Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) is hard at work building his Presidential resume, and the recent unveiling of Mitt Romney as another possible candidate has made his job all the harder. Romney is a dangerous foe in the Republican primary because he has already built a following through his last Presidential run and because of the deep pockets of his friends. The danger he poses to the other likely candidates in the field means that they will take whatever opportunity they can find to knock the former Massachusetts Governor.
If they’re paying attention they’ll do it just like Rand Paul just did at Heritage Actions’ Conservative Policy Summit in Washington, D.C. When asked about another possible Romney run for the White House, this is what Senator Paul had to say.
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If he runs to the right of Jeb Bush, he’ll still be to the left of the rest of the party. So it may be a difficult spot to occupy. Look, I like Governor Romney, I like him personally, I think he’s a good person. I think he’s a great businessman, but, you know, that’s yesterday’s news. He’s tried twice. I don’t really think that there is a third time out there. I think he did a lot of things right, but in the end you have to have a bigger constituency, you have to get new people, you’ve got to attract new people to win and I think it’s just time that probably the party’s going to be looking for something fresh and new.
Senator Paul wasn’t alone in his sentiments as his fellow patriot from Texas, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) had similar sentiments when asked about another Romney run.
“There are some who believe that the path to Republican victory is to run to the mushy middle, is to blur distinctions. I think that recent history has shown us that’s not a path to success. It doesn’t work. It’s a failed electoral strategy.”
If it helps, I feel the same way as Senators Paul and Cruz. While Romney may be a good man and an even better businessman – he is simply more of the same from the GOP — a moderate establishment squish. Sadly, he doesn’t have the principles to attract conservative voters, nor does he have the fortitude to do serious battle with a serious Democrat Presidential candidate.
It’s time for new blood, and that means Mitt Romney (and Jeb Bush) are OUT.
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