I personally am a big fan of suits. They are functional and most people look good in them. A well tailored suit is about as comfortable as one can get. I like a nice tie and wear cuff links when the occasion warrants. Saying that I have no problem if a presidential candidate, at a forum in Las Vegas of all places chooses not to wear a tie and also chooses to wear jeans.
That’s what Rand did at a recent event, and some of the old boys at the forum didn’t much care for it. As the below article reports many of the Republican silverbacks are much more comfortable with a “Romney type.”
That’s a huge problem if the GOP actually wants to win the presidency.
For the bankers the main issue is who will keep the current implied bailout regime in place? Who will let the Federal Reserve do what it does without criticism? Who will keep the light from shining on them? Who won’t question the current system of debt piled on debt piled on debt. Who will happily do The Street’s bidding?
Hey Hillary, you’re “pragmatic.” You look pretty good. Here’s $100 million. Now go knock em’ dead.
Politics continues to get more and more interesting. Things are changing in a big way.
It’s not all driven by Rand Paul. Technology (and social media specifically) has a lot to do with it. The economy sputtering does too. And of course the general war fatigue.
But Rand is articulating a message which reflects where many Americans are right now, in a way that I’ve never seen in my lifetime.
Let’s not forget the establishment Republicans who don’t like him either.
I actually don’t know that for a fact, but anything short of rotten tomatoes probably constitutes a warm reception for a Republican in Berkeley. Actually Rand’s dad was received pretty well but that was after he had bowed out of the presidential race I believe. Regardless the most conservative/libertarian Republican in the Senate for 50 years was welcomed heartily.
Our Attorney General says this if things were sketchy enough a drone strike on American soil against a US citizen could be warranted. That whole due process thing? And the military not operating within the country? C’mon. Those ideas are so 20th century. You do know we have the NDAA right?
The GOP primaries have been a disaster. The process is opaque, confusing, and in some cases we don’t even know what really happened. It’s disappointing that it’s gotten to this.