Saturday, August 20, 2011

Lawmaker cites media 'arrogance' for lack of coverage of Ron Paul campaign -

Lawmaker cites media 'arrogance' for lack of coverage of Ron Paul campaign - - Bob Cusak:

Aug. 20, 2011 - "A Republican congressman is blaming media 'arrogance' for the paltry coverage of Rep. Ron Paul's (R-Texas) second-place finish in the Iowa Straw Poll.

"Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC), who has endorsed Paul, told the Hill that 'fair-minded people don't know why Ron Paul is not given adequate press.' He pointed the finger at the 'arrogance of certain people in the media who don't think he can win.'...

"Jones said the press 'is going to have to deal with Ron Paul eventually,' predicting Paul will do very well in the Iowa Caucus and perform better than expectations in New Hampshire.

"Many political pundits don't believe Paul can win in November 2012, and doubt he will win the GOP nomination. Despite strong support from the grassroots and a healthy campaign war chest, Paul did not win one state during the 2008 presidential primary. Yet his showing this year in the Iowa Straw Poll was much stronger than four years ago, when he finished fifth....

"Asked if Paul can beat President Obama in the general election, Jones responded, 'absolutely,' citing the president's low approval ratings on the economy....

"This year will be different, Jones said, because 'the country is in worse trouble.' He added that Paul's messages on the Federal Reserve, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the nation's debt are resonating more than ever."

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