I agree. Unfortunately, Paul is going to run square into the powerful, well-oiled and funded GOP-e machine that, unlike the Democrats, is designed to anoint middle-of-the-road establishment players based on when it's their turn. Now it's Jeb's turn. It'll never be Rand Paul's turn.
And therein likes the same scenario that has been played out, the last 8 years.
What it comes down to, isn’t who the GOP-E thinks should be up....it’s who WE think should be up. And ultimately, it’s up to US to change the way the system works.
It’s happening in other local elections...the “Tea Party” pick is winning over the GOP-E pick, because people are going out and voting for who they want, not holding their nose for who is less evil.
So, IMO, we have to stop the thinking that the GOP-E pulls all the strings...because WE SURROUND THEM and no they don’t. WE DO!!! We just have to get off our butts and stand together.
“is designed to anoint middle-of-the-road establishment players based on when it’s their turn. Now it’s Jeb’s turn. It’ll never be Rand Paul’s turn. “
That is wrong. It is now Jeb’s, Santorum’s, Romney or Ryan’s turn. Furthermore, if Rand Paul finishes 2nd in 2016, in 2020, it will be Rand Paul’s turn.