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February 3rd, 2012
07:44 PM ET

Ron Paul on Mitt Romney's recent comments: "He's a victim of his own economic theories"

In advance of Saturday's Nevada caucus, tonight Ron Paul sits down with Piers Morgan at Planet Hollywood's Koi in Las Vegas. In an intense and revealing interview, the Republican from Texas addresses a wide-range of issues, including his reaction to Mitt Romney's recent comment about the poor.

"I think it was a big issue because of politics, because of the opposition, the demagoguing, the media jumping on this," said Paul.  "Actually, I think I ended up probably defending him more than he defended himself."

The GOP candidate went on to say that he doesn't believe Romney really doesn't care about poor people, but actually, it's his views on finance that are the true issue: "I think the problem is he's a victim of his own economic theories, rather than him being cold and heartless."

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  1. Vet4RonPaul

    Ron Paul is a true gentleman. He is pro-peace, pro-life, pro-freedom and anti-bailouts.
    Gingrich, Romney, Santorum and Obama are neocon warmongering chickenhawks – really!

    We need another war like we need a hole in our head. I'm a vet and I'm sick of wars.

    February 3, 2012 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mary

      II'm not a vet, but a teacher. I am sick of sending kids to war they don't understand.

      February 3, 2012 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mike

      Tell Mr Morgan to shut up and listen!

      February 3, 2012 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Amanda


        February 3, 2012 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
      • karen

        Get Piers off CNN. He is rude and disrespectful. This is why I do not watch CNN.

        February 3, 2012 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
      • Jal

        Agreed. A good interviewer asks a question and allows the interviewee to respond until the point he or she is trying to make has been made. Morgan butting in repeatedly to voice his own views shows that he is not a good interviewer. Larry King was very good.

        February 3, 2012 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
      • Elizabeth

        Please get rid of Piers Morgan. He does not interview – he argues – (or espouses his own opinion). I am really not the least bit interested in what he thinks, I am interested in the guest. Mr. Morgan is a narcissist to the core.

        February 3, 2012 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
      • Richard Bambridge

        I've just read some of these stupid comments about the interview between Piers Morgan and Ron Paul. A good political interviewer will always challenge and interrupt if he thinks it necessary to get a real answer from whoever he is talking to. Maybe some of you people ought to listen to people like Jeremy Paxman in the UK who frightens the crap out of inadequate politicians like Paul. During this whole program I did not hear him come up with one robust answer to any of the questions put to him. In fact the only thing I remember was when he was cornered about what to do in the event of a potential conflict with Iran he said something about letting the British send their kids to die there. I am British and I was absolutely appalled to here this. If you vote for this guy then you will get what you deserve.

        February 3, 2012 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
      • Eglinton

        Actually, I was impressed by Paul's answers and by the patience he exhibited despite being constantly interrupted. As an immigrant originally from the UK, I would say that, oddly enough, manners are more formal in North America e.g. Congress versus the House of Commons. Maybe it's the possibility of extreme violence lurking just beneath the surface, I don't know. How long do you think 'Borat' would have got away with provoking random strangers on the street and subway in Britain?

        I think the reference to Britain sending its young people to die in the ME was largely rhetorical.

        February 3, 2012 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
      • jray

        @Richard Bambridge...I don't think he was being rude to the British people. Ron Paul was basically stating that the U.S. needs to stop trying to police the world. He was using this as a dilemma that we are facing each day in the U.S. with our warmonger leaders sending our kids to war. He was trying to get the interviewer to acknowledge feeling of what it is like to send the kids of his respectful nation off to war in a war that they have no part of. That's all.

        February 3, 2012 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
      • rebbyp

        @Richard. So it's just fine with you that Piers is advocating a war that Americans fight and your young men have to risk nothing. That is just sad. This is why We, as Ameticans shouldn't have to be the world's police. We shouldn't protect mealy mouthed britishers that have no problem with a war as long as someone else is fighting ut for them.

        February 3, 2012 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
      • Sandy

        Pierce Morgan was rude to Ron Paul. He interrupts Ron Paul throughout the interview. Ron Paul lost the opportunity to elaborate his position on several issues. Pierce did not allow Ron Paul to express fully his views on several questions by constant interruption. Pierce is not fair with Ron Paul.

