51 votes

Politico Headline: "Rand Paul Gets in the 2012 Game"

DANVILLE, Ky. — For Rand Paul, campaign season is just getting started. Less than a month before the end of the 2012 election, the first-term Kentucky senator is embarking on his most vigorous effort yet to expand his national profile.

Over the last week, Paul used his political committee — RAND PAC — to launch television ads in the Ohio, West Virginia and Florida Senate races, hammering incumbent Democrats on foreign aid. That offensive will intensify in the coming weeks, Paul advisers said, with an additional two or three Senate races on the Republican’s target list.

When Paul’s leadership PAC reports its fundraising haul later this month, a Paul strategist said RAND PAC will have over $1 million in the bank. Paul intends to put that hefty sum to active use: the TV ads he has begun to air bolster congressional efforts to block foreign aid to Libya, Egypt and Pakistan. Paul describes the measure as a response to attacks on American diplomatic outposts in North Africa and Pakistan’s imprisonment of a doctor who helped the U.S. locate Osama bin Laden.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1012/82369.html#ixzz29B...

_____
Related: Rand Paul Rips Lindsey Graham's Defense of Democrat

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

Oh Rand Paul? That's the guy

Oh Rand Paul? That's the guy who sold us out at the most critical moment to our enemy. Move along.

This politician, Rand Paul

This politician, Rand Paul hasn't got the grace to be contrite about his disavowing his father in the heat of the campaign...he just forges on ahead like all the other puppets in Washington.... Just because he takes up the libertarian mantra...I don't see him doing anything useful for the cause at all. He is in place serving up the Ron Paul rhetoric as if it is his to use and run with to serve his own ambitions.... yyuuuccchhh! He just doesn't work any more for me.

Rand has a lot to prove...

Before he gets my support, as I gave to his father. Let us NOT forget, that Jesse Benton was brought to Rons campaign by Rand.. I'm not saying anything, except, Rand is in the proving process with me. He doesn't get a free pass because he's family. For all you biblical people, Kane killed Able... Trust is earned, not given by rational people. I'm routing for Rand though, I hope he proves himself and truely becomes his fathers son!

Quick Point

Benton was lent to Rand's campaign from Ron first.

Eric Hoffer

Rand will

get more done for liberty than anyone bellyaching about him.

The Libertarian Party is a failure, Ron Paul is retiring. You gotta stick with Rand or be prepared for a lot of nothing on progress for the liberty movement

https://twitter.com/#!/Agonzo1

.

who cares about a romney endoorsement? words are words..it is actions that matter.

who cares about the neocons romney has on his staff?
Rand has power in the senate ALL READY.
He has a pac that ran ads against THREE DEMS in THREE DIFF states, over wait for it..... Their support of foreign aid! DEMS? Support foreign aid? since when?? The liberal constituents they serve do not want foreign aid going to other countries. Libs Loathe foreign aid thats why Rand chose his fight and he made the snakes at the bottom of the republican pit surface, to defend their fellow shills on the other side.
Can you say EXPOSED?
Lindsay was exposed and she has a vagina under there! Sorry but its true! Rand lifted up Lindsays dress for all the world to see! and smacked some dems in the process!

It was GENIUS what Rand just did!
He deserves a medal for slamming graham and the dems..
McCain and Lieberman kept their traps shut for a change, they were wise to do so- both are on thin ice and they KNOW IT!! That was very telling how hard rand punched them at the SAME TIME!.
Made the "worms squirm" I call it.
What about when he had the "energy saver" committee on the stand and asked them what business is it of theirs how much water, (HE PAYS) for, runs in his toilet or bathroom shower? And also, what type of light bulb he buys for his reading the- wait for it...
CONSTITUTION!!lol

Rand is just like his father only RAND BITES and can play dirty so GOOD!
Just wait.
Rand has only just begun and has ALL the statists QUAKING in their boots, or grahams case, PUMPS!
If Rand did not endorse romney he would have been thrown out of the party, why do you think justin did the same thing? They are bound or discarded and after all the work to get Rand in there- no WAY!

"OH NO! He has a SON?" Neoconservatives and Liberals EVERYWHERE!

Rand Paul 2016

Words are actions. Words do

Words are actions.

Words do matter.

Trust matters.

Taking the high road and not playing the game matters.

It was these things that made our campaign unique. Rand wrecked all of that by going to bed with Romney!

SPLIT

I cannot believe how split the DP community is. Sad... :(

We need to get an early start on 2016: Support Rand PAC 2016

www.randpac2016.com

https://twitter.com/randpac2016

Rand Paul has the best voting

Rand Paul has the best voting record in the US Senate since prior to the Civil War. He also opposes Obama for president. That is a powerful combination.

