Here's what Ron Paul said in answer to this question on CNN in 2008 when the media suddenly and unexpectedly blitzed him with this issue on the day of the New Hampshire primary, despite never bringing it up before during the campaign season, suggesting just "a little" bit of strategic electioneering on the part of the media:
Keep your eye out for my full answer to this smear here at The Humble Libertarian shortly.
UPDATE: Alex Alvarez puts it perfectly:
Tell me, CNN. Is all this because he’s gained traction in Iowa? Is he just the latest Notmitt Notromney to have captured the media’s attention and, as such, its subsequent ire? Put more plainly: Why cover this now? And why so much? You’re not looking at a decades-old story from a different angle, you’re not revealing new information, you’re merely reheating the same embarrassing, racist meal (just…. go with it) you keep serving us every few years. This is becoming, at this point, the McRib of Embarrassing Political Stories. Why?
Because they have to talk about Ron Paul since he's leading in Iowa, and if they don't talk about this, they'll have to talk about the issues that matter to Americans, and Ron Paul will win on the issues that matter to Americans.
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