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Rumors have been swirling on the campaign trail about a secret deal between the current Republican front runner.
Mitt Romney and congressman Ron Paul in -- speculated this deal.
When include Paul announcing his support for Romney in exchange for some sort of -- legislative promise or.
The selection of Paul son Kentucky's senator Rand Paul is Romney's VP nominee and with the race is close and it is.
Ron Paul's delegates could go a long way towards putting governor Romney over the top yesterday on Fox News radio Romney denied that he'd entered into talks with Paul's campaign.
In here with more on these rumors is Kentucky senator Rand Paul senator thanks so much for being with us.
Now senator -- as you know a lot of speculation about this latest this -- time magazine had a story.
Where it quoted your father's top campaign aides saying one of the things who want.
If he eventually word to go with with Romney and that circumstance would possibly be.
The vice presidency and when anyone says anything like that speculation immediately comes in points right at you so let me ask.
Do you have any interest in being.
A Romney is number two should he be the nominee.
Well I think what's funny about it is is that I think the deal must be so secretive that no one's told me about -- -- yet.
So they're -- -- -- maybe sometime let me in on this Passat yeah it's so secret I don't know about it met.
Now I you know I think that -- been enough friendly throughout the campaign ended a lot of this has been more strategy that people haven't figured out is that.
Romney's had a solid block of votes.
And there has been everyone competing to be the more conservative or the anti Romney candidate.
So a lot of times you've seen Ron Paul go after Gingrich and after Santorum are really for strategic reasons more than anything else.
I think he does get along with governor Romney they have those been married for a long time to the same person and we have five kids they have five kids.
But we've met in passing I've never sat down -- governor Romney I don't -- my dad has ever sat down within that day.
Are friendly and I think that's about all it is but no no secret deal unless it secret to me it would have to be seated to my dad -- he says there's no -- there's -- So a lot of people remark that -- during the debates where it even people who don't support your dad found him very.
The endearing and instructive at times.
But he's really he's been willing to take on the other guys but not -- so much but that's because in -- reviewed -- -- competing with those other candidates for those more than -- -- with governor around.
Well I think so and also you know I was there in 1976.
When my dad was one of four congressman to endorse Ronald Reagan he was ahead delegate from Texas in 1976.
He is the Reagan conservative C have to see that annoys him a little bit when Santorum says so -- a Reagan conservative.
And yet he supported Arlen Specter -- became the sixtieth vote for Obama care.
We kind of see that it's not being real or they're being a little bit of -- a disingenuousness.
And so you know Ron Paul is the Reagan conservative and so we compete for that wing of the party.
Now can you say there been no discussions.
Between the two campaigns about any possible deal because not having a dealers.
One thing but not talking about a deal at all or considering it at all as another.
You know I haven't been intimately involved in the campaign I have gone and -- -- in campaign in Iowa New Hampshire South Carolina have been different places I introduce my dad recently in Virginia.
But the day today -- discussions I haven't been involved with I didn't know that they do talk ad like for example of they're both on the road.
And they're both saying someone saying we want to have a debate on X date and there on the road campaigning.
I think they have gotten together not them but their campaigns have talked and said you know what.
We don't feel like -- in a debate on March 19 because we're both going to be campaigning.
-- in that sense I think there's cooperation.
But I think there's also discussion between the Gingrich campaign in the Santorum campaign just on logistics of things.
But I think it's overstated I think sometimes it's other people looking for excuses for.
Not getting what they want.
I think Romney definitely is a front runner and so the front runner gets attacked and -- of things.
But no secret deal it's also sort of contrary to my dad's nature I mean you know that was one of those comments I did like from Tim Pawlenty he said you know.
The last person in Washington you ever imagine to make -- any kind of deal is Ron Paul he's he's really been famous for his uncompromising stand for limited government.
He's not really the kind of trade is vote board of trade -- -- -- I'd be very.
Unlikely and -- like him that -- almost that time so one at least give you a chance to give us the headline.
From the new -- you just introduced.
Our budget balances in five years it's the only budgets it's consistent with a balanced budget amendment we want to prove that you could do it.
It's different than most other budgets because you have to eliminate some departments like Reagan said let's get rid of the Department of Education.
Ron Paul's one offering it ours is only budget offering it pars is also the only budget does a flat tax 17% across the board.
And has entitlement reform it's where we ought to be as Republicans and so we've laid it out there is a marker.
Great senator well we'll be seeing you in Tampa I assume regardless and it could be very interest and thanks much for being with us.
Thanks rich thank senator up.
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