Rand's 'Hot Mic' Transcript -Plus- What's Rand Paul Polling? (EPJ)Submitted by Chris Coldbrewski on Fri, 10/04/2013 - 20:06
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."...