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Well the strong grassroots support and a second place showing in the Iowa straw poll you would think that congressman Ron Paul.
Would be getting a lot more media attention this week.
But instead all of the focus appears to be on Mitt Romney and Rick Perry and to some extent Michelle Bachmann.
So congressman Paul is taking action.
He is out now with a new political -- one that goes after Romney Perry and -- -- Nicholas.
The story have failed policies.
The story of smooth talking politicians.
Dreams of peace said she said.
-- -- And principal.
There you have -- My guess now congressman Ron Paul congressman thank you so much for being here let me start with this because it's starting to make some more more headlines.
Not not your campaign in your candidacy but the fact that the media.
Is ignoring you are.
They -- and we need to ask a lot I -- mean what are they afraid -- we're doing well.
We're certainly in the top tier we showed we did well in Knox in Iowa and we categories they should we can raise money.
-- they don't want to discuss my views because I think there frighten.
By us challenging the status quo and establishment when it comes to foreign policy monetary policy the entitlement system because my views are quite different.
In the other candidates so they -- just as soon -- not get to cover -- that the others are getting and they will concentrate on establishment type politicians.
There seems to be -- narrative emerging that you can't win and therefore they're giving you back in the hand treatment there was an editorial in the Wall Street Journal that said.
He has no chance to win this despite -- -- -- 152 votes.
Within the top spot in the Iowa straw -- -- out of almost 171000 votes cast.
You -- -- -- 150 or so away from number one but the Wall Street Journal and others say you can't win why why did they believe that.
But they want to believe it and they want to.
Promote an idea they don't want to promote information because there have been a couple of polls.
-- either came in first or second when you match my name up against Obama.
Because my views really compete in this would be -- reason the Democrats who want me to win either because I can compete against Obama because his base is very -- -- with his expansion of the war in his lack of interest in protecting civil liberties.
And and therefore they don't want to hear from me either.
-- -- I've done quite well I am quite willing to match my name up against Obama anytime of the.
You it's gotta be somewhat frustrating for you I mean to come to come in second and and be as close as -- -- -- winning in Iowa.
Not to mention the polling that you've been doing which is which is it's fairly good.
To have this kind of treatment in the media does it disturb you.
Disturbs me I.
Don't use a word frustrating because I think I anticipate I know how the system works I know what I'm trying to do because it's not like I'm just trying to win.
And get elected I'm trying to change the course history.
And our history in this country hasn't been doing for the last hundred years whether it's our drift into.
Manage an in car.
The destruction of our currency.
The deficits that have been run out the climax of the dollar reserve standard.
This is big stuff and nobody else is addressing this so I X I mean you know in spite of all the shortcomings on the recording -- Not paying I read it off a bit because they don't have any idea.
About the significance of the monetary system and what's going on with the federal -- but -- people grassroots America start to wake up millions of people are reading about the Federal Reserve in understanding how they bail out their friends.
Great trillions of dollars give you a third of all that money they used in the bail out give it to foreign banks.
Are real -- -- -- even though the media.
Generally speaking they don't understand -- they don't ask me right questions.
And if they do understand it they don't want to get the secret out on how the system we have.
Protects the special interest of big corporations.
Or protects -- that -- -- -- friends our society.
If -- I -- -- I ask you but -- your initial point which is they don't like your views on foreign policy and they are controversial.
You know you you made headlines of the debate by saying.
You don't think we should be interfering with Iran and it would be okay if Iran got a new look you also describe the Osama bin Laden raid that took his life as unnecessary.
That has critics saying Ron Paul is outside the mainstream.
Well I'm I'm virtually running on George Bush's foreign policy of the year 2000.
He was very critical of Clinton now the intervention in the nation building He said we don't need to be in nation building we don't need to be intervening.
We don't need to be the police -- -- world.
That's George Bush -- just running on his -- policy so why is it's so strange now you know why.
'cause I'm serious -- not I'm just not pandering to the people.
The peace candidate is always a very strong candidate Obama was a peace candidate in the last go around because He was going to start bringing our troops open -- this horse in here -- in -- -- But even He had some tough topic -- Iran is considered you know a state sponsor of terror and has reportedly been helping.
Kill our troops into battle fields and you know that there's a question you're gonna let them get a -- who who who -- next and would you elect al-Qaeda get a new -- got a got a line somewhere.
-- are one policy has led to the death of a million Iraqi Sox are you.
You can't take -- that as far as Iran getting a -- no I don't have a new -- on anybody out nukes.
But I understand it.
And I understand that Ronald Reagan could talk to the Soviet Union and Nixon talked to the Chinese and He murdered millions of their own people but -- is say the solution was to invade those countries to take their nukes away from Iran does limit how much -- and -- -- CIA says they're not even on the verge of having a new.
They don't have enough gasoline and to provide for the people -- have all that oil and we want to believe there on the verge of.
-- looking somebody.
I mean believe me.
This is all war propaganda they just want number six war we have essentially five going on now in were broken the American people know we can't afford anymore wars.
I gotta go -- is -- kind of and I wanna squeezes in before before we got it if you if you're president Paul.
And and it turned out -- Iraq that Iran did have the have the bomb and and attacked Israel.
Would you step -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- How to manage their borders I defended Israel when I took -- the nukes in Iraq.
Many many years ago.
Israel has 300.
Do you think I mean.
There's a lot of problems -- -- there's no doubt about it but I tell you what they're not suicidal when it's been happening since 1953.
We have interfered we they -- pretty good democracy eagle in 53.
And we kicked it out our CIA kicked it out for oil and -- in the show are we to -- He was a ruthless dictator did you wonder why there's blow back.
Now histories on my side of this argument in the founders -- right.
Non interventions friends and trade with people more prosperity.
Congressman Ron Paul come back any time sir thanks so much for being here -- -- and all the best.
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