"Because he's a fake," Rep. Paul replied, adding:

I find it really fascinating that, when people are running for office, they're really fiscally conservative. When they're in office, they do something different. And then when they explain themselves, they say, "Oh, I want to repeal that."
 
So the senator voted for No Child Left Behind, but now -— he voted for it, but now he's running on the effort to get rid of it. So I think the record is so bad, you know, with the politicians.
 
And, you know, nobody accuses me of not having voted for too much. They're always accusing me for not voting for enough.

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