Oh boy. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) being an out-of-touch moron as usual. But he has the gall to declare the election to essentially over, and in favor of the GOP’s candidate, Mitt Romney.
The Daily Caller:
On Hugh Hewitt’s radio show on Wednesday, Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul said that as far as he was concerned, Mitt Romney was already the victor over incumbent Democratic President Barack Obama.
“You know, I think — I’m in the minority here, but I think the election is over,” said Paul, who was on to promote his new book “Government Bullies: How Everyday Americans Are Being Harassed, Abused, and Imprisoned by the Feds.”
“I think that Romney has already won,” Paul continued. “The people really are tired of the debt. They’re tired of irresponsible leadership. I think they’re tired of having 23 million people out of work. So, I think you’ll find — and this is my prediction, and of course, I could be wrong. I am fallible.”
From the 09.19.2012 edition of Salem Radio Network’s The Hugh Hewitt Show:
Hugh Hewitt: I’m talking with United States Senator Rand Paul. Senator Paul, the other big debate of the week is between Barack Obama on tape and Mitt Romney on tape, Barack Obama saying he’s in favor of redistribution in 1998, and Mitt Romney saying 47% of the people in the United States don’t pay income tax, and that he’s got to appeal to the 10-15% in the middle, because he can’t get the people that are dependent to vote for him. What do you make of those two tapes?
Rand Paul: Well, I think it illustrates the difference between their visions for the country. The President thinks that you grow the economy by increasing government employees, and Mitt Romney understands that putting more people in the wagon, and less people pulling the wagon, makes it harder for an economy to grow, and that there’s a difference between growing the private sector and the public sector. And this is a fundamental disconnect between the Democrats and the Republicans, is that Democrats truly believe that you can become wealthier as a country by employing more government workers. The problem is they don’t get it. I mean, you’ve got to pay for those workers through the private sector. You can have schools and roads, but only if business succeeds. But you don’t get more business success if you just build more roads and hire more government employees.
HH: And so as you assess the entire playing field seven weeks from the election, Senator Paul, how do you feel about Mitt Romney’s prospects? Or are you worried about having to weather a second term of Obama, which I can’t even really imagine?
RP: You know, I think I’m in the minority here, but I think the election is over. I think that Romney has already won. The people really are tired of the debt, they’re tired of irresponsible leadership. I think they’re tired of having 23 million people out of work. So I think you’ll find, and this is my prediction, and of course, I could be wrong. I am fallible. But you remember when Reagan just pulled away from Carter at the end? I think that’s what we’re going to see, is people coalesce and find that the country’s just not headed in the right direction with all this unemployment and economic stagnation, and that they want somebody who’s been in business, somebody who’s run successful businesses and created jobs. I think that’s the way it’s going to break down, simply on that issue, is which way do we take the country – with someone who likes American business, or someone who can’t wait to sort of punish, regulate and tax American business.
Dear Rand the Asshole, the election is NOT over until 11.06.2012 when the polls close. And as of now, the incumbent ticket of Obama/Biden has a 89.3% chance of winning the election if it were held today.
(cross-posted at Daily Kos)