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Ron Paul’s Appearances on Kremlin TV Could Damage His Son’s Presidential Aspirations

It is, nonetheless, not entirely insignificant that the father of a presidential candidate, who shares the same ideological niche as his son, is a regular guest on a medium that can easily be viewed as the propaganda arm of an increasingly hostile foreign power. There is, after all, a difference between an eccentric former politician, who happens to be the father of a presidential candidate, producing a newsletter that expounds unusual and unconventional opinions, and that same politician regularly appearing on RT to share those views. At the very least this will be an embarrassment for Senator Paul as he may find himself needing to distance himself from his own father as his campaign moves forward. Given how popular the older Paul remains among the Senator’s Libertarian base, that might not be easy.

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