By Sam Foster
Steve at No More Mister Nice Blog had an interesting find on the RedState video showing Lauren Valle prior to the supposed head stomping. He notices Lauren Valle popping up in the video running in front of Paul’s car around 53 to 56 sec mark. Steve wishes that this were some huge gaffe on Erick Erickson’s part:
Erick Erickson wrote:
This video was sent to RedState by an anonymous witness at the event. It shows what Valle was doing when the Paul supporters grabbed her. No one chased her around the car. She was never in front of the car.
Steve at NMMNB:
Really, Erick? Want to put money on that?
Here's your video:
Why, what is it that I see from :53 to :56? It's a woman with blond hair and red clothing holding a sign and running in front of the car.
The problem with Steve’s find is that although Erick is wrong about Lauren Valle having never run in front of the car, it does show that no one and I mean no one is pursuing her.
The lack of pursuit makes it appear as though she is running at Paul as he walks by. Perhaps to violently shove the same sign in his face she did only seconds before.
Don’t listen to me, you be the judge.
However, isn’t it safe to say that running up to any candidate’s vehicle while it is driving creates an unsafe situation?