If you had backed Ron Paul, the ONLY true conservative, you would never have to wonder where he really stands. Paul ultimately refused to endorse the Romney–Ryan ticket selected by the Republican Party. He said that there was no essential difference between Romney and his Democratic opponent, Obama, on the most critical policies: "I’ve been in this business a long time and believe me there is essentially no difference from one administration to another no matter what the platforms.... The foreign policy stays the same, the monetary policy stays the same, there’s no proposal for any real cuts and both parties support it." So would have Gingrich. He was beyond reproach in his marriage; Paul has been married to Carol Wells since 1957.