In case you’re not familiar with them, there were newsletters written under Ron Paul’s name that had some very offensive, racist and homophobic content. Some past associates of Paul have attributed them to a ghostwriter, and almost no one believe Paul wrote them himself; though he certainly raised money off of them.
The newsletters were brought up to Paul during an interview with Gloria Borger on CNN. Sick of the questions about them, Paul took off his microphone and walked off the set:
While I’m a Paul supporter, I don’t think he could have handled that any worse. This is something that Paul is going to have to deal with, whether he likes it or not. The newsletters are disgusting and they bear his name. Explaining them away as “old news” or saying that he has “disavowed” them (and I don’t believe Paul is a racist) just isn’t going to cut it.
Paul’s chances to win the nomination were already low, but with all of this coming up just before the vote in Iowa, it really could put a damper on his showing.