Don't miss the recent story in The Hill
in which Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) apologized to Senate Democrats for
actions by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) that obstructed Senate consideration
of the National Defense Authorization Act. McCain said (correctly) that
Paul's action give credence to Democrats who argue for filibuster
reform. On another matter, a former aide to Ron Paul criticized
Rand Paul over his stand on Iran sanctions. Barely a day goes by without
Rand Paul doing something that makes him look more like a radio talk
show host than a United States senator. Let’s cut to the
chase. Congressman Paul devoted a generation of hard work and deep
thought to achieve a well-deserved reputation while Sen. Paul is the
kind of shoot-from-the-hip politician who should not even think of
running for president.
Republicans have enough problems without having presidential candidates such as Rand Paul who are clearly not ready for prime time, who are show horses intent on winning publicity and raising campaign money from extremist donors, and who are not credible voices for Republicans, libertarians or conservatives.
The Rand Paul show is a very bad act that is already becoming tired and boring. He should not be running for president, and if his bad act continues he will find voters just turning off his show and tuning out his voice.