September 29, 2015

WHO KNEW IT WAS EVER ALIVE?:

Death watch for Rand Paul campaign (SAM YOUNGMAN, September 26, 2015, Herald-Leader)

Campaigning on Friday in New Hampshire, Paul continues to charge ahead with his struggling presidential campaign, but speculation is growing that he might be the next Republican candidate to drop out of the race.

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker have already folded, and Paul is one of the hot names in the parlor game of guessing who will exit next.

On Friday, the Washington Post and Politico devoted space to an early draft of Paul's presidential campaign obituary.

"Walker's departure from the race means that the senator from Kentucky is no longer the front-runner for the most disappointing campaign of 2016," the Post wrote. "So, congrats on that. But Paul appears to have dropped entirely off the radar of most Republican voters."

Politico's weekly poll of political insiders from early-voting states put Paul right behind Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and former New York Gov. George Pataki as the next to drop out, with 22 percent saying Paul would be next.

One unnamed New Hampshire Republican told the Beltway publication that Paul's "campaign (reeks) of the same stench of death that surrounded the Perry and Walker efforts before their demise."

The instructive thing is that this is America at peak Libertarian.  The First Way hasn't been viable for 80 years.

Posted by at September 29, 2015 6:30 PM
  

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