Ron Paul Is His Own EntourageSubmitted by Brian Bailey on Mon, 12/10/2007 - 12:44
It may seem sometimes that running for president is all about corporate jets, Secret Service protection and a fawning entourage. Not for Ron Paul, the libertarian anti-war outsider generating some fervent support and impressive fundraising totals. There he was at Washington Reagan airport last night lugging his bags onto the same Continental Airlines flight to Houston as me. On his own. Not an aide in sight. (telegraph.co.uk)
At first I was skeptical about this picture. It looks like Dr. Paul, but it’s hard to say for sure.
Why doesn’t the man have a security detail? An aide? Somebody to carry his bags?
The man is running for President of the United States and he’s 72 years old.
Somebody should be there with him.
So I discounted it. I thought that perhaps the British reporter had made a mistake and the man on the plane was not Ron Paul.
Then I got confirmation in a very round-about way that convinced me it is Ron Paul.
A gentleman at Daily Paul told a story of escorting Ron Paul home from the airport (I am waiting on permission from the supporter to print his story here today)… on December 7th… from the airport. He had a picture to prove his story. And in that picture, Dr. Paul was wearing the same outfit that the British reporter had photographed him in earlier in the day in Washington D.C.
I ask you, can you imagine any other candidate for President being alone at the airport and carrying his own bags?