Tuesday, March 24, 2015

WaPo Explains What the Cruz Presidential Entry Means for Rand

From WaPo. Pretty much in line with my report:
Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.) hopes to expand his unique base of libertarians and college students by picking up support from evangelicals — and Cruz is a particular threat. With his fire-and-brimstone oratory, the Texan presents a more vivid persona than the low-key Paul. The timing of Cruz’s announcement is a setback for Paul, who is planning to announce his own campaign in early April.
Like I said, Rand's war cry is going to get louder, to be heard over Cruz missiles.

WaPo continues:
 “Everybody is trying to split this liberty, social-conservative pie,” said Johnnie Moore, an author and high-profile young evangelical leader. “A lot of evangelicals in America are going to hold their cards close, behave in a very coy and smart way, and make all the candidates support their principles.”
But note well: It is, sadly, not the candidate that is the most libertarian, but the candidate that calls for the most pro-Israel, most aggressive overall pro-military stance that is going to attract the evangelicals.


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