MSM starts playing catchup with Ron Paul

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Wallace asked Paul at the very beginning of their interview if Paul still meant it about abolishing FEMA, the government agency in charge of responding to the natural disaster.

Paul said he wanted to end the country's "dependency" on FEMA, saying "We've conditioned our people that FEMA will take care of us and every will be okay."

Paul's Sunday morning interview came a day after the new Time magazine hit hundreds of thousands of households. The new edition features an article on Paul's candidacy, dubbed "The Prophet."

In a Rasmussen poll taken last week, Paul stands shoulder to shoulder to slumping President Barack Obama in a mock match up for 2012

But is in it to influence ideas, or to actually take over the job next year, when he will be 76 years old? Paul insisted that though he is more about influence than power, he is absolutely "in it to win it," in Hillary Clinton's inimitable phrase circa 2008.

We've gotta give it up to Fox News today, a day after the Sunday morning talk shows virtually ignored the GOP presidential contest to go wall to wall on Hurricane Irene.

FNS with Chris Wallace did their part on that breaking story, including an interview with FEMA director Craig Fugate, but they then pivoted to an already scheduled interview with Texas Congressman and cult figure Ron Paul, who strangely only now is getting heavy media coverage, two full weeks after he nearly upset Michelle Bachmann in the Iowa Straw Poll.

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