Skip to comments.Forget Sarah Palin: It's Rand Paul's moment and Ron Paul's opportunity
Posted on 05/18/2010 2:09:49 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
Behind the scenes the insider Republican establishment is now in an uproar as the odds are high that Rand Paul wins the Republican nomination for senator from Kentucky. This would be a major embarrassment to Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and raises a big question about 2012: Why is Sarah Palin getting so much attention, and Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) so little, from the national media and pundit classes?
Certain pundits appear strangely infatuated with Palin, but it seems to me that if Ron Paul runs for president in 2012, he could win a plurality of delegates in a multi-candidate field. My guess is that Ron Paul does run for president and Sarah Palin does not, but who knows? Why is it that major media are so unwilling to take a close and serious look at Ron Paul as a potential candidate for president, while they pant with excitement at every breath Palin takes?
If Rand Paul wins, it sends cold chills up the spines of Washington Republicans, and it may well force the media to take a close look at what happens if Ron Paul runs for president.
Do the math, folks. If there are three, four, five or more Republicans running for the nomination in 2012, Ron Paul suddenly has a shot at doing very well in the delegate count, possibly winning a plurality of delegates, depending on how many Republicans run and who they are.
If Republican power brokers try to lock him out, what happens if Paul runs as an Independent?
And why don't Republican or Democratic pundits give Ron Paul his due? After Election Day, they just might have no choice, right?
Who is ACTUALLY going to do all they can to slash the Federal Government budgets and power? That is all I want to know.
Why it gets to the point the government can literally snatch people off the street, we are truly in deep.
That should say “when” it gets to the point.
Libertarians are only one small step up from full on Liberals. Not a big enough step to get my vote.
As you can easily infer from articles like this, liberals would dearly love for Ron “Obama is not a socialist” Paul to run as an independent.
Put down the crack pipe Brent!
“Ron Paul as a potential candidate for president, while they pant with excitement at every breath Palin takes...”
Does Ron feel the same way as his Daddy about the US defending itself? I believe we know where “Palin” stands.
I want some of what the author is smoking.
One does not necessarily lead to the other.
“...Why is it that major media are so unwilling to take a close and serious look at Ron Paul as a potential candidate for president...”
Because he is a kooky Libertarian. He is much better than a Dem or a RINO but too weak on standing up to Mohammedans.
Plus people get Ron Paul and Ru Paul confused.
A pair of losers!
Did you see this thread and comment in particular?
Hope you don’t have high BP.
If it is truly his son’s moment ... as a father he needs to step back and let him have that moment himself!
He doesn’t need his father riding along, kibitzing or any thing else.
“Why is Sarah Palin getting so much attention, and Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) so little, from the national media and pundit classes?”
The minute Ron Paul looks like a real contender, the MSM will roar to life with its typical hate and smear campaign.
Wtf. Why would a libertarian run with a statist like Romney?!
And of course Huckabee for Secretary of State
A lot of people who like Palin would have liked Ron Paul had he not soiled his nest with his remarks about 911.
They want to support Ron, and can’t, so with Sarah’s help that frustrated support has passed to Rand.
Rand is going to do well if he can avoid putting his foot in it, because people are anxious to see constitutionalists step forward, and they want people who are bold and will not apologize for the constitution. I think its too late for his dad, but its not too late for him.
The kind of people that follow Ron Paul probably forgot that Rand has an election coming up, that he has to win before he becomes a Senator, that his goofy father can try to exploit.
This was only the primary that Palin helped him get through, the general is next.
Dumb and dumber IMO.
“Forget Sarah Palin: It’s Rand Paul’s moment and Ron Paul’s opportunity”
I LIKE Sarah Palin. I think that RAND Paul is better than his opponent.
“Ron Paul and his anti-war span monkeys can KMA,” I think a great man once said.
Did Palin make an endorsement in that race?
and the kennedy fatigue,
No current member of Congress, Republican or Democrat. Both have spent us into the thank.
Old, lifetime politician who endorses McKinney, Nader, and Baldwin- AND praised Michael Steele?
You got it half right.
He'll open his mouth and make a fool of himself again.
Ron Paul’s son may be good Presidential Timber.
Ron Paul has some ideas - BUT - he’s TOO OLD!!!
We already have one too many Pauls in the government. God forbid Rand gets in, and his daddy becomes president. The former may happen since many folks have been hoodwinked, but I don’t think the latter will.
Absolutely not true.
Liberals and their communist brethern are a mortal threat tot his nation.
Why do people still try to push Mitt on a conservative site? He will never get my vote.
All my posts were meant for sarcastic purposes, I just wanted to see which direction the Kool-Aid was flowing.
LOL. No one got your joke.
As a career politician, hasn’t Paul been at this for about 36 years?
Why is it that he could never rise above small time cult figure, and could never win an election outside of his safe congressional district?
Ron Paul could never win a statewide office like Senator, or Governor, he is sure not ever going to be President, he doesn’t have the right stuff, and lacks credibility.
Yea, the last thing we need is someone that is going to push the envelope towards freedom. Much better to have the go-along-get-along Republicans that have served us so well.
If 5 candidates run, then we have a big problem because no one has fixed the primary cross-over vote, where Democrats can vote in many Republican primaries and select the one closest to their belief system—as they did in 2008, voting for McCain who we were then stuck with.
Ron Paul will be pushing 80 on Inaugural Day, 2013. He’s too old.
Exactly. Have the utmost respect for Ron Paul for having stood up against the statists and those who wish to ignore the Constitution for many years, at a time when no one else was talking about these issues. I believe that Ron Paul is a great patriot, but he will be too old by 2012 to be a viable candidate. I've watched him slow down in the last two years. Can only imagine what two more years will bring.
Rand Paul, if he gets the Senate seat, may just have enough time to distinguish himself and show himself to be a viable presidential candidate.