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Paul, Gingrich DQ'd Themselves on Sunday

By Ross Kaminsky, The American Spectator - May 16, 2011

Within days of their officially entering the presidentialfray, two Republican Oval Office aspirants may have torpedoed whatlittle chance they might have had with disastrous answers on Sundaymorning television.

Texas Congressman Ron Paul began his interview with Fox NewsSunday's Chris Wallace byproperly, if not entirely effectively, explaining that the "GeneralWelfare" clause of the Constitution can't mean what liberals wantit to mean by pointing out that if the government had the power todo anything it deemed necessary, the rest of the Constitution,including the 9th and 10th Amendments would not have needed to bewritten. It was the sort of talk that endears the crustycongressman to Tea Party activists and others who are aware thatthose who wrote the Constitution had particular timeless principlesin mind.

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