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March 2nd, 2012
01:36 PM ET

Ron Paul on negative political ads and his views on birth control

As the political eye shifts its focus to next week's "Super Tuesday," last night "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomed Ron Paul for another honest and engaging sit down.

In the wake of increased negativity amongst the GOP candidates, host Piers Morgan asked the Texan if these tactics would ultimately hurt the party in the general election:

"It's meat and drink to the Democrats, isn't it? They can just replay this stuff," suggested the host.

Paul, however, suspects that ultimately, the Republicans will rally: "I would say that politicians pretty much come together, sort of like a family. The old saying that you can fight with your siblings, but don't let the neighbors come in."

As the interview continued, the topic turned to social issues, including contraception. As an OB-GYN Dr. Paul has delivered more than 4,000 babies, and considers an argument about free birth control pills to be a "silly" one:

"To say that you have to have, on this policy, with no increase in pricing, you are going to give out birth control pills, that becomes a welfare issue and a mandate and a cost to the insurance company," explained Paul. "I just don't like the government in this business."

Watch the clip, and listen to the interview, as Paul describes how things have changed since he purchased OB care on his first insurance policy.
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  1. mikeybronx

    You just don't get. We do not care if you think your suppressing Ron Paul and his existence. The media best get with the program, he is going to the White House and thats all there is to it. The CNN, MSNBC, BLOOMBERG and Reuters polls and editorials are the topic of jokes in the Ron Paul supporters camps because we have the vote and do not need the media air time. The underground is growing and the revolution is real and you all can't deal with it. LOL LOL LOL RON PAUL 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!

    March 2, 2012 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Randy Cuban

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      March 4, 2012 at 12:42 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. John F. Kennedy

    Congratulations Piers. You were very cordial to good ol' Ron Paul last night. I know you are generally a "big government is the solution" kind of guy and I don't think you'd disagree, but you didn't allow your political ideology to interfere with your interview. I was impressed, and perhaps even a bit surprised. Well done.

    March 2, 2012 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. George Washington

    I like Ron Paul and how he tends to point out what the side issues are and tries to go right back to the big issues we need to fix. He even in a way pointed out how in the grand scheme of things this birth control is just a side issue to a bigger problem with Obama care.

    My question is, when election time comes around will our votes count or is the next president already decided for? It would be smart to make people feel like they are apart of their political system when in fact its all only a show so BIG MONEY can continue to control the gov. Continue to have wars then make more laws on us to protect us from Terrorist that don't exist. We are working with the terrorist in other countries!!!!

    March 3, 2012 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Dave

    Nice job cutting the video off in the middle of his explanation. CNN does it again! The laughing stock of the journalism world.

    March 4, 2012 at 1:12 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • : (

      Journalist are not free to report honestly.
      Free media, free speech.

      March 4, 2012 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Uwoy

    was what got me going. Her question had povroked the tearful reaction in Hillary. She was thinking of voting for Hillary but then she went to an Obama meeting. She explained: He made me cry, so I voted for him . Suppose a male voter had said I was going to vote for Romney but I changed my mind because Huckabee looked so great with his shot gun. And, I had observed There is a mighty lot of testosterone in that party. Would the PC police still be after me?

    November 10, 2012 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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