So, Sen. Rand Paul announced in Louisville earlier today that he was throwing his hat into the ring for the Presidency of the United States. Hooray, or should I say instead, whoopty shit. Not overly impressed with Sen. Paul being willing to take potshots at his own party along with Democrats in making his announcement. He can shout about big government all he wants, but at the same time, Sen. Paul is still just party-line enough to remain a cog in that big government wheel.
Despite the party line stances and positions, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Rick Perry, and every other GOP headliner are not political outsiders, no matter how thick they want to coat their speeches with that rhetoric.
Then again, Sen. Paul can shout about whatever he wants, because conventional wisdom says he will remain in the race just long enough to test the waters of both public opinion and fundraising, before retreating to the safety of his Senate seat around the time the filing deadline for his reelection bid comes up. In other words, the speeches may be lofty, but he'll wind up doubling down on the safe bet after a few hands at the big table.
Welcome to the campaign for Thomas Keister, American Marijuana Party Candidate for President.
Write-in Candidate in 10 states, representing 71 Electoral Votes