In recent days, attention has focused on the unusual relationship between Ron Paul and Mitt Romney, who are purportedly competing against each other for the Republican presidential nomination. The New York Times reported recently that Romney has “worked to cultivate” a friendship with Paul. The candidates talk on the phone frequently. And when Paul’s “campaign jet broke down last year,” Romney “offered his jet to take them home to Texas.”
Rick Santorum has directly accused Paul and Romney of working together, noting “their commercials look a lot alike, and so do their attacks.”
ThinkProgress counted, and of the 39 times Ron Paul has attacked his fellow Republican candidates during the debates, he has attacked Mitt Romney exactly zero times. Clearly, someone is getting something out of this. But what? Let's figure this out together:
What's the Secret Behind the Ron Paul/Mitt Romney Alliance?