Rand Paul for President -- The People's Hero, the Establishment's Nightmare -- What Will the GOP Do
May 20, 2010
WASHINGTON, (christiansunite.com) -- Rand Paul's victory over the GOP machine pick Trey Grayson is a stunning victory for grass roots Americans, and a stunning blow to the Republican establishment.
Dr. Paul's victory is a political nightmare for the GOP. They want the momentum, money, manpower and votes of the "Tea Party" activists and other angry voters. But they tremble over candidates who are actually principled when it comes to fiscal liberty, ending socialism in America, Christian Marriage, and outlawing all child killing by abortion.
This is a huge quagmire for them. If old line hacks like Newt Gingrich and Dick Armey - who are trying to co-opt the Tea Party for their old GOP buddies - speak against Paul, they will face an angry mob, and their influence in the Tea Party movement will be over.
If the national party "distances itself" from Paul, they will further enrage a base that is quickly becoming unruly and uncontrollable by party leaders. It will cause the base to withhold funds and man hours from the party apparatus.
If the GOP embraces Dr. Paul, his economic policies and true commitment to life and liberty show that the GOP is made of big government socialists, child-killers (who use "pro-life" words to seduce pro-life voters), slaves to corporate interests and foreign regimes, etc.
The GOP would be delighted to have Scott Brown of Massachusetts as their prototype for political superhero. He is a man without an ethical compass, who will happily put Party ahead of Principle when told to by party bosses.
Rand Paul, by contrast, is the real article; a man driven and guided by principle, not party loyalty. If Paul becomes the poster boy of the GOP rabble, those who rule the ivory tower will be look as foolish as the naked emperor. The will be seen as the phonies they are.
Finally, Paul is in the perfect state for victory. Obama is very unpopular; political activists are energized, and willing to sacrifice time and money; and the Democrats have neither the message or the man to stop the Paul Juggernaut.
Paul will win in November, with or without the GOP machinery and its blessing.
My hope is that he inherits the Ronald Reagan populist mantle, and proceeds to the White House. We should all remember that Ronald Reagan was disliked by the GOP establishment...yet he became the most popular president of the last 60 years. Run, Rand, run!