Strategy of completely ignoring Congressman was a miserable failure
Aug 17, 2011
The establishment effort to keep Presidential candidate Ron Paul out
of the public conscience has failed and desperation tactics have set
Politico has taken it upon itself to dredge up an old and thoroughly debunked story in an attempted attack on the Congressman’s character.
“…there are reasons why Paul, and his fan base, might be grateful
for the minimalist coverage that he’s received,” writes Maggie
“… a more thorough vetting of the kind that mainstream candidates
generally receive would invariably lead to some of the newsletters that
bore his name (if not his byline or direct authorship) decades
Haberman links to a three year old New Republic report which
suggests that Ron Paul was responsible for racist and bigoted
newsletters that were written in his name in the 1990s.
This is the exact same desperate tactic that was employed when Paul ran for president in 2008.
In reality Paul has noted King as one of his heroes on many
occasions. Indeed, the only time that the Congressman has ever voted
for something that is not explicitly authorized in the Constitution, it
was for America to recognize Martin Luther King day as a public
“Once again, the establishment is trying to flog a lame, tired 20
year old story that has been explained ad naseum in campaign after
campaign.” writes Paul’s campaign adviser Jesse Benton.
“These items were not written by Dr. Paul and they are anathema to belief in human liberty.” Benton added.
Similar tactics were employed
by the establishment last year, in a last ditch effort to reverse Rand
Paul’s exponential popularity surge. It failed miserably as
Congressman Ron Paul’s son comfortably won his Kentucky Senate seat.
The fact that the media has dredged up this rotting corpse of a
non-story AGAIN in an attempt to smear Paul indicates complete
desperation and only serves to highlight that unlike most of his
political opponents, Ron Paul’s record and his character remain clean as
The Congressman appeared on Fox News yesterday to discuss the media
attempts to derail his campaign. Paul also conducted a longer sit down
interview on the subject with KTRK-TV in Houston. Watch both these
Steve Watson is the London based writer and editor for Alex Jones’ Infowars.net, and Prisonplanet.com. He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the School of Politics at The University of Nottingham in England