A chart was released Thursday measuring the amount of media coverage each potential presidential candidate, and fighting for last place was Ron Paul and Rick Perry. The two candidates from the second largest state in the union came second-to-last and last in the poll. Jon Stewart first pointed out the lack of coverage Ron Paul's campaign has received, despite coming in second to Michelle Bachmann in the Ames poll. Perry, in his basement defense, just announced his candidacy less than a week ago. In that week, the coverage of his campaign easily passed Paul's, due mostly to comments attacking the Federal Reserve, dissent from fellow Republicans, and the news his treasurer had two jobs. An in-state rivalry seems to be brewing between the Texas governor and congressman.
Paul responded to Perry's "almost treasonous" comments about Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke when speaking in New Hampshire on Wednesday, and chose to take a shot at Perry's placement on the political spectrum. Paul told the crowd that Perry, "makes me sound like a moderate. I have never once said Bernanke has committed treason. But I have suggested very strongly that the Federal Reserve system and all the members have been counterfeiters for a long time."