[W]hen I asked Paul supporters whether they would be voting for Romney this year, every single one of them said definitely not, and they insisted other Paul supporters they know wouldn’t either. “I think it would be very difficult for Ron Paul supporters to sleep at night and support someone that represents a lot of the principles that they disagree with,” said Tyler Koteskey, who called Romney a “liberal in conservative sheepskin.” Indeed, for some, the very suggestion that they might vote for Romney was an insult. “Personally, I would not vote for Romney,” said Mike Pinter of UC Davis. “I have conservative principles that can, under no circumstances, rationalize a vote for Romney.”The question now becomes, will Ron Paul supporters stay home during the general election or vote for Ron Paul lite?
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Will Ron Paul Supporters Vote for Mitt Romney?
Eric Wen at The New Republic asked Ron Paul supporters just this question. The answer he got doesn't surprise: