Rand Paul Hits Rock Bottom As 50 People Show Up For Rally In His Home State Of Kentucky

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Republican Senator and 2016 presidential candidate Rand Paul tried to lend his popularity to Kentucky gubernatorial candidate Matt Bevin, but the allure of the self-licensed ophthalmologist has faded. He couldn’t even draw a crowd larger than 50 in his home state of Kentucky.

Sam Youngman writing for Kentucky.com said that about 50 people came out Saturday morning to see Sen. Rand Paul rally for Republican gubernatorial candidate Matt Bevin.

Gathered in the basement of the Baptist Ministry Campus at Kentucky State University, the small crowd chanted “President Paul,” welcoming the senator and presidential candidate and listening as the two Republicans heaped praise on each other after an awkward week.

Despite the lackluster showing, Paul began his remarks by proclaiming “it is an exciting day to be a Republican in Kentucky.”
“We are going to win from top to bottom,” Paul said. “If we get everybody out, this is the year Kentucky becomes a Republican state.”

It’s not just his home state that lacks enthusiasm for the Republican Senator. Rand Paul is polling at less than 1% in North Carolina according to a recent PPP poll.

In fact, Paul runs about even with former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton in a hypothetical match up in Kentucky, according to a Bluegrass poll.

Paul puts it even more drastically, saying today at the rally,” In the last presidential poll in Kentucky, I was leading with 20 percent of the vote, which means that 80 percent of the vote or 80 percent of the people aren’t supporting me for president. But does that mean I don’t think they support me as their U.S. senator or don’t support me personally? No.”

On September 30th, The Journal-Courier reported, “Democrat Jack Conway still leads Republican Matt Bevin by 5 percentage points in the latest Bluegrass Poll as the gubernatorial candidates gear up for the final run before the Nov. 3 election.”

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) ran brutal ads against Matt Bevin in the Kentucky primary, accusing him of falsifying claims of ties to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology after the Hill busted Bevin for claims on his LinkedIn Page.

Bevin’s LinkedIn page as of Friday evening indicated he was an MIT graduate or graduate of an MIT-affiliated program but school officials say the three-week seminar he attended has no formal link to the school.

That’s what he gets for using LinkedIn.

The media loves them some Rand Paul because they think he is so popular with young men, but he can’t even draw a crowd larger than 50 people to a rally in his home state.

18 Replies to “Rand Paul Hits Rock Bottom As 50 People Show Up For Rally In His Home State Of Kentucky”

  1. I have been lambasted before for this but he is as successful as before and he will be the same next time. The man is ineluctable as POTUS.

  2. I still have not forgotten his last run, when his henchmen literally stomped on a woman, and Rand barely looked back. He’s a piece of crap, and KY would be better off if he just went away.

  3. It will be interesting to see which one throws the other under the bus first so as to blame the other for the bad showing. Ky seems to be the landing pad for slimy republicans looking for a political home. Paul never came off as being a very adept politician so he’ll just have to settle for being a Ky senator. Next up for Bevin will probably be a US house of representatives run.

  4. Perhaps he should have run for one office or the other instead of running for both President and Senator. Running for both certainly gives the appearance you’re not confident of your chances in either race.

  5. I’m thinking those 50 at his rally had a tail on them, like the flying castle guards in the Wizard of Oz.

  6. im so tired of all these politicians from both sides….#votepoet ( facebook.com/votepoet ) cuz seriously F those guys

  7. …I think folks are getting it through thier heads that the Koch Bros. are Libertarian, so Randy Boy’s getting tarred with the same brush…justifiably; look at Ron Paul…

  8. I was thinking more like a perennial candidate rather than an inescapable candidate. You know, more Harold Stassen than Henry Clay.

  9. It’s about time the people stood up to these politicians who do nothing but shoot off their mouths. They were elected to do a job. And they’re not doing it. If an average worker doesn’t do their job, they get fired. Time to fire these guys. One of the commenters said it’s both parties. I disagree. It’s not the Dems that been blocking everything for the last 7 years.

  10. Big D, I agree wholeheartedly. I get SO sick and tired of the “both sides do it” bullcrap.

    Only ONE political party has proven to be straight out of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” caliber, and that’s the GOP. I’m old enough to remember when the Republican party wasn’t completely repulsive, and it’s just a fact that the GOP has become what it currently represents: sheer and utter craziness.

    They are truly insane. There’s just no comparison to the Democratic party, when it comes to reason, common sense and intelligence. They are trying extremely hard to wreck our country, and it’s time to make them retire.

  11. Well Rand your turnout may have been greater if you weren’t a lying slime ball riding your daddies coat tail and playing his hat tricks taking your son to the whaling wall and having meetings in churches.

  12. ROFL. Let’s see if Aqua Buddha will bail him out this time. BTW, whatever happened to the third arrest of his worthless, arrogant spawn?

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