Early stages but Rand Paul being the only candidate I have ever met and spoken with, and who I liked on the spot, there is a certain partiality I must confess to. He, like Marine LaPen, has a family past he must overcome but still embrace. I am nevertheless encouraged by his foray this morning having put himself forward for the nomination. But what really appeals to me is that he has decided to take on the media, who are enemies not only of every Republican, but enemies of good governance and common sense.
Tuesday night, Paul came out swinging. “The media tells you and I that we should choose a GOP nominee with a track record full of sellouts, compromises and betrayals,” he tweeted. “So even though I’m at or near the top of every state poll for the nomination, they continue to try and dismiss my message of liberty!
“Thankfully, our national media doesn’t get to pick and choose our Republican Party’s presidential nominees. Patriots like YOU do!”
But by the end of the day Wednesday, the candidate seemed to recognize that perhaps that approach was bringing the wrong kind of attention to his nascent campaign, conceding that he often didn’t handle tough questions particularly well. “I’ve been universally testy and short-tempered with both male and female interviewers,” he
admittedexplained to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer.
Gage echoed Paul’s description, saying that in the interview with Guthrie, the senator had seemed to “come across as a bit of a bully. I don’t know if that’s specific to her being a woman, or incredibly bad manners.”
It’s an approach that usually fails to deliver in the long run, she added. “I think particularly when you’re trying to appeal to women voters, they’re a little turned off by that level of aggressiveness when it comes across as cranky and mean,” she said.
Whether he wins or not, this seems to necessary from the Republican side that I can only hope it is blessed with great success. The media has ruined the US by its lickspittle backing of parties to the left. Someone has finally tried fighting back. Even if it doesn’t work for Rand, it will help clear a path for others.
AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT: More media baiting: Rand Challenges Press: Ask DNC Head ‘If It’s Okay To Kill A 7-Pound Baby In The Uterus’. Only one has to for her to have to either reply or walk away from the question. But it is the kind of push back that should have been done years ago.