Politico: Rand Paul draws blog love, hateSubmitted by RegularJohn on Fri, 01/25/2013 - 13:13
"Who’s more polarizing than Hillary Clinton? Try Sen. Rand Paul.
Bloggers on the left and right zeroed in on the Kentucky Republican after his engagement with Clinton at Wednesday’s Benghazi hearing. The right crowned Paul as their anti-Hillary crusader, bravely going against a mainstream media ready to anoint the outgoing-secretary of state as 2016’s president in waiting. Across the aisle, the left viewed him as an arrogant, whiny politician, pushing radical conservative conspiracy theories."
So what do you guys think of Rand's recent media attention? Good tactic? I'm not sure myself. In the past few weeks he has had moments where I applauded, and moments where I just slapped my forehead. Most recently, I am disheartened by his declaration that "an attack on Israel is an attack on the U.S". Rand Paul certainly isn't his father, but I do have some hope. I will be watching him closely over the next couple of years.