        February 3, 2012 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
      • Scott Martin Roth

        Shut Up Piers. You offer a minute long question with a bunch of false premises and then you don't even give him a chance to answer it. You interrupted the man over and over and over. Your career should be over. You were in way, way over your head. How about a 30 minute conversation with Mr. Paul about the number one issue of his campaign-the monetary system, or the corruption in government. Oh, you couldn't carry on a one minute conversation about those topics because you don't know squat about them. Why didn't someone with a doctorate degree interview this man on CNN for god sake. What an utter wasted opportunity. You were not only unprepared for the interview and greatly uneducated about the depth and breadth of the issues this man champions, but you were also horribly rude throughout. I will never watch you again. Back to MSNBC.

        February 4, 2012 at 1:09 am | Report abuse |
      • Janet

        I was very frustrated with Piers' inability to allow his guest to finish a sentence. It doesn't matter if you agree or not, let a guest complete a thought. Piers was beyond rude and his behavior makes it difficult to watch his show.

        February 4, 2012 at 5:49 am | Report abuse |
      • Leroy J. Humphries

        Amen! Either Piers didn't listen to what Romney said or he purposefully wants to distort the truth. For Piers (and others on CNN/HLN) to state that Romney's comment indicated he doesn't care about the poor and in fact esentially doesn't consider them real Americans is absolutely, 100% rediculous. How shameful! Romney said he wasn't worried about the poor because "they already have a safety net" and that "if there is a problem (with that safety net), I'll fix it". Romney is correct to worry far more about the lower middle class; they are in danger of becoming part of the really poor.

        February 4, 2012 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
      • Eglinton

        In my book, there's a clear difference between pandering and causing gratuitous offence. Romney, of all people, should be ultra-sensitive when talking about the poor, given his biggest political vulnerability, the money-mountain he sits on. Instead, he shoots off unthinkingly in Dickensian terms about food stamps and safety nets being all the lower orders should desire. I half expect him to do a Scrooge and ask 'are there no workhouses?'. Dubya won against Kerry partly because he could relate better to ordinary people. Romney must show he can do the same.

        February 4, 2012 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
      • raidel

        I know, who cares about what Morgan thinks or believes. He is supposed to be asking the questions so that we can understand what Ron Paul believes and thinks. That was a weird-rude-a little unprofessional interview

        February 4, 2012 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Michael Holleman

      I agree! especially when Ron was asked: as President Ron Paul, should America intervene if Iran were to attack Israel, and his response was pertaining to "why don't the Brits send help"? Why should America always be the one to police the world? (good reply!)… I don't think Piers was equipped to respond to that…. People always turn a blind eye to the fact that wars/ military conflicts are VERY EXPENSIVE!

      February 3, 2012 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • jack

      It amuses me how ignorrant the media believes the general public is and how they both blatanly and subtly steer the opinions and agendas of their party/government/or personal views in a perverse, distorted manner and then pass it off as journalism. Piers Morgan knew all of Ron Paul's stances on each queston and argument then conveniently interjected each time he saw the soap box might appeal the general audience making sure the answers were left with ambiguity or on a low note, but made sure to give ample time to fringe issues on the only two issues the two parties can really be seperated on abortion and gay marriage (not too mention his family). To say every journalist tries to "challenge" the individual in order to find the truth is one thing but manipulating dialogue and conversation to limit the individual is not "challenging" it is a direct violation of the unspoken oath each journalist is taught and should remember..."get the story, the whole story, and from that perspective allow the public to form it's own opinion. You are the courier of facts and the story at hand, a guardian of truth, and protector of principle. Piers obviously has forgotten this every time he sees his paycheck.

      February 3, 2012 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Janet

        Amen to that Jack

        February 4, 2012 at 5:51 am | Report abuse |
    • Jim

      There are puppet candidates and then there is Ron Paul, period.

