Thursday, May 27, 2010

Rand Paul to Face kentucky Libertarian Party Challenger?

by the Left Coast Rebel

Rand Paul, not libertarian enough? Perhaps so for some Kentucky libertarians, (AP/WaPo):

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- A week after a come-from-behind victory over the GOP's establishment candidate in a Kentucky Senate primary, Rand Paul is facing a possible challenge by the Libertarian Party and is shaking up his staff after comments he made about racial segregation caused a firestorm.

Despite his pedigree as the son of former Libertarian presidential candidate Ron Paul, Libertarian Vice Chairman Joshua Koch said Rand Paul has betrayed the party's values with stands he's taken, and they were considering finding a candidate to run for the seat.

It was a startling development that could play a role in shaping the outcome of the race in November by siphoning votes from Paul to the benefit of his Democratic opponent, Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway.
AllahaPundit shares his two cents:
Here’s a good way for libertarians to prove they’re serious political actors: Mount a third-party challenge to their best shot at a Senate seat in ages because he — Ron Paul’s son — isn’t quite 99 and 44/100 percent pure.
I tend to agree with AllahPundit. Many in the libertarian party seem to be convinced that irrelevancy is the only option electorally.

Also, this is totally off topic but check out this Texas Paulista bumper sticker plastered car:

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2 comments:

  1. I hope they don't. Splitting the vote would be handing over that seat to a Democrat. And Rand Paul not libertarian enough? Now that's just silly.

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  2. TKZ - You make a good point. I just wish Rand had handled the situation with greater confidence and certainty of conviction.

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