Ron Paul decided to break from conservatives who are opposed to the Islamic center being proposed near ground zero and called them out for their demagoguery but refused to throw his own son under the bus along with the rest of them on CNN's AC360.
From Justin Elliot over at Salon's War Room --Ron Paul vs. Rand Paul on the mosque:
Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, is out with a strong new statement going after conservative critics of the Islamic community center near ground zero that implicitly criticizes his own son, Kentucky Senate candidate Rand Paul.
The background here is that Rand Paul has been on the record several times saying that, while he doesn't support any federal intervention, he does not think the so-called "ground zero mosque" should be built. "I think reconciliation is best promoted by -- instead of having a multi-million dollar mosque -- maybe having a multi-million dollar donation to the memorial site, would be better for all," he told the Daily Caller. (His opponent, Democrat Jack Conway, has said much the same.)
You can read all of Ron Paul's statement here: Ron Paul to Sunshine Patriots: Stop Your Demagogy About The NYC Mosque!.
Apparently he wasn't willing to offer his son up as one of those demagogues during this interview on CNN with Dr. Sanjay Gupta filling in for Anderson Cooper.