Skip to comments.Ron Paul Reportedly Goes Off On Reporter For Interrupting His Breakfast
Posted on 12/29/2011 12:10:54 PM PST by Kaslin
National Journal reporter Beth Reinhard got a chilly reception from Republican frontrunner Ron Paul when she ran into him eating his breakfast all alone at the Des Moines Embassy Suites. Reinhard asked the unaccompanied candidate whether his supporters would support the eventual nominee if it wasn’t him, which drew a sharp retort.
“Right now, the only thing that bothers me is people who don’t respect my privacy enough to leave me alone for five minutes when I’m eating breakfast,” Paul allegedly responded. Reinhard reports the Republican hopeful coldly went back to reading his USA Today.
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Reinhard was not amused by Paul’s curmudgeonly reply:
Charming. (By the way, if this were to happen to Romney, which it wouldn’t, a SWAT team would immediately surround the reporter to oversee damage control.)
Paul, wearing a white shirt and jeans, insists he doesn’t have time for even one question because he needs to shave before a morning television appearance. A few minutes later, he tries to get the waitress’s attention and fails. Oh bother, he shrugs. And that’s exactly why the people who love the Texas congressman/tea party icon/libertarian standard-bearer love him so intensely. He’s just a cranky old man who wants to eat his eggs in peace before he sets out to save the world.
Paul’s quirky morning routine drew scrutiny on Twitter, such as this snarky response from Washington Post blogger Aaron Blake:
(h/t National Journal)
“Can’t I just eat my waffle?!”
Birds of a feather...
The important “alert” from this is that Paul reads “USA Today,” by choice. That, alone, should disqualify him from any Republican race.
Don’t mess with Grandpa before he’s had his Coffee,Bowl of Oatmeal and Prunes.......(Also don’t mess with Mittens before he’s combed his hair and put on a fresh pair of magic undies!) LOL
I guess Romney can now say Ron Paul is “always angry” as well!
Such a lovable old coot.
Beth should follow him into the men’s room to see if he has a wide stance.
In a way I agree with RP on this. Common courtesy is something reporters don’t understand. BOTOH he could have just had b’fast in his room.
With all due respect, as a frequent traveler any hotel that had a newspaper available always has USA Today. With that being said, why would he even bother to read the bird cage liner?
Don’t get me wrong, he is about as wrong headed to lead our country as the interloper was. Free Republic is the only newspaper I need to read. Everything else is just opposition research.
Hey let me tell ya, those prunes work..mix that with oatmeal and coffee and no wonder Paul was so cranky, he had to go potty
For once I have to agree with Ron Paul.......The damn media feel they have carte blanche to do whatever they want, whenever they want. I would have also used a vast number of expletives......
How many times has Ron Paul run for President?
I refuse to read or subscribe to any Gannett which USA Today is
Anyone willing to tell off a presstitute can’t be all bad.
In Ron Paul’s case, this random act of being ones self Is his redeeming aspect.
Not enough to justify a vote for him, though.
If he doesn’t want to be bothered maybe he shouldn’t eat in public places. What does he expect? He is running for president. Has common sense escaped these nominees?
LOL! Hey I know I have a better outlook on life and spring in my step when I have had my Morning BM...LOL(Dogs agree as well always so happy after he’s done his morning Obama)
Well if you read it, he wasn’t really eating his breakfast. He was reading a newspaper. For all we know, he might have already finished been finished with his breakfast.
What does he think is going to happen if he IS elected president? Or if he is even the nominee?
We heard Dick Morris make that statement about Paul’s liberalism. He didn’t hold back, and it was pretty terrifying. What’s Paul doing running on a Republican ticket, anyhow?
No kidding. What a wacko.
I am no fan of paul but beth is nothing but a flaming lib(stenographer for the miami herald so who do you believe both suck
This is the 3rd time. The first time was in 1988 when he rar under the Libertarian ticket, then in 2008 and now
AFAIK, Embassy suites does not stock the WSJ.
I think he started running against Roosevelt...
The first one...
...it seems like a billion times already.
