Jon Stewart has lately been a proponent of Ron Paul’s presidential bid, openly criticizing the media for writing off his candidacy. And during an extended interview on Monday, Stewart asked Paul why people think he’s unelectable?
“Some people don’t want to hear the message,” Paul said, “because it’s a threat to them. I’m a threat to the establishment.”Stewart pointed out that while Paul doesn’t necessarily lead in the polls, he enjoys a highly enthusiastic base.
“Your 15 percent or 12 percent or 10 percent will yell harder than Romney’s 30 percent,” Stewart said. “His 30 percent don’t really seem to like him.”
Paul said he will keep “delivering the message” of liberty. He said his campaign doesn’t need to immediately garner 51 percent of voters, but rather build a dedicated core and expand from from there.
So Stewart had an idea that could expand Paul’s support: an image makeover. Like, say, Paul’s head superimposed on Chris Christie’s body, or, better yet, Sarah Palin’s.
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