Rand Paul's Tectonic Shifting The GOPSubmitted by The Granger on Tue, 02/05/2013 - 17:08
Tomorrow promises a tectonic shift in the GOP as Rand Paul delivers a speach to rock the very roots of the party.
Rand Paul is being accused by neoconservatives of injecting Libertarianism into the GOP at a mindblowing speed leaving them scrambling for support that is no longer there.
Matt Weoch from Reason magazine is issuing a warning http://reason.com/blog/2013/02/05/matt-welch-on-rand-pauls-f...
"To see how far Rand Paul has gotten in his project to inject libertarianism into a GOP foreign policy debate long dominated by neoconservatives and other interventionists, think back to what official Republicanism looked like only 27 months ago."
"After Election Night 2012, even some Tea Party members bought into the false narrative of devastating losses in the Tea Party’s conservative ranks. However, the Tea Party grew in Congress with the election of 27 new Tea Party conservatives to the House and three new Tea Party Senators. The movement again exhibited electoral strength even while the GOP establishment stumbled badly."
"The upstart GOP consulting firm that guided Rand Paul, Todd Akin and other lightning-rod conservatives in their insurgent campaigns plans a major expansion in 2013, strategists with the group told POLITICO."
"A poll by the Conservative Intelligence Briefing in late January found on the Republican side Florida Senator Marco Rubio is leading the pack with 27 percent.
Former vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan comes in second with 18 percent. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, and former Senator Rick Santorum also made the cut with around 12 percent each.
The field on the Democratic side is not as deep, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is the overwhelming favorite with 65 percent, followed by Vice President Joe Biden with 14 percent."
Given the recent caucus poll.. Rand made the cut, which is excellent for a Jr Senator. The fact he is for cannabis, I'd say that PR firm is going to help him not only chaange the GOP but beat Clinton in 2016.