Why I No Longer Support Rand Paul

An explanation of why I am no longer supporting Rand Paul. I supported Rand when he ran for Senate and donated to his campaign, I’ve been his constituent for two years, but I cannot support him any longer after his endorsement of Mitt Romney.

What say you?

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  1. GV says:

    Well spoken, David.

    I do disagree with you on ONE point though, and only one–

    Rand has said since the beginning that he would endorse the party’s nominee, whoever that nominee wound up being, his first choice always being his dad, Mr. Liberty. Rand’s endorsement of Romney is the fulfillment of that promise, nothing more, and certainly not a compromise on principle. His votes should bear this out. (Romney stands to gain nothing from this endorsement, although he might like to think otherwise.)

    As to some of Rand’s foreign policy stances, can’t argue with you, I have the same concerns with Rand in this area. One thing I’m watching: Rand has said many times that the US Constitution demands a Declaration of War by the Congress… With the current neocon push to expand military action to Iran and Syria, the truth of his words could be tested very soon.

    Peace. Keep up the good work!

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    • You are correct that Rand said he would endorse the party’s nominee for awhile now, it was my fault for not picking up on it at the time. It still managed to catch a lot of people off guard, but as you mentioned he is simply following through what he said he would already do. Part of the kicker is the fact that Ron is still technically in the running and going forward to the convention. Maybe the endorsement was strategic for the convention, but I believe any good that comes of it will be unsustainable and not worth the hassle of jeopardizing support in the liberty movement.

      Thanks for your comment!

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