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Comment by Ann wws
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Well - I was stunned at the speed at which RAND raced to endorse Mitt Romney against whom his father had but hours earlier been trying to beat.   Rand had to problem USING the Tea Party folks to gain himself a Senate seat.  And,  now like so many spoiled,  greedy,  self centered children he seems to want to advance his career off of the career and principles of his father, Ron Paul.  One sees this kind of self serving, spoiled behavior from many adult children who lack the skills and wisdom of their parents attempt to dovetail on the parents' reputation.  Rand is no Ron.  The apple did fall far from the apple tree.  

So what happened?  Did Rand Paul betray the Tea Party folks?  Probably.  Did he behave shockingly or out of character?  Well,  probably not.  As Rand Paul has since stated "I am SUPPORTING   MY   PARTY".  There ya' have it in a nutshell.  Rand Paul is purely a Republican party player.  

My guess is that Rand Paul falsely assumed that he could pull over the Ron Paul faithful because of his family name and built up a Kennedy political dynasty.    But the followers of Ron Paul are not Democratic sheep but were supporting Ron Paul because of principles.  RAND Paul, I believe,  made a grave error in judgment,  showed a lack of understanding and respect for those who supported his father,  and as yet to grasp the core understanding that CHARACTER matters not just "winning at all cost".  

Comment by Nick carfone
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After pulling a Ross Perot  by Dr. Ron Paul and son, the only choice for the American people who believe in the Constitution of the United States is the Constitution Party and Virgil Goode is who I am supporting now.

Comment by William Fairburn
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 It is principle, not principal that one stands on. Unless, of course, one is very wealthy.

Comment by Joseph Vanderville
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Talking about RESPECT? You must be kidding me!

It is quixotic to say that Rand Paul respects his father's followers. As the New Hampshire newspaper described them, they are Ron Paul’s supporters from the "lunatic fringe". It is because of that why Rand Paul obviously does not only disrespect them but also politically detest them.

Their agenda is toxic to the Republican Party, and Rand Paul is working hard to make the Republicans win the 2012 election. My take is, in Rand Paul’s mind, if the GOP wants to win, those followers must be expurgated from the campaign trail otherwise Romney will definitely lose to Obama.

What Ron Paul and his followers want, i.e., turn the country into an economy without a Central Bank, without an income tax, abolish IRS and the Feds, turn this country into a virtual recluse by withdrawing from the United Nations and world affairs, among many others, [WEIRD] is exactly what the GOP is against. Thus people hardly know that the GOP and Ron Paul are virtually mortal enemies that cannot be together in the same cage, like the King Cobra and the Mongoose are, respectively. They will naturally eliminate each other.

You see, if Republican Rand Paul has any respect at all of his Libertarian in extremis Dad and rabid followers [from the "lunatic fringe", and mind you this quote is not my words], he would not have crushed them with his boot like roaches [this is how followers feel] by endorsing Romney, thus badly hurting his father and his father’s peculiar if not bizarre cause.

Let’s be honest and accept the fact that what Ron Paul and followers want about America is exactly what the American people reject as something BIZZARE – an abominable oddity they will never allow to happen [Ron Paul is "unelectable" presidential candidate, says MSM].

Even the version of "freedom" they believed is weird, i.e. the "freedom" to drink unpasteurized milk [delivered in one of Ron Paul’s public speeches] and spread an epidemic of the disease caused by Salmonella, E. Coli and Listeria, and the "freedom" of terrorist to kill, with the right of captured terrorist suspects to "due process". Note that NDAA had taken away from captured terrorist suspects the right to "due process" which they are now fighting against with gnashing teeth and flying crossbones!

Does Rand Paul respect his father? In the family, the answer is yes, but in politics, NO – not at all. Rand is a Republican, and also an active member of the Republican Party. He is very much aware that the Republican Party has nothing to do with Ron Paul. It is not impossible for Rand to think that his father is some kind of a painful appendix that must be politically excised if not quickly removed from the Republican campaign. You can probably imagine how Ron Paul was treated by the GOP hierarchy badly in the primaries. GOP was seeing to it that Ron Paul would never win the nomination.

All of these you must know. And if you know … like me, you will never be surprised why Rand Paul POLITICALLY despised his father by endorsing Romney.

But these can never be said in words – only by action. As a politician, I expected that Rand Paul has to do what he needs to do, and must do.

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