Rand Paul needs to figure out how he’s going to present his ideas
Here is a mark of the damage Rand Paul unnecessarily caused himself by getting caught up in a long discussion with Rachel Maddow about the 1964 Civil Rights Act (and again I ask: why, immediately after winning the Republican Senate nomination, did he, in his first exposure in the national media, go on the show of a political enemy?). John at Powerline writes:
Rand Paul reportedly has canceled his scheduled appearance on Meet the Press Sunday morning. According to The Hill, this is only the third such cancellation in the show’s history; the others were Louis Farrakhan in 1996 and Saudi Prince Bandar in 2003.That last comment is unfair. A single gaffe does not make the son as bad as his obnoxious anti-American father. He just needs, as I said yesterday, to get his act together. Rand P. was born on January 7, 1963. One month earlier Bob Dylan recorded a famous song, the last line of which is: “I’ll know my song well before I start singing.” That’s counsel Rand P. needs to heed. Which he seems to be doing by withdrawing from Meet the Press.
A. Zarkov writes:
If Rand Paul wants to tangle with a hostile interviewer, he needs to do what lawyers do in court: learn how to sell your theory of the case, otherwise he needs to stay away from hostile forums. Now, being on the right, he has virtually nothing but hostile forums. Therefore he should stick to Fox News and talk radio until he learns how to sell himself. However this guy is an obvious lightweight and appears not to know any better. The Democrats will beat him over the head with the 1964 Civil Rights Act issue without let up. It’s possible he will never recover.LA replied:
I will repeat something I’ve said many times, which Jared Taylor first said to me in conversation in the early ’90s: “They will allow you to glance off the truth, but they won’t let you wrestle it to the ground.” O’Reilly, having glanced off the truth, was instinctively and automatically following the liberal dictate never to wrestle the truth to the ground, never to discredit liberalism definitively.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at May 22, 2010 05:08 PM | Send