Saturday, March 29, 2014

Where's Rand? This Weekend is the "Sheldon Adelson Primary"

The Louisville Courier-Journal reports:
The Republican Jewish Coalition is meeting in Vegas and that's where New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker all will be speaking. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush also was in Vegas Thursday.

While there, the might-be candidates have met or will meet with Republican billionaire donor and casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, hence this has been dubbed the "Sheldon Primary."

You will recall that Adelson and his wife, Miriam, spent more than $92 million in the 2012 presidential election, backing former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., in the primaries, and former Republican Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in the general election.

Not in the Sheldon primary this weekend or at the Republican Jewish Coalition is Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., who also is considering a 2016 run.

But Paul's absence is not due, as some have speculated, to differences with Adelson over U.S. policy towards Israel.

"Senator Paul has a long-standing family commitment this weekend," Doug Stafford, executive director of Paul's political action committee RAND PAC, said in an e-mail.

The Washington Post reported this week that Adelson is looking to back a so-called "mainstream" Republican with a shot at winning in 2016...

The senator has met previously with the Republican Jewish Coalition and was invited to the Las Vegas event as well, Stafford said.


  1. Why not rename this blog the "I hate Rand Paul and all that he stands for" because that's basically what it is.

    1. I agree that the Rand Paul hating on the blog has gone overboard. But the take is still interesting, and he does cover the guy if nothing else.

    2. You don't like the fact that he isn't worshipped here just for being Ron Paul's son, being a Republican, or spouting hollow and meaningless "liberty" rhetoric, huh?

      Because those are the only reasons so many so-called "liberty" supporters like him so much.

    3. Personally I have no real opinion about Rand, or Ron for that matter.

    4. "Personally I have no real opinion about Rand, or Ron for that matter."

      Nice try.
      Since avoiding anti-Rand Paul articles is as easy as not clicking a mouse button, it is quite obvious you have a problem with the "anti" part in anti-Rand Paul.

  2. I give him a thumbs up for sitting out Adelson's circus.