Gee.. I guess Paul is now having his closet door opened!

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    Jan 28, 2012 3:24 PM GMT
    Washington, D.C. - Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul on Friday flatly denied a Washington Post report that he was deeply involved in the company that produced provocative, racially charged newsletters and that he signed off on articles.

    The newsletters from the 1990s have dogged Paul for years, resurfacing as his presidential campaign gained momentum. The Texas congressman has denied writing the inflammatory passages - the articles included racial, anti-Semitic and anti-gay content - and said that he didn't read them at the time or for years afterward.

    The Post story published Friday said the newsletters were part of a marketing strategy by Paul's company and that three people familiar with his businesses described his involvement with the newsletters.

    "It was his newsletter, and it was under his name, so he always got to see the final product," Renae Hathway, a former secretary in Paul's company, told the Post. "He would proof it."

    Paul told CNN on Friday: "She's made that story up. ... It's completely false."

    The Post reported that Eric Dondero Rittberg, a former longtime Paul aide, said he witnessed Paul proofing, editing and signing off on his newsletters in the mid-1990s.

    Ed Crane, the longtime president of the libertarian Cato Institute, told the Post that he and Paul discussed direct-mail solicitations at the time and that they agreed that "people who have extreme views" are more likely than others to respond.

    "I don't know what he's talking about," Paul told CNN. "I don't recall that conversation."
    http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/story/2012-01-27/ron-paul-denies-racist-newsletter/52826442/1

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    Jan 29, 2012 1:28 AM GMT
    The more details that are revealed about the newsletters, the less I feel comfortable about the man.

    I don't mind an audit of the Federal Reserve or the United States interfering less in the affairs of other nations (up to a point), but considering that "people who hold extreme views" are his biggest supporters makes me uneasy.
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    Jan 29, 2012 6:02 AM GMT
    creature saidThe more details that are revealed about the newsletters, the less I feel comfortable about the man.

    I don't mind an audit of the Federal Reserve or the United States interfering less in the affairs of other nations (up to a point), but considering that "people who hold extreme views" are his biggest supporters makes me uneasy.


    Really, you needed the newletters to be uncomfortable with Ron Paul?
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    Jan 29, 2012 7:10 PM GMT
    freedomisntfree said
    creature saidThe more details that are revealed about the newsletters, the less I feel comfortable about the man.

    I don't mind an audit of the Federal Reserve or the United States interfering less in the affairs of other nations (up to a point), but considering that "people who hold extreme views" are his biggest supporters makes me uneasy.


    Really, you needed the newletters to be uncomfortable with Ron Paul?


    Well, maybe other than his opinion the Civil Rights Act I really don't see anything troubling about him. As committed as Ron Paul as to his ideas, generally saying the same thing over and over, he is no match for bureaucracy.

    Even though he believes some agencies to be unconstitutional (I'll need to look them up to see which ones), Ron Paul said that he was willing to keep them if he became President. That is his admission that he would go against what he believes is constitutional.

    So despite that we believe we him to be part of the fringe element, he will still be reigned in on.