GOP Leaders Backing Rand Paul
The Washington Post’s Michael Gerson says Palin, Dobson, and DeMint must repudiate Rand Paul or accept his extremism.
And I have to ask — in which universe does Gerson think that’s going to happen? All three of the wingnuts he names are completely aligned with Rand Paul and his dad Ron, and so is the Republican Party in general. They’re not going to repudiate him. Rand Paul is a rising star in the GOP.
Republican strategists … think Paul’s supporters could see the comments and resulting firestorm “as fresh motivation for voting him into Congress.”
Meanwhile, NRSC chief John Cornyn (Texas) is defending his new Senate candidate.
“Rand Paul, like every new candidate, is going to get better,” Cornyn told Bloomberg’s Al Hunt in an interview to air this weekend. Candidates, Cornyn said, “make mistakes and they misspeak.”
Paul, his GOP primary rival Trey Grayson and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) are scheduled to attend a unity breakfast in Kentucky on Saturday morning.