Thursday, April 17, 2014

Rand Paul Won't Publicly Say Why He Supports Mitch McConnell

HuffPo reports:
Though Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has endorsed his fellow senator from the Bluegrass State, he didn't seem comfortable enough at a community forum to explain why.
Paul visited Edmonton, Ky. on Wednesday, where he was reportedly asked why he backed Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who faces a tea party-favored primary challenger this year.
The Glasgow Daily Times noted the discussion between Paul and a constituent:
After addressing about 30 people who turned out to hear him, the senator opened the floor for questions.
One constituent asked him why he came out in support of Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Louisville.
Paul declined to answer the question publicly, saying he would speak with her in private and explain his reason for supporting the senior senator.
Paul has avoided giving a detailed explanation for his endorsement of McConnell in the past as well. 
Rand on some level must be ashamed of his support of McConnell. It is simply bizarre not to publicly explain why one supports a candidate. It is especially bizarre if the endorsement is made by a political figure.


  1. McConnell voted for the NDAA.
    He's a traitor to the American people and so is anyone that supports him.
    And Rand knows it.

  2. Deep State Kentucky politics, is just slightly better than Arkansas. Sally Denton wrote about it (re: a drug running governor, before she wrote about the drug running governor from Arkansas), and there have been other articles on the subject in recent years (regarding vote buying by drug dealers.). I am not from Kentucky, but I don't pretend to understand all the unseen things.

  3. I think this is how the deal went down......
    Ol' Mitch desperately needed tea party backing. He thought Rand would deliver it with a snap of his little fingers. Rand then unloaded Jesse Benton on him as the price for the endorsement. Poor Mitch didn't know that the TPers loathe Benton.... and always have. Now, his campaign is a laughingstock op, Mitch's approval rating in the state is deplorable, and ALG is leading in the polls and raising more money too.

    Jesse Benton - the gift that keeps on giving..