Candidate Challenge: Ron Paul
Monday, October 29th, 2007
DES MOINES — Welcome to Iowa! Tom and I are on day three of our trip here. We’re in Iowa to get as many presidential candidates as possible answering the Why Tuesday? Candidate Challenge before the October 31st deadline. In first get of our trip, we caught up with Texas Congressman Ron Paul at a rally for his presidential campaign at the Iowa State Historical Museum in Des Moines.
Paul starts off by saying he has no election reform plan but as we continued our conversation, he came around. Although he didn’t know why we vote on Tuesday, he votes early and likes the convenience Texas affords him to do so, and when pressed, said he would “argue for” on a state-by-state basis, the implementation of early voting.
Come back in the days ahead for other candidates we’ve caught up with in Des Moines, including Mike Huckabee, Duncan Hunter and Tom Tancredo who all answered the WT? Candidate Challenge in the last two days. On Saturday night we spoke with Fred Thompson, too, but he wasn’t quite as willing to share his thoughts about the state of our voting system. All that video, and more, as the week goes on. We’re off to Cedar Rapids to the MTV/MySpace dialogue with Barack Obama to see if he’ll talk about his feelings about the way we vote, too.