Jesse Benton Strikes AgainSubmitted by Allegory on Mon, 04/01/2013 - 12:20
As if millions of Ron Paul supporters could ever forget the gaffes and missteps made by Jesse Benton, it seems that he is at it again. This time, Benton is sticking his foot in it regarding Ron Paul's son, Senator Rand Paul.
Just as Rand seemed to be enjoying a huge boost in popularity following his nearly 13-hour filibuster on the Senate floor, it appears that Jesse Benton was most likely instrumental in securing Rand's recent endorsement of insider Mitch McConnell. If that was not bad advice enough, Benton recently took liberty in telling the world that Rand Paul supposedly "Can't stand" a particular tea party leader in Kentucky.
After an abrupt exit from the Ron Paul campaign, Jesse Benton became the new campaign manager for Senator Mitch McConnell. Because of his new duties, Benton appears to be turning his back completely against the tea party movement in Kentucky. Does he really expect Rand Paul to do the same?
In a recent interview with Daily Caller, Benton insists that there is supposedly no interest at all in finding a tea party challenger to Sen. McConnell. As Benton continues, the old diarrhea of the mouth problem seems to come back to roost. While referring to David Adams who is reportedly trying to find a tea party challenger to McConnell, Jesse states the following:
David Adams? The guy we fired? He’s just so incompetent. He’s trying to stir some rumor mill (about a serious tea party challenger.) Rand can’t stand David (Adams).