Ron Paul Talks To Wolf Blitzer About The Newsletter Storyby Doug Mataconis
Ron Paul appeared on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer today to talk about the controversy that has erupted over the last several days regarding newsletters published under his name in the late 1980s and early 1990s which contained, to put it mildly, some incredibly racist statements.
Here’s Part One:
And Here’s Part Two:
I was able to watch this live and, quite honestly, Paul didn’t seem like himself to me. It was a combination of, for lack of a better word, anger and being caught off guard. To his credit, he did repudiate the filth that was published under his name, but his continuing refusal to name the person who did write it, or at least the editor, is just confusing.
Also, I don’t think he helped himself with anyone but the true believers when he kept mentioning “the blacks” every few minutes, the way he kept diverting Blitzer’s questions with talk about the War on Drugs and Iraq, and his insistence toward the end of the interview that this was part of some conspiracy against him.
Watch for yourself and make up your own mind, but there are still unanswered questions here and he owes it to his supporters to answer them.