The below video is remarkable for the attack done on Ron Paul by Ann Coulter and Bill O'Reilly, but even more remarkable is the cluelessness they demonstrate while attacking the congressman.
Ann Coulter called Ron Paul "cowardly" and said he was dodging the question when he said government should be out of the marriage business. Duh? How was Ron Paul's answer cowardly, when Ron Paul knows he could be attacked on such a position by people like Coulter? Further, Coulter says that some parts of a marriage contract could be handled by private contract but others could not. Well, Annie, please do tell us what part can't.
As for O'Reilly, the man has obviously never heard of the Keynes-Hayek Debates, since he asks John Stossel if Keynes was born in the 1700's and totally butchers the pronunciation of Keynes name. Got that? A major television personality can not correctly pronounce the name of arguably, and sadly, the most influential economist of the 20th century. Further, it appears that O'Reilly wouldn't be able to spot John Maynard Keynes out of a line up that also included Lady Gaga, Snoop Dog and Anthony Weiner. How can you go on television as a commentator on politics and the economy and not know who John Maynard Keynes is? How can you then attack Ron Paul, who knows who Keynes is and the government policies that Keynes has inspired in countries around the world?
As for no one thinking that Ron Paul won the debate, supporters of a candidate likely state their candidate won, so it is a little hard to swallow that no one said Ron Paul won, when he is polling between 6% and 10%, and internet voters (admittedly a skewed group) voted strongly for Paul as the winner of the debate. What kind of poll doesn't pick up at least one Ron Paul internet voter?
BTW, John Stossel can be off on his libertarian positions from time to time, but he is solid against O'Reilly in this clip.