Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Be Vewy Vewy Qwiet

Where did Rand Paul go? A minute ago he was on every news outlet attempting to explain his complicated and utopian position on the Civil Rights Act of 1964, boldly declaring that he brought a message to the Washington establishment that the Tea Party "wants their country back" presumably so they can ironically give it away to British oil companies in ways we haven't thought of yet.

And today? Tumbleweeds.

The guy is a US Senate candidate on the Republican ticket for crying out loud, doesn't he want any more national exposure? Where could he be? Wasn't he supposed to be one of the benefactors of our national "throw the bums out" attitude by running against the behavior we so often see in the government halls of Washington? You'd expect him to take advantage of all this free air time.

He couldn't be hiding away somewhere, trying to avoid the spotlight, could he?

JMac at Beyond the Trestle is more charitable to the ol' boy:

It took him less than 48 hours to completely abandon lifelong principles he's advocated for in the public and private arenas. Having been academically curious to the unique Libertian ways of him and his father, I've been dismayed at how quickly he went from principled candidate to shameless panderer ... and I don't even agree with the guy.



Dante said...

It was national news when a candidate who campaigns heavily on the Tea Party platform wins a primary, but Rand Paul is running for a US Senate seat in Kentucky. He's just not going to stay in the national news cycle. If you really want to know where he's at, he's stumping in places where people actually have a vote they can throw his way in November. Specifically, he was in Bowling Green last I heard. I'm pretty sure there are no tumbleweeds in Bowling Green. He is shaking up his campaign staff though.

If you're that interested in him, look him up. I got info I have on him from a 5 minute search of "Rand Paul" in Google news. The national media has other things they'd rather cover right now.

dsb said...

And now it seems the Libertarians might field a candidate in the KY Senate race--since he's betrayed their principles and all.