Looks like Rand Paul doesn’t take rejection very well.
Having been informed that he does not meet the polling criteria necessary to be invited to the so-called main debate state, Paul is now saying that he will refuse to take part in the debate at all if he is relegated to the undercard debate. Here he is on CNN Sunday:
Thursday evening’s GOP debate will take place in South Carolina, and the candidates who will participate are Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, and John Kasich. Paul went on the Sunday shows and whined the same line again and again:
It’s a mistake because the thing is we actually have been in the top five or six in most of the recent polls. In fact, last week in a national poll we were just one point out of fourth place. So I think it’s a mistake to try to exclude me from the national debate.
But those are the rules, Senator. Aren’t Republicans supposed to be big on making everyone play by the rules and obey the laws no matter how they feel about them? Seems we’ve often heard 2016 candidates–including Rand Paul–say that President Obama just makes the rules up as he goes along, and yet now the Kentucky Senator has gone and gotten his feelings hurt because he realizes his bid for the White House is slipping away in truly pathetic fashion.
Paul is so desperate that he’s taken to social media so he can repost things that his supporters have said about him. As if that’s going to change his lagging numbers in the polls. Take a look at this:
And then he decided to release a press statement in the unrealistic hope that someone–anyone!–might notice and show him a little sympathy:
When neither of those approaches worked, Paul decided he could at least try to raise a few campaign bucks off his plight:
Face facts, Rand: You’re washed up as a candidate. You had some mighty big dreams, but they’re in shambles now. Time to pick up the pieces and go on back to Kentucky. Maybe they’ll still have you.
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