Tried and largely failed.
I guess it’s a work in progress. Unfortunately, November is just a few months away. We have no time to lose in building an electoral coalition capable of winning the White House. Perhaps they’ll listen to Rep. Paul’s OWN SON, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky), who endorsed Mitt Romney last night on Sean Hannity’s Fox News program:
Romney reciprocated by rededicating himself to the cause of restoring constitutional limited government at the federal level:
I am honored to have earned the endorsement of Rand Paul. Senator Paul has been a leading voice in the effort to scale back the size and reach of government and promote liberty. Over the past three and a half years, President Obama has made government more and more of a presence in our lives, and Americans can’t afford four more years of the same failed policies. As President, I will reform the federal government and make it smaller, simpler, and smarter. I am grateful for Senator Paul’s support and look forward to working with him to get America back on the right track.”
This news comes on the heels of a Wednesday announcement from Ron Paul himself in which he acknowledged for the first time (are you listening, Paulbots?) that he WILL NOT win the nomination in Tampa, Florida this August.
So what say you, Paulbots? Will you finally agree to circle the wagon around Mitt and help us fire this President and his remainign allies in Congress? Or are you going to persist in your devotion to a campaign that both Paul men are ready to put behind them?
Allow me to submit, one last time, the fact that we agree on far more than we don’t. Every Republican running for president this cycle premised their respective campaigns on confronting the reality of a government that has far exceeded its constitutional bounds. What are those boundaries? Even the Framers didn’t entirely agree. The U.S. Constitution is, at its core, a compromise document. Those calculated ambiguities led to the Federalist v. Republican-Democrat battle royale at the beginning of our nation’s history and, not that much later down the road, a bloody civil war. But guess what? Hamilton and Jefferson would be united in their shock, horror and disdain for the worst excesses of the current regime.
Let’s debate the intricacies of the Federal Reserve after Obama is safely in the history books and not in a position where he can continue to ruin our lives, ruin our economy and trample upon our liberties. Okay?