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Ron Paul – Racist claims backfire, polling up forces GOP critics to face decisions…

12-30-2011 09:00 AM CET | Politics, Law & Society

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Ron Paul is leading Iowa polls, despite a slew of allegations and criticisms thrown his way. Find out why, and what that means for

Ron Paul is leading Iowa polls, despite a slew of allegations and criticisms thrown his way. Find out why, and what that means for

Republican Presidential candidate, Ron Paul, has undergone a rash smear campaign by the mainstream media and GOP rivals. Despite allegations of racial newsletters and anti-gay viewpoints, the Paul campaign is running stronger than ever.

CNN posted an interview where reporter, Gloria Borger, asked Ron Paul several times about the newsletters, just shortly after he was already confronted about them by Wolf Blitzer on another CNN interview. The story was spun, “Ron Paul walks out of CNN interview”, after the edited clip was aired on CNN. This story was an overnight internet viral storm, and lead many people to believe that Paul couldn’t take the heat, and left in a furry. Many people questioned how he might handle Presidency, if he can’t even handle the scrutiny of an interview.

Days later, CNN released the unedited version of the interview which showed quite the opposite of the story pitch. Ron Paul conducted himself in a professional manner, and left after the interview was over; there was no storming out as the edited film indicated. Paul concluded that the newsletters contained thousands of pages over the years and he was not an author. He stated during the time of the newsletters, he was a practicing physician and didn’t have time to read them all, and he denounced any racist views.

Why is he currently leading the polls in Iowa?

This isn’t the first time Congressman Paul was confronted by the newsletters, in his 2008 presidential run; he was confronted by the media over the exact same issue. This prompted Austin Texas, NAACP President, Nelson Linder, to come to Paul’s defense saying (speaking in his own opinion, not speaking for the NAACP), “Knowing Ron Paul and having talked to him, I think he's a very fair guy I just think that a lot of folks do not understand the Libertarian platform…”. Linder did not think Paul was racist.

Paul also has spoken highly of Dr. Martin Luther King throughout his entire career; he has also given thousands of public speeches throughout his career, none of which any racism was ever hinted or witnessed.

Rick Sincere, a gay Republican author, also chimed in on the allegations, saying in his blog, “Nearly fifteen years ago, I was running for the Virginia House of Delegates (in the 49th District, then completely within Arlington County, one of the most heavily Democratic and liberal districts in the state).

The campaign took place during the period that, according to Kirchick, "Ron Paul" was making derogatory, anti-gay remarks in "his" newsletters. As it happens, I was running as an openly-gay candidate for the Virginia General Assembly. (It was my second run for that office after a previous attempt in a special election in January 1991. The same district currently has an openly-gay Democrat representing it in Richmond.)

During that 1993 campaign, Ron Paul issued a letter on my behalf, soliciting funds from libertarians and votes from constituents. (We sent the letter to both groups.) Dr. Paul (then a former Congressman) was aware I was running as an openly-gay candidate and he raised no questions, concerns, or objections. I hardly think a homophobic bigot would have sent out a fundraising letter over his own signature, endorsing (as the Washington Times stylebook would have it) an "avowed homosexual" for public office.”

His supporters, known as the most dedicated supporters in politics, are already familiar with the allegations about Paul. Most refuse to believe it, “Ron Paul is clearly not racist, these allegations are absolutely false. Why don’t they focus on Romney’s flip flopping such as being pro-choice, pro-tarp, and pro-climate change, as demonstrated on ? Why not focus on the millions Newt Gingrich made on lobbyists and corporate ‘consulting fees’. I started watching the candidates not knowing who Paul was, now my eyes have been opened. He is the only consistent politician who has not sold us out; the only candidate who represents the constitution and personal liberties.” one Paul supporter said.

The public is responding, one African American man released a story stating how much Paul had impacted his life saying, "between (19)72-73, there was still a lot of prejudice around this area. My wife was sick and no one came to help....Ron Paul came to my rescue, he just stepped in and came to work on my wife..." In an interview this morning, Dr. Paul was played the clip and after hearing it stated, “The video wasn’t put out by my campaign…I never had the knowledge of how grateful he was, and to me that’s magnificent.”
The video has made a big impact on the web, and can be seen here, .

Paul’s supporters are drawn to him because of his consistency in his strict constitutional, anti-war, personal liberty, anti-big government, and economical views. He is a devout Federal Reserve critic, and vows to cut one trillion dollars of government spending in his first year as President.

His same anti-war views that draw dedicated supporters also draw critics from the GOP party; Michelle Bachmann said his views are dangerous. Through the scrutiny, Paul maintains steadfast in his views, pointing out that the United States is going bankrupt becoming a world empire, and is following in the same footsteps that lead to the collapse of ancient Rome and the Soviet Union. It is his belief that bad and intrusive foreign policies lead to more enemies around the world, more terrorist attacks in retaliation; and lead to more conflicts that we cannot afford.
With just a few days from the first GOP primary, Paul is poised to win in Iowa on the January 3rd primary. Currently he is also polling high in New Hampshire. A great finish there could put his GOP critics in a stressful position; forcing them to consider the possibility of strongly supporting Paul. If the GOP party won’t stand behind Paul, he could run as a 3rd party candidate. This concerns the GOP critics who know a 3rd party run would nearly guarantee another Obama victory.

With primary victories, the story would no longer be just about Paul, but the conflicts in the GOP party. GOP organizers and party influences will be forced to pull together and decide; will they support Paul in his success and listen to the votes of the people, even though his some of his Libertarian views clash with some mainstream party viewpoints? In recent interviews, Newt Gingrich said he would not vote for Ron Paul if he lost the nomination, however Mitt Romney said he would vote for Paul, because any GOP candidate is better than President Obama.

Would the GOP party as a whole, rather push a mainstream candidate and risk Obama winning again, or would they rally behind Paul? That is the question.

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