      February 3, 2012 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • jack

      It amuses me how ignorrant the media believes the general public is and how they both blatanly and subtly steer the opinions and agendas of their party/government/or personal views in a perverse, distorted manner and then pass it off as journalism. Piers Morgan knew all of Ron Paul's stances on each queston and argument then conveniently interjected each time he saw the soap box might appeal the general audience making sure the answers were left with ambiguity or on a low note, but made sure to give ample time to fringe issues on the only two issues the two parties can really be seperated on abortion and gay marriage (not too mention his family). To say every journalist tries to "challenge" the individual in order to find the truth is one thing but manipulating dialogue and conversation to limit the individual is not "challenging" it is a direct violation of the unspoken oath each journalist is taught and should remember..."get the story, the whole story, and from that perspective allow the public to form it's own opinion. You are the courier of facts and the story at hand, a guardian of truth, and protector of principle. Piers obviously has forgotten this every time he sees his paycheck.

      February 3, 2012 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • DonnaB


      February 3, 2012 at 11:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Geeza

      It looks as though Piers is picking up techniques from the Fox News university of self-righteous interviewers. His gurus O'Reilly, Kelly, Ingraham and Hannity seem to have taught him well. The farce is strong with this one.

      The point of such interviews is not to learn anything about the guests, but for the interviewer to stoke his or her own ego and spout his or her own political views.

      It is funny how comedians like Bill Maher, Steven Colbert and John Stewart seem to be better hosts than these self opinionated jerks.

      February 4, 2012 at 6:47 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Coro Fox

    I just want to thank Mr. Morgan for giving valuable air time to the good Dr. Paul.
    The world has not many such as the likes of Dr. Paul, to our peril, unfortunately.
    Please everyone, LISTEN to the man.
    He does have the answers, not just for our country, but for world.
    He will bring peace, prosperity and freedom.

    February 3, 2012 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Ted

    I agree we need him and about 535 more like minded individuals representing us in DC. He came to the defense of Cain when he was attacked, etc. His criticism of opponents is consistently focused on their record. They do damage to their own credibility by changing from one thing to another as t he wind changes direction. That's where the focus should be.

    Thanks again for Mr. Morgan. We rarely get to see Dr. Paul expressing his own opinion on TV.

    I'd like to see some interest in NDAA's Section 1021. He impressed me by taking time off the campaign trail in South Carolina to go to DC and fight against the new power of president to determine whom he wants to assassinate. That's really serious stuff. I hope more people take note.

    February 3, 2012 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. rk

    It will be great if he let the guests speak! I don't understand why he keep hammering Ron with what Mitt Romney said!? Pretty poor interview. He wants to impose his political views

    February 3, 2012 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Nate

    a television interview where the interviewer is talking more than the interviewee????? Give Ron Paul a chance to speak! We don't really want to know your opinions Piers. Your not even a citizen.

    February 3, 2012 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Claudia

    Mr. Morgan should learn basic etiquette on how to interview someone and be respectful of their views instead of imposing his. He is such a poor interviewer.

    February 3, 2012 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Amanda

    I am a supporter of Ron Paul and literally only him

    February 3, 2012 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Amanda

    I amazes me how rude the media is to him. Morgan is interrupting every single answer so far

    February 3, 2012 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Sirg

    "RP doesn't have to be president for people to start making RIGHT / HONEST decisions."

    -Da Truth 2012

    February 3, 2012 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Amanda

    It amazes me how rude the media is to him. Morgan has interrupted every single answer so far.*

    February 3, 2012 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. sharp teet

    Amanda, you are right he does that when he does not want to agree to the truth, but I am glad he ask questions that makes the truth to come out. war is the worst thing a country can do specially killing his own people for nothing.

    February 3, 2012 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. Paul Jennings

    Morgan may be intelligent but often wrong on his philosphical values. Ron Paul is the best man in the national political arena with a long-standing code of ethics. He clearly exposed Morgan for his lack of genuine understanding of the principles that make a successful culture possible. Morgan is made for TV. He should have stayed with the talent shows where he excelled. Paul is our only real choice for leadership in these challenging times. New ideas are essential. Thank you, Congressman Paul, for your remarkable stamina.

