Thanks to the Humble Libertarian (I am a libertarian but I am not humble!) I got this story on a former RP staffer, Eric Dondero, who does not support him for President but worked for Paul from 1997 to 2003. Dondero is NO friend and in fact ran against Paul in 2008.
Here’s the posting that the Humble Libertarian got from Dondero:
I worked for the guy for 12 years as his personal assistant/travel aide. I can honestly say I never heard a racist word come out of his mouth in that entire time.
There were only two instances in that entire time that could be categorized as possibly “homophobic.” But that’s it.
Paul is in no way an Anti-Semite as many charge. He has no problem with Jews in the United States. He is however, passionately opposed to Israel, and wishes the State would not even exist. He sees it as a burden on the US taxpayer and too much of a hassle for our foreign policy.
There’s many lies being spread by both sides these days, the diehard Paulists, and the liberal media. Nobody wants to bother to get the facts straight. Doesn’t fit either one of their agendas.
Bottom line: Ron Paul is not a racist, or bigot or anti-Semite. But he does personally feel uncomfortable around homosexuals, (as do a huge number of older folks), and he most certainly opposes Israelis, (not Jews!).
Eric Dondero, Fmr. Senior Aide
US Cong. Ron Paul (R-TX)
Let’s keep praying and working for Paul to win this nomination and election in 2012!
UPDATE: Ron Paul is on the Virginia ballot! Here‘s the story. (Although I hope somebody sues the Commonwealth because I think 10,000 signatures is too onerous a requirement and ought to be challenged although I venture no legal opinion on its success.)