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Sen. Rand Paul entered the GOP Primary with high hopes. He was the candidate who could represent the rising libertarian-ish wing of the party; those people skeptical of government in taxes and spending, but also in foreign intervention and the excesses of our criminal justice system. He would attract the sizable remnant of Ron Paul’s presidential campaigns, but wouldn’t be saddled with dad’s kooky baggage.
Rand would appeal to the budget-cutters in the Tea Party as well as the young, disaffected, and apolitical. He would even reach out to inner city communities and minorities who had long been written off by the GOP establishment as unreachable.
Alas, what could have been. Instead, here is an official ad that his official campaign just released. Officially.
The video appears to have been created with a type-to-text animation program, similar to Xtranormal. This explains the stilted language and odd pronunciations: “Where does the Ted Cruzz get his money … The Goldmain Sachs … we need to Audit the Ted.”
In a message ostensibly pushing libertarian arguments on monetary policy, Rand levels Bernie Sanders style accusations about campaign finance and capitalist perfidy. Considering the 2.3 percent he’s pulling in the polls, numbers so low he was left out of the GOP main debate, it might be time for Rand to close up shop and audit the campaign that produced this dismal ad.