[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In a thinly-veiled shot at GOP establishment-backed hopeful Jeb Bush, as well as potential “moderate” entry Chris Christie, Rand Paul came out swinging against the RINO wing of the Republican Party during the official announcement of his 2016 presidential candidacy on Tuesday.
Paul, the second official candidate in the race following fellow Senator Ted Cruz’s announcement, urged the GOP to stay away from past mistakes of nominating squishy moderates.
[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]”If we nominate a candidate who is simply Democrat-lite, what’s the point?” Paul asked. “Why bother?!” he shouted.
The Republican Party has a long history of getting hoodwinked by the leftstream media and the political consultant class into nominating bland, unexciting candidates, who they are told will be the “most electable,” like “electable” Gerald Ford (who defeated Reagan in ’76, but lost to Jimmy Carter, the second worst president in our lifetimes.), Bob Dole (lost to Bill Clinton), and John McCain and Mitt Romney, who both lost to Barack Obama, the worst president in American history.
“We need to boldly proclaim our vision for America,” Paul continued. “We need to go boldly forth under the banner of liberty that clutches the Constitution in one hand and the Bill of Rights in the other,” he proclaimed.
h/t: Daily Caller