Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Establishment Again Splitting Father and Son....

This time it's WaPo, in an article titled Is Rand Paul going mainstream, or vice versa?, we have this:

“I would define Ron Paul as a hyper-libertarian,” said David Lane, a Christian conservative activist who organized a seven-day trip to Israel for Paul and a group of evangelical pastors in January. “I think [Rand Paul] is closer to where I am philosophically than he is to where his dad is.” 
And then this:
When Paul won his party’s nomination in 2010 — on the strength of tea party support, and over the establishment pick backed by Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) — the Republican Jewish Coalition, which includes many of the party’s biggest fundraisers, was so horrified that it took the unusual step of opposing a Republican.

At the time, RJC executive director Matthew Brooks said Paul was “outside the comfort level of a lot of people in the Jewish community, and in many ways, outside of where the Republican Party is on many issues.” 

But a thaw may be in the offing, after a meeting last week with the organization’s board  of directors.

“There were some pleasant surprises,” Brooks said. “While there may be areas of disagreement, he is very, very different — and certainly different with regard to his father.”

1 comment:

  1. It seems to me there's no need for "the establishment" to split father and son. Rand is doing a perfectly good job on his own...