Brian Kilmeade On Why Ron Paul Is Not At CPAC: ‘He’s 76, He’s Got To Be Exhausted’

The Fox & Friends crew had a quick discussion on the goings-on at CPAC Friday morning, and hit on the case of the missing Ron Paul. Co-Host Steve Doocy rattled off the list of candidates speaking during the day, before hitting on Dr. Paul’s absence.

“Interestingly enough,” Doocy said, “the guy who’s not going to be there is Ron Paul, which is interesting because last year, at CPAC, he actually won the straw poll. You think he’d come back this year. Nope — he’s gone.”

“Yeah, it’s kind of strange because he’s not in Maine, either,” Brian Kilmeade added. “And Maine, he was supposed to possibly win or definitely be a solid second. I think he’s 76 years old, he’s got to be exhausted.”

The Washington Post‘s Felicia Sommez addressed the Paul issue in an article on Thursday, saying that the Texas congressman is citing “travel constraints” for not participating in CPAC this year. His son, Rand Paul, will be there in his stead. And, although Paul hasn’t had a campaign event since Tuesday, Sommez points out that Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich have also had relatively clear schedules this week.

Watch a clip of the exchange below, courtesy of Fox News:

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