Paul knows what is at stake as television networks like Fox Business News play king maker. The simple fact is that no one at the undercard debate is considered a serious candidate. Paul summed it up succinctly:
“It’s the kids table and at that table you’re not considered to be a competitor. . . Not considered to be having a chance.” (BuzzFeed)
To be sent to the second-tier, undercard debate is a death knell for a presidential campaign. What is more disturbing are the networks which ascribe essentially arbitrary requirements for making it to the first-tier debate. Paul, unlike the other victims in this race, is not going to take it lying down.
“I frankly just won’t be told by the media which tier I’m in, and we’re not willing to accept that, because we’re a first-tier campaign, and we’re in it to win it, and we won’t be told that we’re in a tier that can’t win.” (The Hill)
Early polling data is notoriously horrible at predicting primary results. For Paul’s part, he is staying on the campaign trail and continuing his work. His father, Ron, has joined him in pushing voters to show their presence and support early on while speaking at a recent rally and reminding voters why Paul’s nomination is so important:
“Rand is the only candidate with a sane foreign policy, the only one fighting for the entire Bill of Rights, and he is leading the fight against the Federal Reserve. He can do it if we step up to the plate and help him.” (The Hill)
The fight is far from finished and, in fact, just beginning. It is time the quiet, reasonable voters were heard. Conservatives, libertarians and independents alike who want to protect the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, our civil liberties and our economy – it is time we step up and be as vocal as radical elements in this primary. Because those voices lacking reason are already too loud and by the time the race for president commences, we’ll have lost our chance to provide a candidate worthy of the GOP’s support if we remain silent.
With Fox Business News threatening to place Paul in the undercard debate, Paul is fighting back. Do you think the networks have too much power? If so, let us know on Twitter. Also, follow Rand Paul news on Facebook.
Written by Mark Davis; Edited by staff
(Photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore, Flickr CC BY-SA 2.0)
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