… that neither his campaign
nor his official
makes any mention of his endorsement of Willard Romney
for the Republican presidential candidacy.
Unless my search of both sites overlooked something, there is not a
single bit of web space devoted to this announcement.
I don’t know about anyone else, but I would expect that a
Republican U.S. Senator from one of the reddest of the Red(neck) States would
sure as hell be wasting no time trumpeting an endorsement like the one that
Rand made last week. Why wouldn’t a GOP “team player” who believes in “party unity” be
going all out to show himself to be the ultimate party dogmatist at every
available opportunity? Isn’t that why he
did what he did?
What’s the matter, Rand?
Why the duck-and-cover? It’s not
as if your constituents in the Bluegrass State are going to argue with your
choice. Hell, isn’t that the reason you
endorsed Willard in the first place – because that’s who your constituents want
to see in the White House come next January?
That being the case, and given that you’ve made it clear that your sole
purpose in life is to get elected and stay elected, just like every other
Demopublican and Republicrat ever to proceed you (and probably most that will
follow you), why wouldn’t you proudly proclaim Willard as “your
Or could it just be, Rand, that you really know that
Willard, who has even fewer principles than you do and all the charisma of a dead
microphone, stands about as much chance of winning in November as a keg of beer
has of being drained at Mormon wedding?
Could it be that you already can’t look your father in the eye, that you
know you’re not fit to lick the soles of his shoes, let alone succeed him as
leader of a movement?
Maybe you realize already that you –how do I put this
delicately?—really fucked up, big time, and you just don’t know how to redeem
Maybe, to all three of the above rhetorical questions, but
Rand will probably never admit to any of it. He’s had a taste of Establishment political
cocaine and he’s now addicted to it. As
many of us have predicted, he is now headed at flank speed down the path to
irrelevance, especially after his beloved Willard goes down in humiliating
defeat in November, soon to become a distant memory like every other
presidential election loser.
All I can say is, congratulations, Kentucky: you have the
Senator you richly deserve.