Can Kelly Clarkson and Ron Paul's Hometown Save His Campaign?
In a stunning about turn, Kelly Clarkson's new album is soaring up the charts just days after she was blasted by her fans for endorsing Ron Paul.
Clarkson ignited a firestorm when she posted: "I love Ron Paul" on Facebook and Twitter.
Her fans slammed her for supporting a candidate who's been accused of being racist, homophobic and obsessed with conspiracy theories.
One follower on Twitter called her "Stupid." Another said, "There will be NO more of your music purchased from me...EVER."
But Ron Paul supporters came to her defense, buying her new album, Stronger in droves. In just two days Stronger went from #38 on Amazon's sales list to #2.
Meanwhile, Ron Paul is angrily defending himself as a former aide claims that Paul believed the CIA planned 9/11.
Eric Dondero said on ABC's This Week, "(Ron Paul) engaged in conspiracy theories including perhaps the 9/11 attacks were coordinated by the CIA and that the Bush administration might have known about the attacks ahead of time."
Paul shot down the suggestion on This Week saying, "That's nonsense! No, no. Bush knowing about this? No, no, come on!"
But there is a corner of this country where Ron Paul is considered a hero, his hometown of Lake Jackson, Texas, where he's been a family doctor since 1968. In fact, Ron Paul has delivered more than 4,000 babies there.
Paul is know for his home town folksiness and he comes by it quite honestly in Lake Jackson, Texas where he practiced medicine for years.And everywhere you go, you meet someone with a connection to Ron Paul.
INSIDE EDITION's Les Trent spoke to former patient, Vicki Melass. Paul delivered her daughter.
"He was a great doctor. He was caring, he was concerned," said Melass.
And at the local diner, Trent asked around as to who as a patient. Almost everyone had a Paul story to tell.
"Dr. Paul was my doctor for several years and I taught his daughter, Joy in High School," said one woman in the diner.
Marcie Holt, another former patient, says people in Lake Jackson take it personally when Ron Paul is attacked, like the recent allegations that he published racist and anti-semetic newsletters.
"I don't believe all that stuff. All I can go by is the guy that I know and have known for over 40 years and I just think he is a really good guy," said Holt.