It would appear that the special interest crowd—which in recent elections financed Newt Gingrich and John McCain’s neocon-charged and failed presidential bids—are out to get Rand Paul. I expect the Senator to make it clear to Americans that he has no interest in support from the War Dogs. Rand Paul has come out repeatedly against foreign intervention. George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were both against foreign entanglements and clearly warned Americans against such adventurism.
As a libertarian, Rand Paul has also come out strongly against big government. George Bush, John McCain, Mitt Romney, John Boehner and other classic Republican big-government interventionists are opposed to how Rand Paul sees the world and are attempting to marginalize Paul’s views. Perhaps these gentleman need to look at the political earthquake that recently rocked the socialists’ boat in France. Big government Francois Hollande got whipped hard, while far-right Marine Le Pen’s Front National (FN) made historic gains. The French people are fed up with the sorry state of two-party government, especially the type of government foisted upon them by the Hollande-led socialists.
As the entrenched politicians are about to find out, Americans, also fed up, are apt to find Rand Paul’s small government, anti-intervention strategy compelling. The Paul forces can easily overcome massive anti-Paul funding and media management by the War Dogs. Today’s Internet-based, social-media-centric era offers Rand Paul and others campaign options not previously available. Here you read all about GOP Hawks Prepare for War-Against Rand Paul.
According to several donors at the Republican Jewish Coalition conference held in Las Vegas last weekend, the billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson is prepared to fund a campaign against Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) if he picks up increased support during his widely anticipated presidential run in 2016.
Several prominent GOP donors at the conference suggested that Adelson, who spent more than $100 million backing Newt Gingrich and Romney in 2012, is likely to spend vast sums against Paul if he appears to be well positioned in the Republican primaries. Adelson’s spending is largely motivated by his strong concern for Israel, and Paul’s positions may well put a target on his back.
According to TIME, one unnamed former Mitt Romney bundler said it was “scary” that Paul could win the Iowa caucus and the New Hampshire primary.