Ron Paul: Jon Stewart helped make my case

By Eric W. Dolan
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 17:10 EDT
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Texas Congressman Ron Paul (R) on Wednesday said The Daily Show host Jon Stewart helped boost media coverage of his presidential candidacy.

“I think that another person that kind of made my case was Jon Stewart,” he told reporters at a breakfast sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor. “How could anything be more dramatic than what Jon Stewart did?”

After Paul came in second place in the Ames Straw Poll in Iowa, Stewart noted he had not received the media attention he deserved.

Confirming his suspicion, a Pew Research Center report found that Paul was mentioned just 29 times in the days following the Ames Straw Poll, while Rick Perry was mentioned 371 times, Michelle Bachmann was mentioned 274 times and Mitt Romney was mentioned 183 times.

“I don’t take it personally, and I know how it works, but I’m always wanting to make an excuse because I think people just flat-out don’t understand me,” Paul added. “They don’t understand what I’m talking about. But the people who do get super excited about it.”

Watch video, courtesy of ForaTV, below:

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/series/monitor_breakfast

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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