That seems to be the general consensus of KY Senate hopeful Rand Paul in the latest hit piece on him, this time by GQ. Evidently Paul gets no love from the left because he believes in the ideals of the Constitution that the founders had and scares the power brokers on the right because he won't play the game. And that is the slant of the article, to turn the loyal, party line Republican against Rand.
GQ even takes a further swipe at him by showing a less than flattering picture of him relaxing either before or after interview, that would only be from the waist up, wearing a jacket and tie along with shorts and sneakers. Memo to GQ, this isn't uncommon seeing as how hot a TV studio can be. It's done all the time.
Maybe Jason Zengerle doesn't get it, this is what we want from politicians. Real people who believe in what this country was founded on and stand up for their beliefs, not playing the politics-as-usual-say-the-right-things game to stay in power. And so what if Dr Paul goes to great lengths to avoid coming across as the smartest guy in the room even when he is. That is a big departure from the current crop of idiots in DC who seem to believe they are smarter than the rest of us. Frankly it's quite refreshing.
So let the GOP establishment fret over the threat to their hold on power. Their time is just about up anyway. It's not about the party, it's about the country and candidates like Rand Paul are what we need to get this country back on track.
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All of this has left Republicans in a state of high anxiety about which positions Paul will maintain—and which ones he's willing to bend on—once he enters the Senate. "After the primary, there's been a split and a debate," a Republican strategist involved in efforts to derail Paul this past spring tells me. "Half of us think Paul is far more ambitious than his father—he doesn't just want to prove a point, he wants to be a player—and that his ambition will outweigh his ideology." According to this view, Paul's success will ensure his obedience. "I think he'll be laundered by the Senate a little bit," another prominent conservative predicts. "He'll still sometimes be a pain in the neck for the leadership, but I'd expect him to get Senate-ized over time."Via Memeorandum
But not everyone is so sure. Says the Republican strategist, "There's the other half who think he really is his father's kid, he's kind of a schmuck, and he may well lose a seat we should otherwise win—and frankly, we aren't terribly upset about it."