Ten GOP candidates squared off Tuesday night.
WASHINGTON (CNN) - Seen on board the 6 a.m. US Airways flight 1159 from Manchester, New Hampshire to Washington: No less than five GOP presidential candidates: Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Rep. Duncan Hunter of California, former Virginia Gov. James Gilmore, and Sen. Sam Brownback of Kansas.
Four of the five candidates sat in coach.
The lucky candidate who flew first class? Ron Paul.
The candidates were all flying back after facing off Tuesday night in a spirited debate in Manchester, New Hampshire, sponsored by CNN, WMUR-TV, and the New Hampshire Union Leader.
Could it be that Rep. Paul Has enough frequent flier points that he gets an upgrade? Perhaps your lame ass reporter might have asked that simple question.
I am sickened by the media's manipulation of this election. No wonder we wind up with worthless candidates.
Great investigative journalism CNN! If Ron Paul wants to use my campaign contribution to stretch his legs, have something to eat and try to get some sleep its fine by me.
Ron Paul is the class of the field and that includes both so-called parties. He is scaring the oil-soaked blood-stained mainstream media to death!
This is pretty lame as an exercise in opinion-shaping. Ron Paul's momentum continues to grow, as more people absorb his message. He is the true American, and not a sell-out like the other pretenders. Serve the People, CNN, or be left in the dust.
WELL RON PAUL OBVIOUSLY STILL BELIEVES AND PRACTICES ONE OF OUR FREEDOM - THE FREEDOM OF CHOICE. HE IS A FIRST-CLASS CANDIDATE AND MADE THE CHOICE TO FLY FIRST-CLASS. GOOD FOR HIM!
You have got to be kidding!?! Ron Paul flew first class? The world is ending! Give it a break, just because someone can pay the fare for first class passage doesn't mean they are up to anything dirty. If I could afford it, I'd fly first class,too.
Mr. Paul is well worthy of flying first class and since when did that become a concern of any news report, people are dieing left and right in Iraq and all over the World and you people waste the publics time with nonsense like that, get a life. I gues it comes down to 'They smear those they fear". Roy Dobbs, Wisconsin
You go Ron Paul! If this is the best attack corporate media can make against Ron Paul, then Ron Paul wins.
(I wonder when the last time the CEO of CNN flew coach?)
I got some more dirt on Ron Paul...he once tipped a waitress more than 15%. What a Fat Cat!
Wow, Ron Paul is just like James Bond. Does he drive a Cadillac Cien? Go Ron!
After he disbands the IRS, maybe I might realize that dream , too.
All these taxes we pay and we have'nt got better health care? We don't even have an honest government. Just pirates like Hal Cheney.
This is supposed to be news?
What is up with you media stooges?
The American people love Ron Paul, he is my representative in congress as a matter of fact. I think all you phonys are scared to death by a true conservative, and constitutionalist.
I have donated hundreds of dollars to his campaign, and am not in the least upset by the "report" that he flew first class.
Now get back to reporting some real news.
the other four candidates should not have been allowed on the same plane as Dr. Ron Paul. Heck, they shouldn't even be allowed to carry his luggage. America first!
why not report on how Guiliani or McCain or Romney flew in private charter planes. mainstream media is a joke.
So its unamerican now to fly first class?
Was he caught sipping cognac instead of a coors beer? Does that make him an elitist?
CNN is desperate to get smear any candidate that isn't Romney or Guliani, doubly so because Paul is a legitimate threat to the Mad Mormon and Crossdressing Rudy. I guess corporate decided long ago who the viewers should vote for.
Shocking! George Bush never flew first class in his life!
He deserves it.
Whoop dee do. I don't know why this is "news". Maybe he got an upgrade.
The elites of this country hate Ron Paul because he will end the empire and restore the Republic. That's why us real Americans love the man.
CNN LOL You've got to be kidding here. With an administration past & current with so much deceit, scandal, crimes & misdemeanors you're reporting this trite stuff? Flying First Class? This gentleman has class along w/ the right stuff to become President. Enuf said.
First class seating for the only first class candidate, Dem or Repub.
Aren't frequent flier first class upgrades great! I upgrade to first class whenever I can with my frequent flier miles!
Look at all the love for Dr. Paul. He is BELOVED!!
CNN, shame on you for trying to discredit such an honest, compassionate, intelligent person.
Ron Paul is gaining MASSIVE support because he stands for the truth. He deserves to ride in first class for the rest of his life.
Is this REALLY news? Ron Paul's message has nothing to do with preventing people from achieving wealth. When Cheryl Crow demands that you use one square of toilet paper, she does it from her mansion. Al Gore asks that you drive a Yugo and Car Pool – while being limsuined to his private jet. Have you ever "Outed" Al Gore for using a Limosuine?
CNN–Is this the best you can do? Gag me with a sock!!!
Even us British people admire Ron Paul, the BBC wrote an article saying he's the only worthwhile candidate! I think it's about time you reported the news OBJECTIVELY! since we don't really care for you're bias towards the Neo-cons....
Ron Paul, do me a favor for next time... Fly coach!!! That way CNN and the mainstreem media won't use it against you... Don't worry, your First class all the way in my eyes and you got my vote!!!
Vote Ron Paul 2008 and win back the constitution and make this country the best and strongest country in the world!!!