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LAS VEGAS — It turns out Ron Paul is quite the romantic.The usually all-business candidate interrupted a press conference on the economy this afternoon to surprise his wife Carol with a huge bouquet of flowers — and a big hug — to celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary.
It was a surprisingly candid moment of marital bliss, particularly for a political event. Mrs. Paul seemed genuinely surprised by the gift, and her husband was clearly elated that he had pulled off the trick. He was practically blushing.
Unlike a lot of political wives, Mrs. Paul has taken a hands-off approach to her husband’s career. Although she usually travels with the campaign, she rarely plays a role in his events. So it was a surprise when Paul led her to the podium to say a few words:
“This is quite a surprise, I didn’t know I’d be part of the press conference today,” Mrs. Paul said. “But I am glad to be here today, it is exciting to celebrate 55 years of marriage. I couldn’t be happier. Ron’s always done everything right, and I have to follow along because of that.”
Paul stood close behind her as she spoke, beaming from ear-to-ear, and touched her back lovingly when her last line drew a little laugh from the audience. Even the most cynical MSM reporters were melting in their seats.
Flowers weren’t the only surprise Mrs. Paul got today. The candidate told reporters that he had let his wife sleep in this morning and ordered breakfast to arrive when she woke up.
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