Rand Paul, Great White Hope of the GOP
Just more proof that libertarianism has wrecked the Republican Party, as the crazy scion of the Ron Paul far right is now the 2016 Republican Front-Runner.
Paul — as he showed with his civil rights comments during the 2010 Kentucky Senate campaign - holds some controversial views that can (and will) get him into trouble in the glare of the national spotlight.
But, anyone who laughs at Paul as a serious contender, dismisses him as just a carbon copy of his father (former Texas Rep. Ron Paul) or otherwise writes him off would do well to study the year in politics so far. No one in Republican politics has had a better year than Paul. And it’s not all that close.
“Holds some controversial views.” I had to laugh; in truth Rand Paul holds completely insane, pretty obviously racist views, but why split hairs?
I think it would be wonderful if the GOP nominates a raving kook like Rand Paul in 2016 — it would finalize their collapse as a viable political party.