Eric W. Dolan
June 11, 2012
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Saturday denied having made a secret deal to be on the ticket with presumptive GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
“You know, I would say what I have said before,” he told CNN’s Don Lemon after being asked if he would consider running for vice president. “I think it would be an honor. And I think anybody who said they wouldn’t be honored by it isn’t being honest. A year, a year and a half ago, I was a physician in a small town. And to be honored — it would be a great honor to be considered as a vice president for the Republican Party. I think that would be something that anybody who said otherwise would not be being truthful.”
In February, Rick Santorum accused Ron Paul of having a backroom, running-mate deal with Romney to see his son on the 2012 ticket. An analysis by Think Progress found that Ron Paul never attacked Romney during the 20 televised debates and the Washington Post reported that Romney’s aides have quietly been in touch with Ron Paul during the campaign.