By the Left Coast Rebel
Is it possible that some kind of Ron Paul campaign/Romney campaign deal was brokered to give Rand Paul the convention speaking slot in lieu of Ron Paul?
(CNN) The former Pennsylvania senator is one of four Republicans including former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, who will be announced Tuesday as primetime convention speakers. They join seven others who Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus announced Monday would address the convention.
Could it be that Republican king makers view Rand as the far-more-presentable alternative to his father to "mainstream" conservative Republican voters? I hope so, because I think Rand has just as much of an ability to take the GOP to the woodshed for its big-government ways as his father does but perhaps in a slightly less acerbic way. Let's hope Rand Paul's speech not only paves the way for the Tea Party/libertarian wing of the GOP but also points out the monumental fiscal conservative failures and dismal record of the Republican party.
I'll be tuning in just to hear his speech but will be hitting frantically rushing to locate the mute button when Rick Santorum hits the stage (yikes).
Go Rand, go!