The article:

'Relax, dude, it was a rally speech'

By Bill Adair
Published on Thursday, January 5th, 2012 at 12:09 p.m.

Ron Paul has a pretty good record on the Truth-O-Meter -- a larger share of Trues and Mostly Trues than the other Republican candidates -- but in a speech this week he wrongly characterized a poll about public support for the gold standard.

When we investigated his claim, we got a fun response from his campaign spokesman Jesse Benton:

"Relax, dude, it was a rally speech to supporters, not a major policy speech or a debate."

We've been called a variety of names by campaign spokesmen -- some not suitable for publication! -- but this is the first time in a while we've been addressed as "dude."

So Dude! Here's our Truth-O-Meter item, which rated the claim False.

About this article:


See Truth-O-Meter item, dude.

Researchers: Bill Adair

Names in this article: Ron Paul

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