The Daily Caller
's Alex Pappas reports
on a study
revealing Ron Paul's strange lack of charges against Mitt Romney during the course of the GOP debates. Paul has gone after Santorum on over 20 occasions, but never once
ThinkProgress reported that Paul attacked Santorum 22 times and Gingrich 8 times in the debates. He attacked Texas Gov. Rick Perry and businessman Herman Cain four times each and Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann one time while they were in the race.
Is this because Paul, a staunch libertarian, finds Santorum and his well-known anti-libertarian views a more worthy opponent? Whatever the reason, theories abound as to why Paul is staying silent vis-à-vis Romney. Die-hard Paul supporters, however, deny any collusion, telling Talking Points Memo
, "There's no way Ron Paul is helping Mitt Romney in Michigan."What are your thoughts? Is there some kind of back room deal going on between Paul and Romney, or is this a distracting non-issue?