L.L. Bean Heiress Supports Ron Paul 2012 (CNN, Jan. 29, 2012)

L.L. Bean heiress backs Paul (CNN, Jan. 28, 2012):

Freeport, Maine (CNN) – Linda Bean, an heiress to famed Maine outfitter L.L. Bean, came out in support of Ron Paul on Saturday as the candidate made a campaign swing through the state.

Bean, who is a part owner of her family’s company and sits on its board, said she is a longtime supporter of the Texas congressman. She backed his 2008 presidential bid, but hasn’t made a public endorsement in the current race until now.

“I’ve been for Ron Paul for years,” Bean said. “I watched his House races in Texas, and he’s just true blue. He doesn’t waver from the Constitution and I like that very much.”

Bean made her endorsement at the lobster restaurant she owns in Freeport, situated across the road from L.L. Bean’s large flagship store. She singled out Paul’s appeal across the political spectrum as a reason for her support.

“He’s very electable, he crosses all ideological lines because of his strong message,” Bean said. “He’s for the gold standard. I think people want stability in this country. He’s for helping America domestically, and staying out of aggressive wars. We’re just spending ourselves down the drain in these countries year after year with occupation.”

When asked why she wasn’t supporting fellow New Englander Mitt Romney, Bean said, “I’ve always been for Ron Paul.”

Bean ran for Congress herself in 1988 but lost the Republican primary. She ran again in 1992, winning the nomination but going on to lose the general election to Democrat Thomas Andrews.

Paul is campaigning in Maine while his rival GOP presidential candidates focus on Florida ahead of its presidential primary Tuesday. Maine holds presidential caucuses, which the state GOP recommends take place between February 4 and February 11. Some towns and municipalities, however, are holding their caucuses as early as this weekend.

Maine’s presidential preference vote, which will determine the allocation of the state’s 24 delegates, will be announced February 11.

Rather than hitting all of the early voting states, Paul’s campaign is focusing on states that hold presidential caucuses, including Maine, Nevada and Minnesota. This Tuesday, when Florida holds its primary, Paul will be in Colorado. That state holds caucuses February 7.

2 thoughts on “L.L. Bean Heiress Supports Ron Paul 2012 (CNN, Jan. 29, 2012)

  1. I love LL Bean and their full un-questioning lifetime guarantee, what other company in the USA can say they stand behind their product and offer a lifetime guarantee, I would say no other company offers this insurance. I was brought up on LL Bean products and continue to buy them, you would be a fool not to with a guarantee like that. As for picking a presidential candidate of their choice, that’s a guaranteed right of being a American and again support LL Bean for picking any candidate that they want.

    I would question the website for the mere fact that they need to openly suggest that the people at LL Bean are bad because they openly stand for the person they think would run the USA the best , the only reasoning behind this type of negative publicity could be that this web site disagrees with the candidate chosen and that in itself should let anyone reading this blog, question why this exists.

    • @mrethiopian,

      This is a CNN report.

      Ron Paul is the only political chance to prevent WW III.

      All the other candidates (incl. President Obama) are eager to start WW III.

      All other candidates will not care about the constitution and our civil liberties and will continue to turn the US into a fascist military police state.

      All other candidates will spend the US into oblivion.

      All other candidates are the problem and have no solution to the myriad of problems that America is facing right now.

      All other candidates are elite puppets and liars.

      There is NO alternative to …

      … Ron Paul 2012!

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