Chris Wallace to Ron Paul: 'You're being taken more seriously by the media'

May 16, 2011|By Luke Broadwater

Two GOP presidential candidates appeared on the Sunday morning talk shows yesterday: Newt Gingrich was on "Meet the Press" and Ron Paul appeared on "Fox News Sunday." 

While NBC's David Gregory basically accused Gingrich of being a racist, Paul received much better treatment from Chris Wallace, who was tough on Paul during the first GOP debate. 

"You are being taken, I think it's fair to say, more seriously by the media time this time -- frankly, including me -- because your issues, limiting the size and scope of government, adhering to constitutional principles, are center stage for the Republican Party this time around," Wallace told Paul. 

What followed was an interesting 10 minutes in which, once again, Paul argued for drug decriminalization, an end to U.S. militarism, the abolishment of FEMA and the perils of the IMF. 

Some choice quotes: 

• "The IMF is a threat to us."

• "I don't want to run people's lives and run the world and run the economy."

• "The president isn't a dictator."

• "I want a legalized freedom of choice."  

Watch the clip below. 

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