Originally Posted by Blart
McCain and Romney were both moderates (at least before and after their primaries) - I could see why Republicans would want to nominate a hard-core conservative.
I just don't see it as a winning strategy. Rand Paul would be annihilated in a general election, pick your gaffe: BP oil spill
, civil rights
, no abortion for rape victims, etc. It wouldn't be pretty.
This isn't 1980, it's not even 2004. The electorate is much different. Who would Rand Paul attract, aside from white men?
well geez... If Mother Jones doesn't endorse Rand Paul, what hope does he possily have?
I think you GREATLY underestimate Rand Paul's appeal across every demographic.