    February 3, 2012 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  13. Berta St John

    Pierce Morgan is rude specially to a nice intelligent man like Ron Paul...... he wouldn't do that to a big mouth like Donald Trump or Alec Balwin. He is abusive and condescending.....

    February 3, 2012 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  14. Eglinton

    It is truly shocking to hear a politician say what he actually thinks. I disagree with the guy but I can't help admiring his courage, rigor and honesty

    February 3, 2012 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  15. rk

    agree or disagree with his views but u can't say he is not honest! no sugar coating they say people get the politician they deserve..i guess we are not getting him

    February 3, 2012 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  16. Jane Doughtery

    Shut your stupid mouth, Piers, and let you guest speak. You know nothing of what he is talking about, but you have a change to listen. I won't be watching this show anymore.

    February 3, 2012 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Lisa

      Yes, I agree. PM owes us ALL a public apology for being so rude. If you advertise you are going to interview a person, then you owe it to the people who tune in to actually let the subject speak. Hey Ron Paul, tell me about "blah blah blah"....No wait, what do you think of this instead.... but what about this and what about that... or this or How about the super bowl....blaah blah blah.... Crappiest Interview ever because Piers would not SHUT UP AND LISTEN! He should also publicly apologize to Ron Paul for being so FREAKIN RUDE!

      February 3, 2012 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  17. Lisa

    Giants or Patriots? Really... What a tactic to change the subject... Who gives a crap about the super bowl when we are discussing free enterprise. Stay on topic PM... Terrible transition. Good answer RP,... not a pertinent question at all and Ron Paul is right to say that's not a top concern of his. He is too busy trying to fight for our freedom.

    February 3, 2012 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Eglinton

      Any regular suit running for office would have rolled out some inoffensive nonsense about the football.

      February 3, 2012 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  18. Everett Webb

    How much speaking time did Ron Paul get in this debate?

    February 3, 2012 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  19. Ross in Los Angeles, CA

    Despite the numerous interruptions on Mr. Morgan's part, this was a pretty decent interview that covered most of the very important issues that are ALWAYS ignored during the debates.
    Thank you, to whoever decided to have Ron Paul at the Piers Morgan Tonight show, this somewhat redeems your network from all the anti-Ron Paul coverage.
    Next time though, let the man speak. I didn't see Mr. Morgan interrupt Gingrich or Santorum as much, if at all, during their interviews.

    February 3, 2012 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  20. Lindsie

    This is the worst job as an interviewer I have EVER seen. Piers needs to learn how to do his job without interrupting, stepping all over Paul. This was the rudest, slap in the face from a tv personality I have ever seen. In the words of Larry King…the best thing an interviewer can do…LISTEN.

    February 3, 2012 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  21. John Watson

    Please send Piers the Jerk back to the Kingdom of United idiots. He's an embarrassment to all English-speaking people.

    February 3, 2012 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  22. char

    if ron paul had not been the guest....i would not have been watching. i would imagine mr. morgan has received the
    highest ratings in his miserable shows history. unfortunately morgan did not give dr. paul an opportunity to answer a single question without interruption.

    February 3, 2012 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  23. Curtis

    Piers Morgan, this was one of the most horrible interviews I've ever seen. What an impolite host. You have invited a candidate for the presidency of the United States of America to be a guest on your show, and you end up talking the whole time yourself. Classy.

    February 3, 2012 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Sarah

      Ron Paul kept it classy! I would expect nothing less from a candidate for the President of the United States I also expected Piers to rise to the occasion, but instead he treated it like an interview with a movie celebrity... he was as flippant as if he was interviewing Miley Cyrus, yet also combative, but I think he was just doing that schtick to appear smart. Next to the class-act of Ron Paul, it only made Piers look more like a clueless babbling Brit!

      February 3, 2012 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  24. Marko

    So refreshing to see an honest man of principle engaged in the political process. However, what a shame that honesty and sound principle almost certainly assure one of not being elected president. Let's ditch the 2-party process and give more people like Ron Paul a chance to represent us...WE DESERVE NOTHING LESS!

    February 3, 2012 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  25. scott

    What did I just watch? I can tell you what it wasn't and that's an interview. I didn't believe CNN was biased but this was a blatant display of it here tonight. Shame on you Piers, that was the worst interview ever!

