With Senator Jim Bunning (R) retiring after this present term, the Republican primary and general election in Kentucky should be quite interesting. With the Secretary of State, Trey Grayson and the son of Congressman Ron Paul, Dr. Rand Paul going at it for the Republican nomination, not only will the Republican candidate be selected, but the Republican party could once again be defined.
Republican party defined - Conservatism or Libertarianism.
While the major election in Kentucky will be the 2010 general election for this United States Senate seat, the election that could have the most impact on the future of the Republican party, will be when Grayson and Paul battle during the Republican primary. The primary will pit a down the line Conservative Republican elected official against a Libertarian who has no experience, and opposes the War in Iraq.
Paul apparently supports the War in Afghanistan, however, he opposes the War in Iraq, opposes the Patriot Act which has successfully saved lives in this Nation, opposes warrant less searches which have been vital towards National security at home, and he apparently opposes all measures we have taken to fight the terrorists at home.
While one could write off his opposition to the War in Iraq, which I will never do, would Dr.Paul oppose launching an attack against Iran? Would he oppose joining with our Israeli allies and attacking Iran's nuclear program, which is a threat to both Israel and America. Would Dr.Paul oppose Military action against North Korea?
Will we support a Conservative who supports the wars, and the measures needed to fight these wars, or will we support a Libertarian who opposes a crucial front in our war on terrorism, and supports removing the measures which have made America safer over the past eight years.
That is the question that needs to be answered, because Libertarians who oppose National security already have a place, that place is not the Republican party or the United States Senate.
While Grayson has run a clean campaign against Paul, Paul's supporters have launched a deceptive website being used to slander Mr.Grayson's campaign. The website even makes issue with the fact Mr.Grayson attended Harvard University, that Republicans who happened to support the banker bailout held a fundraiser for Mr.Grayson's campaign, and makes issue of the fact Mr.Grayson supports fighting the war on terrorism with all possible resources.
I thought Libertarians we're suppose to support those who are successful and wealthy, then how come they attack Mr.Grayson because his father was successful and wealthy, and because Mr.Grayson attended Harvard University? Since when has the above mentioned become a bad thing for any American?
Also, the slandersite includes this little tidbit about health care, " Trey Grayson will fix the heck out of the health care industry. You just wait and see!", guessing from the fact Mr.Grayson has a full page dedicated to health care on his campaign website, which includes support for Tort reform, companies competing on a nationwide basis, and more consumer choice & freedom, Mr.Paul's backers are suffering from denial.
Conservatism or Libertarianism?
Will we support a Conservative who believes in the principles of National security, or will we support a Libertarian who believes in the policies of what led to the terrorist attacks, which was inadequate security, failure to recognize the enemy, and burying your head in the sand while the enemy prepares to attack.
Perhaps it me, however, I will support the Conservative.
Trey Grayson for United States Senate - www.treygrayson.com
Trey Grayson on health care - http://www.treygrayson.com/issues/health-care
Slandersite against Grayson by Paulites - www.treygraysonforsenate.com
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