Thomas Jefferson 1796, 1800, 1804; James Madison 1808, 1812; Ron Paul 1988, 2008, 2012; Rand Paul 2016.

Congratulations on your "game" Rand.

Cut me out, though. I will NEVER, EVER support you, vote for you... or ENDORSE you.

Brother Winston Smith

The r3VOLution is NOT republiCAN.

Good on you. Me either!

Good on you. Me either!

Same here!

Same here! I am pleased if Rand is truly voting better (by what metric??) than any other senator since the civil war, but that doesn't mean by default he gets my support. Rather, judging by his RP 2012 campaign sabotage, restraint with filibustering, and overall sliminess, I consider him patently unfit for my support. Anyone who disagrees can and should do otherwise.

To get a leg up on the

To get a leg up on the competition, Rand needs to start running now for 2016... same for Gary. Without hundreds of millions of dollars in backing, visibility will be a slow, continuous process.

I suggest you save your money

I suggest you save your money because IMO, he does not have a snow balls chance in hell of getting elected as President of the US.

So if Romney happens to win you don't believe that

Rand can knock him out of a second term and be the nominee? Don't you think the American people will get by then, after 4 more years of either of the big spenders winning the potus? I am optimistic that the liberty movement will have spread by wildfire by then and someone like Rand will be the only hope to save this country (but the information will have to continue to spread by the internet and not the corrupted msm) and this may indeed have more than the snow balls chance to happen.

hthomas

Regardless...

I look at what people do, not

I look at what people do, not what they say -- talk is cheap. Rand Paul lost my support when he endorsed Mitt Romney for President. He joined the establishment club that I want to replace with a Ron Paul -- not a phoney. They say the fruit does not fall far from the tree, well I do not think that applies in this case.

lol

You contradicted your premise before even stating it

"I look at what people do, not what they say -- talk is cheap."

"Rand Paul lost my support when he endorsed Mitt Romney for President."

If you dont care what he says

then why would you care if his endorsed Mitt Romney? Talk is cheap, which is why an endorsement is nothing but meaningless Rhetoric!

His name is Edward Snowden

What is Capitalism?
http://youtu.be/yNF09pUPypw

Actions speak louder than

Actions speak louder than words. Integrity and character matters in my world. I ask all of you supporting Rand Paul, what difference do you see between Rand Paul and the neocons he supports? I see no difference considering his support of the neocon positions. If you condone his actions then you condone war, etc, etc, etc.

His words are political. His

His words are political. His actions (votes) are as close to Ron paul's as anyone in the Senate ever.

Sometimes I wish you could

Sometimes I wish you could down vote more then once. :)

We need to get an early start on 2016: Support Rand PAC 2016

www.randpac2016.com

https://twitter.com/randpac2016

Actions are not always what they seem

Ask any magician.. The GOP is occupied by many different people, those barn and raised in the party, fiscal conservatives, tea partiers, neocons, religious right, earthquakers, oath keepers and Ron paul Republicans.. Some of these individuals have more power within the party than others, depends where you live.

One of the things about the party is making alliances to get your issues through.. you win some, you lose some.. what we have is a GOAL, and we know we are going to win some and lose some.. a loss, like the RNC nomination of Romney does not stop us from working on restoring the Republic.. Ron is leaving, Rand it at the top.. and that's not an easy place to be with international bankers who've invested to be up against.. need more Liberty voters in the GOP.

Neocon positions...

If the Neocons adopted all of Rand Paul's positions I'd be tempted to become one myself.

Eric Hoffer

Do you really think Rand

Do you really think Rand would stick to his so-called policies if elected? I do not. I supported his campaign for the Senate -- even sent money. How does it go "fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me". He will never get the GOP nomination so this exercise is a waste of time. Suckers are born every minute.

He has kept all of his

He has kept all of his campaign promises so far. Including endorsing the Republican nominee.

Quick fact: Ron had more

Quick fact: Ron had more than twice the number of states to be put up for nomination at the convention when his son endorsed the enemy of the movement.

Do you really think that if would have said he would undercut his father and endorse the establishment nominee we would have supported him and gave him his senate seat?

Oh hell no

I would love to believe you,

I would love to believe you, but I have never seen any evidence supporting your first statement. And if it was true, I believe Ron would not have disappeared the way he did.

Do you really think Rand would stick to his so-called policies i

Yes.

Considering he's still sticking to his values now even though they are unpopular

Your answer begs the

Your answer begs the question, are you going to follow Rand's lead and vote for Mitt Romney? IMO, the neocons infiltrated the Tea Party and now they have infiltrated the Ron Paul movement.