    February 3, 2012 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  26. Sarah

    I just finished watching the Piers Morgan interview with Ron Paul – and I was so impressed with how Ron Paul handled himself. His smart, thoughtful answers – this Ron Paul guy is smart and very honest (refreshing for a politician!). I am also in awe of how he also handled the very RUDE interviewer, Piers Morgan. Piers came off as dumb, and incredibly rude.... I thought his show was supposed to be an interview show, and he didn't let Ron Paul talk. I was so turned off, well that I've turned off my TV to Piers and CNN forever. I don't care what guest they bring on.... if Mr. Morgan is doing the interview there's no way I'm tuning in.

    February 3, 2012 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Maria

      Posted on Thanks guys. For some reason I just got the e-mail on these comtnems so Sawyer, I hope you did play it for your wife on V-Day and I hope it accomplished whatever your goals were at the time.

      May 22, 2012 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  27. stacy henry

    mr morgan,you were very rude ,by asking questions,and then interupting dr paul before he could even answer.and he was right about great britain,let them send their kids to die for once. the united states shouldnt be the police of the world.

    February 3, 2012 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  28. Lynne

    I absolutely agree that Piers Morgan does NOT know how to interview people and I hope that CNN is reading all of the many comments supporting this statement. In addition, to start off by introducing your guest as someone that is not going to win the race is totally unprofessional, too. It is still too early to say any candidate is locked in as the nominee, so the media should just knock it off with their "predictions." Some people may not agree with all of Ron Paul's views, but he is someone that understands monetary policy and the role that the Federal Reserve plays in it, he's not afraid of telling us the truth about how bankrupt this country is, he wants to save soldiers lives by promoting peace and diplomacy, he wants to protect the liberties and freedoms our founders fought for, and the list goes on and on. Ron Paul has remained consistent and is gradually waking people up. I give him a whole lot of credit!!

    February 3, 2012 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  29. LJ

    Ron Paul is the only candidate who is true to what he believes and can make positive change to this country. I told someone I was voting for Ron Paul, their response was "he is to old." I was disgusted with this response, his age should be a positive in that he has years of experience and wisdom over the other candidates. I urge anyone who thinks Ron Paul is to old to think of Benjamin Franklin. He was 70 when he signed the Declaration of Independence and was respected for his view points until his death. The future depends on voters making the right decision based on what is best for our country. Please don't vote based on how attractive, youthful, or wealthy the person is.

    February 3, 2012 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Jim

      Anyone who actually does their homework about what the candidates really stand for, will vote for Ron Paul. The sheeple who listen to the twisted lies on the MSM will vote for one of the puppet candidates.

      February 3, 2012 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  30. Jim

    I just watched the interview videos on CNN's website. What a crock! They cut out most of Ron Paul's explanation to the questions. Way to go CNN nothing like twisting reality when you don't like someone in attempt to put them in a bad light. They only did this interview so they could get sound bites that they could edit for their political purposes.

    I'm so sick and tired of the MSM twisting things; that's probably why I never watch MSM news unless something like a Ron Paul interview is on. What ever happened to reporting facts without the political twist?

    February 3, 2012 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Bob

      I semi-agree. But is it possible, that CNN is not acting maliciously toward Dr. Paul (whom I believe rocks) by editing down the interview segments, but rather that they are trying to get you to watch the re-run soon to follow? I think their incentive is less in bashing Dr. Paul, and more so in directing viewership to their cable station. 😉 The "main stream media" will follow the $$.. Always follow the $$.

      If all of Dr. Paul's supporters registered and voted, we might have a chance. Keep getting out the word, but recognize the incentives of others and the concept of "target audience." We will get there.

      Keep the faith.

      February 3, 2012 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  31. Julie

    We were looking forward to hearing Ron Paul's answers to the questions but it appeared that Piers wanted to answer the questions for him! Is Piers running for president? If not, why not let us hear the true candidates answers?

    February 3, 2012 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  32. Jim

    Is it a coincidence that the CNN website colors, remind me of the Flag of China and/or the Soviet Union?

