National Review pans Rand PaulSubmitted by McClarinJ on Mon, 04/05/2010 - 08:17
Three-page story on Rand vs. Trey Grayson in the neocons' favorite rag. Ends with these paragraphs:
Conservatives have a legitimate concern over Paul’s national-security credentials. He’s questioned Iran’s status as a potential nuclear threat and expressed worrisome views about how to handle captured terrorists. Some of his comments, whether off-the-cuff or not, have brought leading Washington national-security Republicans to his opponent’s side. Dick Cheney recently endorsed Grayson, calling him the “real conservative.” Paul has called for nixing the federal Energy and Education Departments to loud cheers; this is impressive to tea-party Jeffersonians, but won't necessarily play well in a general election.
His record has intensified the split in the state — anti-Beltway fiscal conservative-libertarians against establishment figures desiring a robust international presence. Rand Paul has the passion on his side, but Kentucky Republicans who want to hold the Senate seat should give him a good, hard look before they vote in the primary on May 18.
Read in entirety: