Skip to comments.Rand Paul Teams Up with Lamar Alexander for Healthcare Roundtable
Posted on 06/27/2014 5:27:36 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has yet to endorse a candidate in the Tennessee primary, but incumbent Sen. Lamar Alexander has already recruited him for an event in his state.
The two senators will host a healthcare roundtable discussion in Nashville on June 30 with Tennessee healthcare executives and professionals to discuss the effects of Obamacare.
Although the discussion is closed to the press, the two senators will hold media availability after the event.
As he faces primary challenger Joe Carr in the fall, Alexander has touted his work with Sen. Paul in campaign ads particularly on the Freedom to Fish Act.
Nobody wants to say no to Lamar Alexander, Paul said in an ad aired last year which touts Alexanders role in the legislation....
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Rand may be pretty much dead to me at this point. His affirmation of Cochran accusing a Tea Partier of being a member of the KKK is sickening
The GOP needs to be a little more timely when “selecting their battles”. Ummmm. We lost that one. We’re up to our @$$e$ in illegal aliens now. Try to catch up.
Rand Paul is a collaborator.
LOL!! I think millions want to
Politics is ugly. Always has been, always will be. Won't ever change. Rand's an outsider trying to win the support of key insiders he will need for his presidential run. He's gathering favors and good will from the "establishment". Everything Rand Paul is doing is with his run for the White House in mind, my guess is he doesn't much care for Alexander, McConnell, Cochran or most of the rest of them.
Rand Paul wants to be POTUS.
His ambition overrides his ideology.
I agree. He has been turning on the spit. Pretty well roasted RINO now.
In my view, Rand Paul is running for the Vice-Presidency. Virtually all of his "huh" positions are ones that appeal to the youth vote -- drugs, gay rights, broadening the franchise, etc.
He's setting himself up as the only ticket option who can conceivably attract the youth vote.
He wants to attract the liberal vote?
The fascist party. He is fallen and can’t get up.
A good way of putting it. Paul's positions have become increasingly liberal on their surface.
However, the polls indicate that the youth vote is disenchanted with The One They Were Waiting For and is up for grabs.
Theoretically, Sen. Paul might be in the best position to attract those votes to a ticket.
Personally, I'd rather not see him on the ticket at all -- but he will have his attraction to the GOP-e candidates (who will also see him, mistakenly, as a bridge to the "Tea Party vote").
Rand is blowing up a lot of bridges. I just hope he knows how to rebuild them.
I don’t. I’d rather see Hillary in that office.
How’d that work for Milt with Paul Ryan?
He is crazy if he thinks they are going to support him. They may not try as hard to destroy him.
Possible. In my view though, Rand is a big picture guy with ideas that will be almost revolutionary outside of grass roots and libertarian circles. I don't think he could be happy cutting ribbons and speaking at rotary clubs. I think he is sort of positioning himself as an alternative the "establishment" may view as their best "hail mary" shot to win and can grudgingly accept. He is doing them favors as needed now to show he can be a team player and won't be like his father.
I don't really trust Rand because I actually do believe he is far more like his father than he lets on (and I think his father is a nutter), and his ingratiating himself with the likes of Alexander, McConnell, etc, only convinces me Rand has learned well how to play the game of politics well. I don't believe he has anything in common with the establishment GOP and I doubt he much likes them. In fact I'd bet he has pure contempt for them.
When I say I don't trust Rand, that doesn't mean I wouldn't vote for him. I would most certainly do so if he was our nominee, but I would be very worried about his foreign and defense policy positions. Those are the things a President has the most control over and my hunch is he is a naive isolationist like his Father. Still, he will be better than any Democrat nominated. His judicial nominations alone would make it worth voting for him. In fact that would be a big selling point of Rand Paul for me, I believe we could trust his judiciary and administrative nominees to be constitutional originalists and small government advocates.
They will support him if they feel they have to in order to gain/retain power. If it looks like Hillary is a heavy favorite to win and the Republican "establishment" needs to throw the long ball to have a chance, Rand is setting himself up to be a viable alternative to fill that role.
Paul would repel me and many other conservatives.
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