As Rep. Ron Paul continues to rack up delegates in places like Nevada and Maine, many are starting to wonder what it is the Texas congressman is up to and whether he’s trying to throw a wrench into the Republican National Convention later this year.
Asked why he has not dropped out of the race on CNN’s Newsroom on Wednesday, Paul said: “It certainly isn't for the reason of disrupting a convention,” adding “That is not in my plan. That is against my plan. I don't like that even being a suggestion.”
Instead, Paul said, he is attempting to “maximize” his delegate totals in the hope of changing the direction of the Republican Party. “Just to give a speech for the sake of giving a speech and have it edited doesn't have much appeal to me,” he said, “but I think moving an agenda is very important. The best way I can do that is to maximize the number of delegates that we have.”
As far as endorsing Mitt Romney, Paul said it would be “pretty hard to reconcile the differences” between the two on the issues.