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Tucker Carlson: GOP Should Ask Themselves Why Does This 70-ish Weird Guy Have All This Support
Mediaite ^ | December 21, 2011 | James Crugnale

Posted on 12/22/2011 2:57:38 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

On Wednesday morning’s Red Eye, host Greg Gutfeld asked The Daily Caller‘s Tucker Carlson about Ron Paul’s surge in Iowa. “What happens if Paul wins Iowa? I wrote panic!”

“Maybe Republicans (should) ask themselves why does this 70-ish weird guy have all of this support?” Carlson questioned. “What is he saying that’s resonating? And how do we address those concerns? Maybe people do care about the fed – soft money maybe they are not happy with Afghanistan. I mean, think it through a little bit!”

Later, during the show’s regular Halftime Report segment, Andy Levy theorized that people liked Paul because they enjoyed “the racist newsletters.”

“They are huge,” Carlson added. “Kids love the racist newsletters.”

“It is an under served market!” Levy exclaimed.

“Look at the guy!” Carlson graciously observed. “There has never been a more poorly marketed candidate.”

Watch Levy and Carlson’s take on Ron Paul‘s plucky presidential campaign below via Fox News:

(VIDEO AT LINK)


TOPICS: Texas; Campaign News; Issues; Parties
KEYWORDS: 2012; racism; ronpaul; tuckercarlson

1 posted on 12/22/2011 2:57:48 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ron Paul is a media made phenomenon.


2 posted on 12/22/2011 3:00:10 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (No Mit Sherlock. No Mit, not now, not ever. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: Keith in Iowa

Ron Paul reminds me of Pat Paulsen ,maybe I’m not the only one LOL


3 posted on 12/22/2011 3:02:55 PM PST by molson209
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To: molson209

He’s a mash-up of Pat Paulsen & Lyndon LaRouche.


4 posted on 12/22/2011 3:03:59 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (No Mit Sherlock. No Mit, not now, not ever. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Because there is quite a large number of the Republican Party members that are domestically libertarian and even if not outright isolationist are very disturbed with our continual international intervention. While other candidates talk about limiting the growth of government, or even cutting a department or two (heard it before and watched their budgets balloon even more), Ron Paul talks about cutting a trillion dollars out of the budget next year.


5 posted on 12/22/2011 3:07:07 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Herman Cain: possibly the escapee most dangerous to the Democrats since Frederick Douglass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just punks from any party that want legalized drugs.

You’d have to be on drugs to want Ron Paul in the first place.


6 posted on 12/22/2011 3:08:49 PM PST by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

GOPers wonder why anyone pays attention to the bow-tied Tucker Carlson!


7 posted on 12/22/2011 3:11:48 PM PST by CivilWarguy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s easy to be the pure conservative (Bachmann or Santorum) or say the easy and popular stuff (Paul) when you know darn well that you don’t have to worry about ever being held accountable for it.

Everybody else actually has to consider the possible consequences of their positions knowing that someday they might have to implement or fight for what they promised they would fight for.

It’s an age old political game. If you’re going to have to implement your promises, you can say what you want to get the applause of the masses.


8 posted on 12/22/2011 3:19:05 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

people are frustrated with both parties that dont really want to do anything.

Ron Paul is a guy disgusted by government and his disgust sounds real.


9 posted on 12/22/2011 3:22:43 PM PST by snowstorm12
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Tucker is goofy but right on this one.


10 posted on 12/22/2011 3:24:37 PM PST by traderrob6
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To: Keith in Iowa; molson209

11 posted on 12/22/2011 3:29:50 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: KarlInOhio

Get redy for the flames. Sensible talk like yours ain’t welcome round these parts ya hear?


12 posted on 12/22/2011 3:31:40 PM PST by SpringtoLiberty (Liberty is on the march!)
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To: KarlInOhio

Your pushing Pure BS!
Ronny is a 32 yr DC insider who is the PORK
KING of the GOP !
Ronny voted against The GOP earmark ban !
He is a FRAUD!
It time for the 9-11 truther meeting so buzz off !


13 posted on 12/22/2011 3:44:04 PM PST by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !)
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To: quantim
Exactly. All libertarians are interested in is the legalization of pot.
14 posted on 12/22/2011 3:48:58 PM PST by miss marmelstein (Still heartless after all these years...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe there are people in the Republican party that actually care about the erosion of Individual Liberty in this country, an idea that never gets talked about in the election cycle.


15 posted on 12/22/2011 4:00:40 PM PST by Husker24
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Tucker stop being a dumbass....

Paul is leading in Iowa because it’s a caucus state rather than a primary state

He is buying most of his votes and support though his paulbots

If he wins..... There is no wind in his sails to carry him in any other state


16 posted on 12/22/2011 4:13:57 PM PST by Popman (Obama is God's curse upon the land....)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Weird Bow-Tie Guy


17 posted on 12/22/2011 4:25:48 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (FOREIGN AID: A transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries)
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To: ncalburt

Pork isnt killing America.


18 posted on 12/22/2011 7:07:43 PM PST by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: Raider Sam

Ron Paul the 9-11 truther is killing our chances of getting rid of the Marxist!


19 posted on 12/22/2011 7:18:17 PM PST by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Because he is a NeoConfederate.
20 posted on 12/22/2011 11:55:32 PM PST by Domangart
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Carlson has a point.


21 posted on 12/22/2011 11:58:08 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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