Rand Paul's presidential campaign is for real and it will be interesting to see if the media gives him a fair shake. Why do I say that? History!
Rand Paul's politics are not exactly the same as his famous father, Dr. Ron Paul. But if they treat him and his presidential run like they treated his father, it will be patently unfair. They not only ridiculed and marginalized Dr. Ron Paul, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, they gave their listeners very few opportunities to know what the man was selling.
What he was selling was not necessarily the same thing the media attacks. Many would say Dr. Paul was more conservative than his friend Ronald Reagan. But the fact of the matter is that some of what he was selling and the media was dogging are political positions that have become popular in the last few years.
Rather than report the news, they prevented their viewers from hearing it. Maybe they will do better with Rand. We will soon see.
Regardless, the following is an article to make sure those in my reach know Rand just scored big on his latest political play. Before I post it, let me say I am leaning toward Ted Cruz. But Paul has become a candidate I could easily get excited about if he were our nominee and we should be vigilante to help make sure all those who mistreat our candidates are identified and get their just rewards - Fox news included.
Here is the report:
Steve Munisteri will join the Kentucky senator’s team in March after leaving his post as head of the Texas GOP,
Snagging Munisteri is a victory for Paul over two other likely 2016 hopefuls from the Lone Star State — Sen. Ted Cruz and former Gov. Rick Perry.
“I’ve known the senator for 33 years and what I’m most impressed with about him is his commitment to expand the party’s reach,” Munisteri told the Journal. “Our party cannot be successful, we cannot retake the White House if we do not do a better job of reaching out. Senator Paul has had that message since he’s been in office.”
Paul, who has made major overtures to young people and minorities, told an audience in Houston last year that Texas was at risk of becoming a Democratic state if the GOP didn’t become “a more welcoming party.”
Paul spent most of his childhood in Texas and attended Baylor University in Waco, where he was a member of the Young Conservatives of Texas group, founded by Munisteri. His father, Ron, represented Texas’s 22nd and 14th districts in Congress.
The senator announced earlier this month that he would be opening up an office in Austin in the spring or early summer.
Munisteri, 57, has served as chairman of the Texas GOP since 2010, during which time the state party has raised about $22 million. He has worked on presidential campaigns in several early nominating states, including Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, according to the Texas GOP website.