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I find it hard to be charitable over what I view as a complete sell out of the principles that drove the campaign of Rand’s father Ron. Rand is basically conceding that it is most important to elect a Republican — any Republican — as president and is willing to do whatever it takes to accomplish that end. The senator’s endorsement cited his discovery of considerable common ground with Romney, something his father never managed to achieve. The common ground includes “reforming the Federal Reserve, limiting regulations, and opposing the proposed Stop Online Piracy Act.” Take note Rand that Mitt has not agreed to audit the fed, limiting regulations is a promise every presidential candidate makes, and stopping SOPA is great, but if Mitt manages to start World War III by attacking Iran it would be a poor trade off. What else do the two men have in common? Apart from ambition, I would venture to guess nothing.

Ironically, I received an email solicitation from Rand Paul yesterday as part of an appeal for the Campaign for Liberty. Rand wrote that he is fighting battles every day in the US Senate against “statists” and “ever expanding Big Government schemes.” Hard to see where Mitt fits into that struggle, as he wants to grow the Pentagon and does not seem particularly concerned about government size and public-sector deficits. Truly, the Rand Paul endorsement of Mitt Romney, a situation in which he could just well have kept his mouth shut, is the unkindest cut of all. If we can only aspire to enduring another dreadful four years for our country, he might just as well have endorsed Obama.

P.S. Rand, I will be writing in your father’s name on my ballot for president.

(Republished from The American Conservative by permission of author or representative)
 
• Category: Foreign Policy • Tags: 2012 Election, Mitt Romney, Rand Paul 
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  1. Rand is a politician. He wants influence and Romney wants his supporters. We will find out how far he is willing to sacrifice principals for gain if Romney is elected and starts another war.

  2. Anonymous • Disclaimer says: • Website

    Endorsing evil is of itself evil

    On Rand Paul’s endorsement of Mitt: I agree with writer Philip Giraldi:

    “Truly, the Rand Paul endorsement of Mitt Romney, a situation in which he could just well have kept his mouth shut, is the unkindest cut of all. If we can only aspire to enduring another dreadful four years for our country, he might just as well have endorsed Obama.”

    People who say that this is just the way politics works should remember that politics is evil; and one should never comprise with evil. Mitt Romney, as I have said, is a man only of his most recent word; and to endorse him is to endorse what he is: a trimmer whose whole career is like a dervish whirling in a pool of multi-fruited Jello, spinning out different flavors to suit the tastes of the moment.

  3. TycheSD says:

    I agree that Rand Paul should have just kept his mouth shut. Romney is using him, and it makes Rand Paul look weak and unprincipled.

  4. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    I feared this from Rand during his campaign in KY. I thought possibly it could be his political keenness to not criticize the militarism that has engulfed the country, particularly Kentuckians with major military installations in the state. Now his true colors come out, he is a statist just like Bunning before him. He is a wolf in sheepskin which is worse than just being a wolf. Well we are stuck with him for 4 more years and I for one will not be casting my vote for the liberty poser again. Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me.

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