I’m no fan of Ron Paul but kudos to him for slapping down a reporter that doesn’t even have the courtesy to let him eat his breakfast. That said, if I was running for president, I’d stick to room service to ensure my privacy. Nothing worse than being asked questions with your mouth full.
LOL..me too!! But in all seriousness, what the heck is the GOP doing? Now I know that ANYONE can run but really, Ron Paul? This guy makes Obama look centrist, what the hell are they thinking, that he will just disappear? Enough kooks are actually cheering this guy on, its scary
And why exactly isn't he running on the Libertarian ticket this time around since Paul is in fact a libertarian? Kinda deceitful that he uses the (R) label to get noticed when everyone knows full well he won't support the eventual GOP nominee - and nearly half his support is coming from liberal and independent crossover voters.
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I don’t blame him.. should have thrown OJ at them..
***Reinhard asked the unaccompanied candidate whether his supporters would support the eventual nominee if it wasnt him, which drew a sharp retort.***
Truth be told - Ron Paul has no clue who his supporters are. Let me help him out. With all due respect, Dr.Paul - you are a pawn in the game of drive by dirty tricks. The anarchists are using you and your campaign for their own ends.
It is not real. Grow up not old.
“And you damn kids - stay offa my lawn too!”
“Hey let me tell ya, those prunes work..mix that with oatmeal and coffee and no wonder Paul was so cranky, he had to go potty.”
I think you have hit upon something there.
I don't closely track how the Libertarian party subdivides itself (you know - there are RINOs within the Republican Party? Are how the Tea Party isn't the same as the Republican Party?).
However, some of the key cogs in Paul's own 'libertarian' group, who ran his organization and spoke for him, described themselves as "paleoLibertarians." They were supposed to be the Libertarians without the potheads, filling in that void with more "fear-the-New-World-Order" conspiracy types. And disgruntled militia types. And people who sign their emails with "BJB" for "Burn Jew Burn," and other, well, types that for *some reason* Ron Paul seems to attract.
A clue for Ron:
If you become president, you give up much of your private and personal life. It comes with the territory.
Get used to it.
If he only had the courage to talk to our enemies that way.
The hotel leaves that rag outside your door in the morning. Prolly just grabbed it as he closed the door.
Thank you for reminding me of my morning prunes.
Do you have any idea where I set those things down?
.(Just don’t let him get anywhere near the NUKES button!)
the danger is that he would DESTROY all of our nukes:
(use whiny voice)
“Of course they hate us, we have all those nuclear weapons. I say get rid of them all so they know they don’t have anything to be afraid of and that we mean them no harm and that we won’t be attacking them.”
We should get rid of the nukes?? Are you frakin serious?? I expect this on the DU, but not on this site..
A person running for public office should not expect privacy in a public place. Want to be alone? Order room service.
You took the words right out of my fingers! Now I have nothing to say:)
Jeff Dunham’s “Walter.”
Really? How badly did you diss Bozo when he said, "Can't I just eat my waffle?"? I bet you were right in there giving him he**. Well, just because Paul is a Republican doesn't make it ok for him to be rude. The fact is, if you run for President you have to put up with the media and all of their pushiness. Ron Paul was out of line, he is running for the nomination for the Republican party for President of the USA, does he expect the media to just leave him alone? Bozo was wrong with his waffle comment and Ron Paul is wrong about this.
Mr. KD, please learn how to read and comprehend what you read. Optimist was talking about what Ron Paul wants and what he would say. It is obvious if you just read his comment.
“You took the words right out of my fingers!”
Sorry ‘bout that...
Am I the only one who thinks Ron Paul has been occupied by the ghost of Lyndon LaRouche?
not sure by your comment that you understand the “quote” is typical of a Ron Paul whiny rant about how “they” hate us because we are “over there” and they hate Israel because “they feel threatened” by Israel’s nukes
To be quite truthful my friend, I have no idea what you are refering to......so kiss my ass! And while we're on the subject, you can kiss my cat's ass too...
I don't know who you think you are dumbshit but it's obvious you got kicked out of the bar early tonight........