I can't help but marvel at the irony of Ron Paul calling foul over getting the short end of the debate stick on CBS ("Republican debate is the media's latest failure," Nov. 15).

Dr. Paul is usually more consistent with his arguments. Clearly the free market has determined that his campaign is not worthy of the amount of time the other candidates get.

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The Republican line is that he should just work harder. Why should CBS just give him a handout of more exposure? Is he advocating for some kind of affirmative action so that his minority share of the polls earns the same as those in the majority?

Hopefully he can learn to empathize with the majority of Americans who have only been getting "89 seconds of time in a 90 minute debate" for a long time now.

Sydney Nusinov, Rosedale

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