Skip to comments.Soldier in Uniform Campaigns on National TV for GOP Presidential Candidate Rep. Ron Paul
Posted on 01/03/2012 8:40:52 PM PST by kristinn
A serviceman identified as U.S. Army Corporal Jesse Thorsen campaigned in uniform tonight for Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) at Paul's Iowa presidential campaign headquarters.
Thorsen was called on stage by Paul to address the crowd during Paul's speech marking his third place finish in the Iowa caucuses. Thorsen endorsed Paul on stage while in uniform.
Earlier in the evening, Thorsen did a live interview in uniform with CNN's Dana Bash. The interview was cut short as the feed froze. However, in the brief time on air, Thorsen spoke of his support for Paul and gave his opinion on U.S. military policy and said that Iran was Israel's problem, not that of the U.S.
Neck tattoo? The Army allows neck tattoos now?
None of the above, check out 35. Not the first time this has happened to Paul.
Oh yea, the infamous Combat OBGYNs.
I just saw that video, are you sure that he was campaigning, or just showed up to vote?
It definitely places him there in uniform, it says nothing about him addressing the crowd or being invited on stage. Any other articles???
I saw it with my own eyes on CNN. I’m not in the habit of making things up.
He was campaigning. He was media-whoring. He chose to wear his uniform and campaign for Paul at the caucus.
I’m just looking for more information, you’d think some newspaper would have an article on this. It’s not everyday someone shows up in uniform at a campaign event.........has the guy even been verified as being in the Army. There are plenty of posers out there especially from the anti-war movement.
Rupaul should have talked him out of that or...
Well tweeps, you wanted to hear more from corp jesse thorsen. You just did. @RonPaul called him on stage. Thorsen told me hed never met paul 1 hour ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®
Mnehring, from your link, I grabbed this screen image.
Click on the link marked Record Removal. The arrest was either sealed or expunged.
Eyes are wider apart on the CNN caption, and the mugshot shows someone who’s nostrils are more flared. Plus no neck tat.........though the mugshot could pre-date the tattoo. A reporter or someone needs to ask this guy for military ID. What military base is in Iowa??? What does Paul camp know about this guy? More questions than answers right now. My gut tells me he’s a poser, you can buy a uniform and a haircut just about anywhere.
He was arrested in 2006? That would have been during the time of his claimed service and would not have gone over well.
Criminy! Even HuffPo knows its wrong to politic in uniform!
Thorson states in his CNN interview that he is 28yo which matches up with your mug shot information.
What is it with Liberals, and impersonating people for political gain?
There are SO many instances of this.
Like “Gay Girl From Damascus”, the persecuted hero of the Arab Spring, actually being a 38 yr old male Prof at a small college in Georgia.