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Ron Paul: I couldn’t vote for Chris Christie for president

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The feud between Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J., may have simmered down lately, but former Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, is continuing to fan the flames.

Speaking with Wolf Blitzer on CNN Thursday evening, the elder Paul explained that he wouldn’t vote for Chris Christie as president because of his commitment to big government principles.

“I couldn’t vote for him because I don’t think he agrees with probably anything I say,” Paul said. “I wouldn’t do it because he offers nothing, no change, just the status quo. It’s more big government and that’s not what I’ve been about.”

Paul added that Christie was too willing to compromise in order to get elected and obtain political power.

“You have to believe in something and understand economics or you just keep doing the same thing and deficits keep running up,” Paul added. “That’s why nothing changes whether you have a Republican or a Democrat because basically it’s one party and that’s where the frustration comes from and now they’re arguing over power alone and not issues.”

Paul has been making the rounds on cable news to promote his new online “Ron Paul Channel.”

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