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Rand's 'Hot Mic' Transcript -Plus- What's Rand Paul Polling? (EPJ)

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Posted by Robert Wenzel
Friday, October 4, 2013

Yesterday, I posted a clip of Rand Paul discussing tactics with Mitch McConnell, which was picked up by a hot mic (transcript).

"There's one part of Rand's short comments during that clip that needs to be highlighted. Rand said:

I don't think they poll tested "we won't negotiate."

What he means by that is that he doesn't think the Democrats had pollsters go out and see if the general public believes that Republicans won't negotiate. There is a possible implication here that Rand's pollsters have poll tested the public's view on the topic.

Indeed, this falls in line with what I have been told by people familiar with the Rand Paul camp, that Rand's camp is running polls on a daily basis. This, I believe, is why you often see awkward delays in Rand responses to new hot issues. He is, in these cases, waiting for poll results."...

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It's His Job

It's the job of Congress members to represent the public, so one element they have to know is what the people want. Of course, they represent ALL the people, not just the majority, so they also have to stick to protecting the equal rights of everyone, even if the majority want to deprive a minority of some of them.

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I Hate poll testing

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Jeffro

Polling is so normal; even your professors do it....

the video has been taken down, fyi

polling is strategy; you have to listen first before speaking

There's also much to be said of instinct, and reflexes.

But I can't blame the guy for wanting to know what people think about what he said or was trying to say...

Imagine seeing your approval rating go up 1% and realizing that means another million people like you. Pretty addictive.

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CNN

is bashing Rand.

Michael Nystrom's picture

Thanks. I'll get right back to you

As soon as I poll test my response.

All art is only done by the individual. The individual is all you ever have, and all schools only serve to classify their members as failures. E.H.

Rand's poll obsession may be his version of the 'DP addiction'

many of us here face...

Instant feedback is compelling, like telling a slightly different version of a joke or playing a well-known song to a different cadence and seeing people start tapping their feet...

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The transcript is very helpful thank you.

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