    February 3, 2012 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  33. Iris Kirkwood

    It is encouraging to see and hear Ron Paul express and represent the ideals and values that the United States of
    America's founding fathers worked so hard to establish. At this point in time, it is very important for all Americans to
    hear and be reminded of what those ideals and values represent when they cast their vote in November 2012.

    February 3, 2012 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  34. Adam

    Wow. . . So this video and the other is all CNN could muster from Ron Paul's interview? I heard more about Mitt Romney than Ron Paul in these two "highlights", heard more from Piers Morgan for that matter . . . What a disappointment . . . But then again disappointing journalism is par for the course for CNN–or any other news outlet for that matter.

    February 3, 2012 at 11:56 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  35. Pablo

    I don't know how can someone call this an interview. It was sad to watch, except, of course when Dr. Paul was allowed to talk.

    February 4, 2012 at 12:28 am | Report abuse | Reply
  36. Mary

    Larry King would have never been so rude! You kept interrupting! This confirms my feelings about you when you were appointed to take his place. For god's sake you are from the X factor. You will never live up to Larry!

    February 4, 2012 at 12:31 am | Report abuse | Reply
  37. Mr Sloan

    Wow. Who is interviewing whom? I tend to find all British sound condescending, but that's just the accent, usually, and once I get past that I'm fine. But this guy ... wow. I guess he's never lived in Texas for any length of time. Taking control of a conversation like that by interrupting, that's a good way to get your ass kicked around here. Here's a clue, Piers ... we already know your opinion. We've been hearing it for decades from every other polished talking head, and we don't need it reiterated. We wanted to hear HIS answers, not yours. Sheesh. Ron Paul was pretty cool not taking his stupid head off.

    February 4, 2012 at 12:46 am | Report abuse | Reply
  38. Joe

    Very disappointed with Piers. Why won't anyone let Mr. Paul finish what he has to say? It seems to upset everybody when someone begins to speak the truth. The media is once again helping to beat the drum for anther ill-advised war.

    February 4, 2012 at 1:11 am | Report abuse | Reply
  39. jay

    The interruptions in this interview were highly ostensible. Answers were abruptly cut-off to go on to the next question, consistently. Piers Morgan would routinely state 'surely .. so forth and so forth .. and then never allow Ron Paul to give a complete answer so that we only learn what Piers Morgan thinks and then just get only a glimpse of what Ron Paul might think. This was mostly with the weightier political issues. With the family stuff all that was handled fine. With the abortion topic there was some give and take and examination so we were able to learn a couple things.

    February 4, 2012 at 1:33 am | Report abuse | Reply
  40. chindoo

    Opening statement :Ron Paul is Not going to be your president but...." Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat? Get a grip Piers! He has a chance and us running so have some respect you fat blob.

    February 4, 2012 at 4:04 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Eric

      Paul should have made a comment about Piers not having this show for much longer...

      February 4, 2012 at 8:54 am | Report abuse | Reply
  41. Jarrod

    If you give up on Ron Paul NOW your a fool

    February 4, 2012 at 8:15 am | Report abuse | Reply
  42. Gary

    The Piers Morgan show is one of the best on TV and Piers is the best interviewer on TV. However, the interview with Ron Paul was a joke with some of the dumbest questions being asked.

    In addition, Piers looked visibly uncomfortable with the whole thing. I suspect his (anti-Paul) bosses at CNN forced Piers to do the interview this way. There is no other logical explanation for such a great interviewer like Piers Morgan to conduct the interview in such a shabby manner.

    February 4, 2012 at 11:48 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Justice for all

      Gary, You must be kidding! This is nothing new with Piers Morgan. He does not know how to keep his mouth shut and listen. That is rule #1 in conducting an interview. You have a point though...CNN bosses may have had their fingers pushing the buttons, as well. Regardless, Piers showed his face this class.

      February 4, 2012 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Gary

        I also think Piers is quite a liberal with his political views. Whenever he talks to a liberal (Bill Mahr, Michel Moore, etc.), he seems to give them a lot of room to talk.

        However, with Ron Paul, Piers seemed nervous and very uncomfortable. Too bad CNN did not post Paul's foreign policy video. I can just hear Piers shouting inside "...I agree with you but the bosses will not let me tell you...". At least that is what I hope he was thinking.

