Rand Paul Will Make You Think About The GOP
Rand Paul is not your typical Republican, and many within the GOP resent that. Before dismissing his candidacy, the GOP should remember they aren’t that popular. The 2014 midterms were about Democrats running away from Obama similar to Republicans demotivating their own base by making them virtually indistinguishable from their Obama opposing opponents. It was certainly not a vote for Republicans.
Minority outreach has been lacking for a long time within the GOP since Jack Kemp. Rand Paul is trying to change that (speaking at Howard University for example). Reaching non-traditionally Republican voting blocs is going to be crucial if the GOP is to survive. There is no reason why Republicans should accept a foregone conclusion that blacks and Hispanics will vote for Democrats. The key is talking to minority groups, not at them and Paul’s efforts should be commended.
Wall Street? Nope
Wall Street has indicated they will back Hillary over either Rand Paul or Ted Cruz. What scares them is that neither Rand Paul nor Ted Cruz will support another TARP-type bailout if the banks screw up again. For many Wall Street financiers, this is personal. Without a TARP bailout, they may end up personally millions of dollars in debt Paul has even adopted Kemp’s old tax-enterprise zone idea as the conservative alternative to bailouts.
Events change and positions must change with them. Rand had a lot of his fathers influences early on and I believe after serving as Senator and gaining first hand experience of the world, he shifted to a more realistic stance as it applies today, and left his father’s ideas in the closet. Paul, similar to Jack Kemp on other is opposed to nation building and reckless monetary policies (wants to audit the Fed).
Emphasizing the trifecta of school choice, economic opportunity, and criminal justice reform is the winning formula that Paul will try to capitalize on. If Hillary does not get the nomination, I will be supporting Rand Paul for President.