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August 16th, 2013
08:13 AM ET

Ron Paul: Christie "offers nothing"

Former Congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul discusses the future of the GOP with Wolf Blitzer, saying that he wouldn't support Chris Christie if he was the nominee and that his son Sen. Rand Paul is "certainly capable" to be commander-in-chief.


Filed under: Chris Christie • GOP • Rand Paul • Ron Paul
June 19th, 2012
05:40 PM ET

Rep. Ron Paul: Al Qaeda stronger in Egypt than before

Rep. Ron Paul tells CNN's Wolf Blitzer that he believes there is more al Qaeda in Egypt now than prior to the rebellion.

RELATED POST: Ron Paul: Not ready to endorse Romney


Filed under: al Qaeda • Egypt • Interviews • Ron Paul
June 19th, 2012
05:18 PM ET

Ron Paul: Not ready to endorse Romney

In an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer, Republican Rep. Ron Paul discussed Mitt Romney and the Republican National Convention.

Paul admitted that Mitt Romney has the delegates to win the nomination but said he "doesn't have the control of the hearts and the minds of the people." When asked if he's ready to follow in his son Sen. Rand Paul's footsteps and endorse Romney, Paul replied "no way."

RELATED VIDEO: Paul: Al Qaeda stronger in Egypt


Filed under: 2012 election • Interviews • Republicans • Ron Paul
April 10th, 2012
04:56 PM ET

The road ahead for Paul & Gingrich

In the wake of Rick Santorum suspending his campaign, Ron Paul & Newt Gingrich reach out to conservatives.


Filed under: Dana Bash • Newt Gingtich • Politics • Ron Paul
BLITZER'S BLOG: What to expect at a contested convention
March 21st, 2012
03:01 PM ET

BLITZER'S BLOG: What to expect at a contested convention

By Wolf Blitzer, CNN

(CNN) – Mitt Romney may be in the driver’s seat right now, but there is still a chance he won’t be able to amass the 1,144 delegates needed to win the Republican presidential nomination before the party convention in Tampa at the end of August.

If he comes up short, there could be a contested convention. That means the delegates actually would have to vote on the convention floor for the nominee.
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Filed under: 2012 election • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingtich • Politics • Rick Santorum • Ron Paul • Wolf Blitzer
BLITZER'S BLOG: Millions have already spoken
March 7th, 2012
04:07 PM ET

BLITZER'S BLOG: Millions have already spoken

By Wolf Blitzer, CNN

(CNN) -
Even though the pundits and the headlines say Mitt Romney is only limping toward the delegates he needs, when you look at the popular vote the lines are a little more clearly drawn. The math seems to be in Romney’s favor, though none of the other candidates seem to be thinking about dropping out.

So far since Iowa and including the 10 contests of Super Tuesday, 8,257,860 Americans have voted in the Republican presidential primaries and caucuses. That’s a lot of people who have spoken.
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Filed under: 2012 election • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingtich • Republicans • Rick Santorum • Ron Paul • Wolf Blitzer
BLITZER'S BLOG: It’s going to get nasty!
February 23rd, 2012
03:43 PM ET

BLITZER'S BLOG: It’s going to get nasty!

By Wolf Blitzer, CNN

(CNN) – If you think it’s been a rough ride for the Republican candidates during this campaign season, just wait. This will be seen as child’s play once the general election campaign begins.

I’ve said this before, but I’ll say it again: The war of words between President Obama and his campaign supporters versus the eventual Republican nominee and his supporters will be fierce.
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Filed under: 2012 election • Barack Obama • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingtich • Politics • Rick Santorum • Ron Paul • Wolf Blitzer
BLITZER'S BLOG: How many times will the tables turn between now and November?
February 21st, 2012
03:25 PM ET

BLITZER'S BLOG: How many times will the tables turn between now and November?

By Wolf Blitzer, CNN

Mesa, Arizona (CNN) – Things appear to be moving in the right direction for President Obama and his re-election drive – at least a bit.

The unemployment rate has been steadily going down in recent months.

The Dow Jones is hovering around 13,000 – nearly double the 6,547 that existed in March 2009, shortly after he took office.

His job approval number, according to our latest CNN-ORC International Poll, is at 50%.

On top of this, the president beats each of the four GOP presidential finalists in hypothetical one-on-one matchups.

Despite those indicators, White House and Obama re-election campaign officials should be under no illusions. There is still a lot of time between now and the November election.

Where things stand in February certainly doesn’t indicate where they will be in November.

There are so many factors at play.

For one thing, we don’t know who the Republican nominee will be. It probably will be one of the four finalists, but not necessarily. This already has proven to be one wild and unpredictable race for the GOP nomination.

Most serious Democratic Party insiders fear Mitt Romney a lot more than they fear Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich or Ron Paul. They believe the former Massachusetts governor would be a very formidable opponent.

They believe they would have an easier time with Santorum. His outspoken views on social issues, they say, could alienate many moderate Republicans and independents, especially suburban women.

Then again, I have often heard Jimmy Carter aides recall that they were high-fiving each other in 1980 when they heard that Ronald Reagan would be the Republican nominee. How could an incumbent president, they thought, lose to a former Hollywood actor?

We all know how that story ended.

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Filed under: 2012 election • Barack Obama • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingtich • Rick Santorum • Ron Paul • Wolf Blitzer
January 27th, 2012
05:25 PM ET

Ron Paul's comic relief

Ron Paul broke debate tension with amusing one-liners. CNN contributors James Carville & Alex Castellanos discuss.

RELATED STORY: Florida debate's most buzz-worthy moments


Filed under: 2012 election • Debates • Republicans • Ron Paul
January 19th, 2012
12:15 PM ET

Ron Paul known as 'Dr. No' of Congress

Few GOP members support Ron Paul's presidential bid. CNN's Dana Bash explains why.


Filed under: 2012 election • Dana Bash • Ron Paul
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