        The reason Paul has such a loyal following is because he is the only politician with a public voice (despite all efforts to silence him) who is not bought and paid for by special interest groups. We may not agree with all his positions but at least we (the public) have a have a fighting chance with him.

        February 4, 2012 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dana

      Hi Gary,
      Excellent comment, that's what I thought too.

      February 4, 2012 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  43. E.Salt

    Listen Up CNN!!!
    Piers Morgan Twitter profile bio...."One day you're the c*ck of the walk, the next a feather duster"...

    I hope you think twice about renewing Piers Morgan's contract. Send the Feather Duster back across the pond!
    He's a Joke and this is not a laughing matter. He has a Big mouth and a Bigger Head with no talent as an interviewer/journalist (in his own mind) and should go back to judging talent shows..not that he was so good at that either but, at least he could fake it. Ta Ta & Tally Ho, Piers

    February 4, 2012 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  44. Piers Morgan OUT!

    If any of you were as displeased with this shameful interview as I am write to CNN ask for interviewees and viewers be given respect as well as time to answer questions. Just so you know Piers Morgan thinks of all our feedback (from his tweet) "just deal with it!"The following link is the CNN contact page... or call 1.404.827.1500​feedback/

    February 4, 2012 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  45. Jim

    Piers is clearly not intelligent with respect to US and world politics. He should not be interviewing political candidates like Dr. Paul who know the facts. Mr. Morgan has got to be extremely embarrassed with his performance last night.

    Piers: I like when you interview celebrities; the self-gratifying, simple, dumbed-down format suits you very well. But I suggest you think twice about bringing those who are out of your intellectual league on the show then having to resort to interrupting to save face. You should be ashamed of yourself.

    February 4, 2012 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  46. Rob C. Stamford, CT


    Your opening comment for the February 3rd program, "Ron Paul is not going to be the next President," is a great example that yellow journalism is alive and well in the 21st century. Who do you think you are you cheeky British talking head? If it was 1776, I'd tar and feather you – ship you back across the pond. Your biased agenda and indifference regarding sound principle overshadows whatever charisma got you King's soapbox.

    February 4, 2012 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  47. Mikey

    I hate how Piers started the program by saying " Ron Paul will not be our Next President " that is so biased. Ron Paul did a very good job answering the questions, despite Piers' attempts to trap Ron with questions. Why did he do such softball interviews/questions with Santorum and Gingrich ?

    Overall I am very happy they finally gave ROn Paul his hr on CNN and he did a very good job explaining his message !

    February 4, 2012 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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  48. Gerard

    Piers has shown his true colors by cherry picking Mitt Romney's comments on the poor without playing the full video.
    shame on you. Go back to England you Left Wing Limey.

    February 4, 2012 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  49. BillyOmaha

    Piers, since you have chosen to use an interview with Ron Paul to interject your opinion about what Mitt Romney had said, you show yourself to being one of the following;
    deliberately obtuse – Romney said the very poor were not a priority because they already have a substantial safety net and your statement deliberately miss-characterizes what he actually said.

    politically biased – Standard right versus left stereotyping, where the right are selfish business men trying to steal keep the working class down and the left are bleeding hearts that only want to take a little bit from the rich to help the poor. Of course, reality is that both sides want to help the less fortunate to succeed however, they do see different paths to accomplish the goal.

    last, "in the tank for Obama" – the media has a glaring bias toward the left an you are clearly share that position. It is also clear that this bias will not be acknowledged and that the support will be in the form of criticizing the right (Romney) so that when it comes time for the populace to compare it with the left's preferred choice, the anti-Obama choice will be suitably sullied by a incessant smear coming over the airwaves.

    If Romney has done or is doing something wrong then, call him out for it. Man up, tell the truth and stop interjecting liberal British Labor Party politics here in the U.S. by trying to stir up class warfare out of thin air. If you want to be taken seriously, then tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Continuing with what your doing without the benefit of being an American citizen you come off at best an ungrateful guest and worst, a meddling interloper.

    February 4, 2012 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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