Skip to comments.GOP Senate Candidate Rand Paul has Raised 1.3 Million and Counting!
Posted on 11/23/2009 4:05:33 PM PST by DecoyJames
Really showing to be a strong candidate! His opponent for the GOP primary used to be a democrat.
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This is a dicey area. Ron Paul’s son could bring baggage.
Rand Paul is a true conservative. I see what you are saying... but Grayson is not even a republican... in the wrong way.
Well...at least he’s not his father.
Anybody with the last name of “Paul” can do well in U.S. politics. Conservatives should take advantage of this by finding truly conservative candidates, at every political level, with the last name of “Paul” and then encouraging them to officially run for political office. It’s just a thought.
I see what you’re saying. However, from what I can see, Rand is running as his own man. People ask him about his father at campaign events, but he has spoken of issues on which he differs from him. He’s run a really good grass-roots campaign so far, and he sure as heck has given me more reason to vote for him than Trey Grayson has.
So was Ronald Reagan. I'm supporting Trey Grayson.
What do Ron Paul, Ron Paul, jr. and Osama Bahama have in common?
They have a can’t grab my ankles fast enough foreign policy approach.
With all due respect The Pauls are Libertarians, but please don’t call them Conservative.
Sorry, but he’s got all of his father’s backers behind him and the same paleo whackaloon fundraising network, benefitting blatantly from nepotism while having next to zero qualifications to go for the Senate. What work has he done in the trenches for KY Republicans ? It’s like what Eddie McCormack said to Ted Kennedy, if his name were Eddie Moore, he wouldn’t even be taken seriously as a candidate.
And I’m voting for Paul.
Just curious to hear your thoughts. What do you believe a candidate should have as far as qualifications?
Congratulations. I hope you enjoy your primary victory. Too bad that’ll be the last one.
A number of qualifications are basic, at least with respect to being able to win a major office. The Paulbots think raising money and having a small base of sycophantic supporters can somehow pull off a race. Rand has zero electoral experience in a state that although appears Republican on the surface, has actually only elected two Republicans to federal office statewide since the 1960s (McConnell and Bunning). Grayson has won statewide twice (one of only 2 Republicans to have done so in a non-federal race in the modern era), already a proven vote-getter, and will have the broad-based backing of the party, not just a small fringe.
Some of the attacks on Grayson have been petty, “He’s a former Democrat !” Guess what, so are a lot of Republicans, Reagan was, a lot of Southerners were Democrats until the ‘90s. This guy, so far, hasn’t demonstrated any obvious liberal RINO tendencies in his almost 6 years in statewide office. If Paul wants to run for office, he should set his sights lower, run for a legislative office, or even a House seat. The Senate is a major jump, especially for one that has no real, prior experience. It might be a different story if there was no one else running and he was just taking a kamikaze run, but we’ve got a suitable candidate who has already proven twice (under difficult circumstances) he can win a 3rd time in KY, and that’s Trey Grayson.
BTW, if Grayson morphs into another Graham, we can always boot his ass. I give them one chance to get it right, and if they screw up, I don’t support them.
May the most conservative candidate win, regardless of who his relatives are.
(this is not a slam against Ron Paul, just saying that they’re two separate individuals and should be viewed as such)
That was a non-answer to the previous poster’s question.
Care to try again please?
Personally, I think Rand Paul would be great, but your point here is, well, pointless.
Jesse Helms, Strom Thurmond, and Ronald Reagan all used to be Democrats. I doubt anybody would suggest that they were trojan horse liberals, like some of the left-side-of-the-bell-curve types here on FR have been suggesting about all former Democrats lately.
No, it wasn’t. I submit you don’t like the response. Try reading it again. I’m not interested in needlessly pissing away a Republican-held seat for an unqualified, unknown candidate for whom whose views are highly questionable and who benefits exclusively from his name and his whackaloon father’s fundraising network. Unless you’d prefer the Dems to take this seat ? Because whether you like it or not, they will be putting up a first-tier nominee who has already won statewide, and that will probably be Jack Conway. Seeing my local tv stations (although in Nashville, covers the Southern KY media market) air non-stop ads linking Rand entirely to his kook father as an unqualified extremist throughout the fall campaign in ‘10 makes me physically ill. Let him run for lesser office first and prove himself independent of his father’s nutty paleo/libertarian views... until then, I’m sticking with Trey Grayson.
Sorry, but hes got all of his fathers backers behind him and the same paleo whackaloon fundraising network
No one from his father's campaign is advising him - his old man is providing ZERO assistance. Those "whackaloons" are the Tea Partiers, who are out there protesting the big spending and big gov't. The same volunteers and supporters who did in fact support Ron Paul and now are coming out for Palin.
benefitting blatantly from nepotism
Again, Rand's father played no role in his decision to run for Senate.
while having next to zero qualifications to go for the Senate.
He's an eye surgeon, that's good enough for me. I'm glad he's not a career politician or RNC insider. Funny how you're supporting the establishment hack (Grayson) who used to be a Democrat.
What work has he done in the trenches for KY Republicans?
That's relevant to him running for Senate, how?
Are you aware of the anti-Washington mood in this country, that people are tired of insiders and party back-scratchers?
Its like what Eddie McCormack said to Ted Kennedy, if his name were Eddie Moore, he wouldnt even be taken seriously as a candidate.
Hey, Rand can't pick and choose his parents you know.
Yep, those same people holding Tea Parties and protesting Obama's socialist agenda are nutcases.
Pelosi, is that you?
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