Skip to comments.Ready for prime time? Rand Paul's convention speech an opening for liberty minded Republicans
Posted on 08/07/2012 1:11:29 PM PDT by RitaOK
The GOP recently released a list of its second round of speakers at the 2012 Convention in Tampa. Among them is Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, the son of retiring Congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul.
Senator Paul was swept into office in the tea party wave of 2010, along with other liberty-minded Republicans like Utah Senator Mike Lee and Michigan Congressman Justin Amash. But they arent your run-of-the-mill conservatives in the style of Rick Santorum or Newt Gingrich.
Rand and his colleagues have a libertarian streak. Theyre concerned with our expansionist foreign policy abroad and the erosion of our civil liberties at home. Their proposals would dramatically cut the federal budget, while most mainstream conservative initiatives merely trim around the edges of future spending.
They oppose domestic drone surveillance, intrusive pat-downs at the airport, indefinite detention of U.S. citizens, and government meddling with the Internet.
But Senator Paul and the handful of libertarian-leaning Republicans who went to Congress with him arent alone. According to the Cato Institute, which published a policy analysis titled The Libertarian Roots of the Tea Party, many of the grassroots activists behind the 2010 tea party wave agree with Paul & Co.s ambitious goals to cut spending and rein in the federal government.
From the analysis:
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Does anyone have an announced speaker list so far?
The reason I'm asking is because these people probably won't be the VP pick.
Giving them a chance to speak to a nationwide audience is great. But picking them for VP would be even better.
I’ve always liked Rand Paul; I’d be very happy to see him in a presidential run someday.
And when will little Randy start spouting the garbage he learned from his dad?
Electing nuts and witches and noobs is all well and good
but one must also consider where they learned their “craft”.
He sounds so close to being his dad, no thanks.
Every time I hear him speak, it’s like well yep next week he’ll sound just like his dad.
I like Rand Paul just fine, but the article is confused goop.