Thursday, February 4, 2016

Flashback on Rand Paul Accolades

Politico has catalogued some of the many instances in which media waxed poetic about how fascinating Sen. Rand Paul is, and how he would inevitably get the Republican nomination and then win the general election.

It's a good reminder of why it made sense for Paul to seek and RPK to agree to the caucus:

Take, for example, these comments -- not from Republican fans:

“Rand Paul will win the whole thing because he can win Iowa, New Hampshire, he can win South Carolina, and he's the only candidate you listed there that can win all three.” (Chris Matthews, Real Clear Politics, November 2, 2013)

“If the GOP want to defeat Clinton next fall, they should turn to the only Republican whose buzz rivals hers: Rand Paul.” (Brian O’Connor, the New Republic, April 13, 2015)

“If he announces, he’ll be considered a first-tier candidate.” (James Carville, Vogue, September 16, 2013)

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