Sunday, February 1, 2015

Is Rand Paul Too Snarky?

Another Jennifer Rubin swipe at Rand:
 [Now that Romney is out] Bush does become the odds-on favorite for the “establishment” candidate, but that does not make him necessarily the favorite to win the nomination. With Romney stepping aside and Bush’s money operation in high gear, Bush now needs to attend to his message, retail politicking and self-definition. He cannot let his opponents define him, nor let voters and the media come to accept a false narrative that he is a squishy moderate. Neither can he engage marginal candidates like Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) who can only grab a news cycle by attacking him with personal slurs and sophomoric stunts. (Commenting on Paul’s fake phone call idea, The Post noted, “The question for Paul, is why? Why bother? Why the snark? Especially over having a name that’s famous in presidential politics? Someone at Paul’s political action committee thought this was a good idea. Perhaps it would go viral. Perhaps the youngsters on the Twitter would love it. Maybe it would make Paul seem hip. But the pursuit of cool never ends well.”)

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