Opinion by Greg Chamberlain
I knew it when Rand Paul so graciously accepted Sarah Palin's endorsement when he was running for Senate. Always thought he should have said "Thank You, but just because you endorsed me, doesn't mean I endorse your policies.... but thank you for coming a bit more over to my side." But, he didn't do that. He kissed the NeoConservate ring. As far as I was concerned, that single event was the beginning of watering down the so called "Tea Party" movement. The Tea Party had been officially hijacked by the NeoCons with the help of Rand Paul from that point on.
Well, Rand Paul is at it again. He just endorsed Mitt Romney, the man who has no problem continuing the so called "War on Terror" which is a "War OF Terror" against so many people who should not be considered our enemy, but are. When Rand explained why he was supporting Mitt, he conveniently left out one key aspect of Mitt Romney's platform that is most important. It is so obviously clear to anyone who listens to Mitt Romney speak on his stand with supposed U.S. allies and faux democracies in the Middle East, that these U.S. led Wars of Terror are going to continue. Military Industrial spending is going to continue to drain our treasury and economy, more than any other expenditure.
Anyway, Rand Paul was never and is not my kind of politician. He puts in foot in his mouth when he doesn't even have to. He is and has been looking to be relevent in the Republican Party, in my humble opinion, and probably will be. With that said, I am looking forward to changing parties. Ron Paul, the father of Rand Paul, IS my kind of politician, human being and pro peace hero. I was happy to leave the Reform Party and join the Republican Party to support Ron Paul when he ran for President in 2008. I still admire the way he seeks to influence those in Congress with his Freedom Principals. Unfortunately, "Like Father Like Son" does not apply here, in my opinion.
It feels like Rand Paul is shooting for a VP position or cabinet position. Good for him, but I can't stand this kind of opportunistic timing, claiming he is willing to go out on the road and support a Mitt Romney candidacy to support the party. With the exception of Ron Paul, the party stinks.