Ron Paul 2012 National Campaign Chairman Jesse Benton criticized the recent CBS / National Journal Republican debate, claiming that Ron Paul’s time in the debate was unfairly limited.
“Congressman Paul was only allocated 90 seconds of speaking in one televised hour. If we are to have an authentic national conversation on issues such as security and defense, we can and must do better to ensure that all voices are heard,” Benton said, adding that, “Ron Paul consistently polls among the top three in the key early voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire. He is polling in double digits in most respected polls.”
According to Benton, “Congressman Paul is ranked among the top three in fundraising results … serves on the House Foreign Relations Committee … (and) is a veteran.”
“Congressman Paul has contrasting views on foreign policy that many Americans find worthy of inquiry and discussion,” Benton said, claiming that “CBS’s treatment of Congressman Paul is disgraceful,” especially given that the “debate centered on foreign policy and national security.”
“CBS News, in their arrogance, may think they can choose the next president. Fortunately, the people of Iowa, New Hampshire, and across America get to vote and not the media elites,” Benton added.