December 21st, 2011
06:55 PM ET

Tonight on AC360: Ron Paul on controversial newsletters

An earlier interview with Ron Paul ended when the Congresman removed his microphone during questioning about controversial newsletters sent using his name in the 1980s and 90s . Watch the preview video and see more of the conversation on AC360 at 8 and 10 p.m. ET.

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  1. Gary Burke

    In 1996 Dr. Paul admitted to writing the newsletters, it wasn't until the early 200s he started denying it. Personally, I don't listen to politicians who tell me, "That embarrassing stuff I said a few years ago? Yeah, I was lying. I'm really totally the opposite." But hey, that's me.

    December 22, 2011 at 12:51 am |
  2. Max S

    The thought that Ron Paul has a racist bone in his body today is absolutely ridiculous. If he is racist, why would he be for civil liberties, gay marriage, and all this other stuff that basically no republican candidates support? Was he racist in the 1980s? Maybe, but does it really matter? While I'm not excusing it, I'm willing to bet that the majority of privileged white males born before the Civil Rights Movement were at least a little racist, strictly because they were taught to be given that segregation was prevalent in society until the 50s-60s. Let's get real people. If the only piece of dirt that you can dig up on Ron Paul is from 20 years ago on something that he probably didn't even read or write and even apologized for the fact that it did get published in his newsletter, SEVERAL TIMES, how does that make him a worse candidate than guys who are actually doing terrible things within the past 5 years and NOT apologizing for it? Stop trying to find the wrong from decades ago, and look for the good that is being done today. As far as that goes, only one candidate is doing phenomenal things today for people of all shapes, sizes, and colors, and that candidate is Ron Paul. You guys make him out to be a villain because he wants to stop giving other countries $12 billion every year. Like it's a bad idea to keep as much money in the country as possible while we're facing a staggering deficit. You know when Rome fell? When 50% of its people were on government support. We are getting a little too close to that number today. Would I agree with Ron Paul's foreign policy if we had a $15 trillion SURPLUS? Of course not, but we have the opposite of that. Leave the man alone, he's answered the same questions too many times.

    December 21, 2011 at 9:41 pm |
  3. John M

    I researched this matter thoroughly and I do believe that Ron Paul did no write the newsletters. Looking at what was written it does not similarly compare to anything he has written otherwise. Additionally, Ron Paul's stance on the issues and how he has consistently supported that stance in the way he votes in the House backs him up since he has consistently supported treating ALL people equally. Paul has often criticized the judicial system and its unfair treatment of blacks and other minorities. If Paul was a racist I can't see how he would do that.

    December 21, 2011 at 9:14 pm |
  4. Jon

    Look at the whole person. Consider what Ron Paul stands for and who he is as a man rather than what was written by someone else twenty years ago. Ron Paul stands for freedom, liberty, prosperity and peace. Look at his legislative background and name one thing that he has done that supports the claims that he is racist. Rather, you will find that he supports empowering individuals and communities to speak up and claim their constitutional rights.

    December 21, 2011 at 9:08 pm |