Rand Paul Deserves to be in Tuesday’s CNN Debate.
By Lee Enochs
For the best government is the least amount of government
Washington (The Libertarian Shaman) Well, that was close. Due to a significant surge in his poll numbers in recent days, Senator Rand Paul made CNN’s prime-time debate this Tuesday night.
The stakes could not be any highter since this CNN debate is the final Republican presidential primary debate of 2015, a crucial event that could help shape the GOP primary season going forward as we head into the Iowa caucuses.
Of course, controverisial reality television show and hotel mogul Donald Trump is still the front-runner fot the Republican nomination by a very large margin and will be center stage at the CNN debate, flanked by retired neurosurgeon turned populist candidate Ben Carson, on Trump’s right and Texas Sen.Ted Cruz on his left.
The six remaining participants in the prime-time contest will be Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, businesswoman Carly Fiorina, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, who squeaked into the CNN debate at the last moment due to a suddent uptick in polling numbers.
I believe it is impotant that Senator Paul be included in this final Republican debate of 2015, because it is obvious that Rand Paul is a seminal and distinctive candidate with unique and innovative ideas that challenge traditional Republican establisment thinking on a whole host of current policies.
It is also clear that Senator Paul is also the most active legislator of any current Republican candidate running for President as evidenced by the fact that Paul has interjected himself in every significant policy debate in America by introducing cutting-edge legislation on a wide-variety of issues.
Paul’s constant activity in the upper house is a marked difference that the activities of Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz who have been all about absent from Senate proceedings while they run for President.
It is important that Rand Paul be in this CNN debate because he has tangible and substantial answers to the most important questions and challenges facing America today.