This is the eight post in our series, The Picture from Iowa, 2012 based on photos and on-the-ground conversations with photographer Brendan Hoffman leading up to the Ames Straw Poll, combined with analysis by The Bag.
Brendan didn’t think the two laughing campaign operatives were interacting with Paul. Apparently, the explanation is that Paul sometimes “goes into a zone” before he speaks to an audience. Otherwise, I’d imagine some clinician out there looking at this and thinking “Aspergers.” On the other hand, to the extent this gives Paul a bit of a pious cast, it’s makes him as normal, right now, as deep fried butter. Paul, by the way, is predicted to show well tomorrow.
Follow all the posts in this series at: The Picture from Iowa, 2012.
(photo: Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul campaigns on Monday, July 25, 2011 in Cedar Rapids, IA.)