Breaking News! Christie Brinkley has a black eye (still do not know why this is news and besides…..who gives a f*ck?)
The GOP announcements for candidacy are starting to roll in….First there was Ted Cruz, then Rick Perry (not official just yet) and now we have three GOP candidates for the nomination with Rand Paul’s announcement……
Rand Paul will join Ted Cruz in the quest for the Republican nomination today, and he’s armed with a slogan that Politico describes as one “designed to evoke populist, anti-establishment themes”: “Defeat the Washington machine. Unleash the American dream.” But despite the attempts to drum up excitement around his bid, Politico notes today’s announcement “will prove one of the most anticlimactic presidential announcements of modern times,” reporting that Paul’s campaign for the White House began in earnest four years ago. “Within the first year of the Senate term, he really started to focus on it,” a former aide tell Politico, which charts his path in a lengthy piece. It has him revealing his presidential plans to his “brain trust”, a 10-strong group, just days after Mitt Romney’s own imploded.
From there he set out to woo more than the base nurtured by father Ron Paul while still touting his own uniqueness. Politico zeroes in on this moment as key in his effort to do so: His 13-hour filibuster of John Brennan’s nomination as CIA director in May 2013, during which he argued against the use of drones to attack Americans. Moving forward, his advisers say Paul will focus on a flat tax, IRS reform, term limits, privacy, and justice reform, and market himself as a “libertarian-minded conservative.” After revealing his plan to take the White House at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville, Ky., today—the first of five stops on a so-called announcement tour—Paul will make appearances in New Hampshire, South Carolina, Iowa, and Nevada this week and host a Facebook town hall meeting.
There you have all the info you need for today…..there are 3 candidates from the GOP that are wanting to run for the presidency…..a loudmouth ego-centric prick, an accused felon and now an isolationist……..so far the isolationist has the best chance of actually landing the nomination……the other two will always be the “also rans”……..but first someone explain to me what the American Dream is, please? A cute little slogan but that is about all it is…..cute.
The one thing that Paul has going for him is he will force the GOP slugs to actually have a debate on foreign policy……….
Unlike the rest of the likely GOP presidential field, Paul is a die-hard true believer in scaling down America’s involvement in conflicts around the world. That pits him against the mainstream, hawks in the Republican party whose ideas are sure to dominate the campaign. By running for president, Paul hopes to inject his ideas into the debate and shift priorities his party’s held for decades.
Paul’s presence alone is a threat to people in the party establishment. The party’s most hawkish voices, fearing exactly this, are mobilizing in force to stop Paul — lobbying internally and even potentially running candidates whose sole purpose would be challenging Paul on foreign policy.
The coming campaign, then, is a major test of where the Republican Party view of foreign policy is heading.
With the entrance of Rand Paul the campaigns are starting to tightening up…….will he or won’t he be the man of the hour in November?