Ron Paul Tried To Shake My Hand Once. I Couldn't Let Him.Submitted by Chris Kleptcowski on Thu, 10/25/2012 - 03:45
In late 2007 I got the opportunity to go see Dr. Ron Paul speak live to an audience at the University of Iowa In Ames.
I was able to speak to journalists from local newspapers as well as Reason Magazine, and a reporter from Al Jazeara.
The highlight of the evening was when my turn in line came and I was face-to-face with the man himself - Ron Paul.
He held out his hand. He looked me in the eye. I looked him in the eye.
I lowered my hand and walked away.
Did I want to shake his hand? Yes. Undoubtedly. Did I want to ever let it go? No. Never. Did I feel worthy of shaking it? No. Never.
Call it some kind of hero-worship. Say what you will. Say that I was putting the man - just a man, after all - on a pedestal. Blame my low self-esteem.
I'll just blame the dirt of this ground of this land called this nation called this country called this US of A. I was there to represent, and I couldn't. I couldn't even shake the hand.
Could you shake Ron Paul's hand?