Thursday, October 15, 2015

Rand Paul Aide: "CNBC can go f--- themselves.”

There is a major brouhaha over the terms of the upcoming Republican presidential debate on CNBC.

Members of the Trump campaign, for example, have threatened that Donald Trump will not appear unless changes are made in the debate format, in particular, a reversal of CNBC's desire not to have opening and closing statements and a cut down in the debate from 3 hours to 2 hours,

The most eloquent comment to Politico on the current CNBC rules came from a top Rand Paul aide:
Chris LaCivita, an aide to Rand Paul, chimed in: “If we don’t have opening and closing statements, CNBC can go f--- themselves.”
BTW, friends tell me that the fact that LaCivitia is speaking as a spokesman for Rand in the first place, suggests that Mike Rothfeld and his group has lost influence with Rand and that Rand is bringing on more establishment type aides.

There is also gossip that Rothfeld and LaCaivita do not like each other on a personal level.


1 comment:

  1. I'm guessing that Rand's aide's statement was a joke, not a serious one. In the story, he said that after Cruz' guy mentioned openings and closings. To me it seemed like he was half mocking people throwing out seemingly random demands.