I posted earlier this month on Rand Paul and his efforts to secure the Kentucky Senate seat and I usually don’t follow up this quickly, but I have to post this interview with Glen Beck as it gives a great insight into the quality of the candidate. He is ahead in the polls and his fundraising seems to be going well given he set a target of $2 million and is standing at over $1.7 million now.
The strength of the popular backlash against government spending, especially the Tea Party movement is going to make 2010 a very bad year for a lot of incumbents and establishment politicians and a few more candidates like Rand will make a lot of difference to the shape of America in years to come:
This is another clip of a speech at Logan where he defines his objectives and explains the origins of the governments ability to thumb its nose at the constitution.
We could be seeing the beginnings of a new movement among the youth of America that may if successful turn the current political status quo on its head. It seems that the young adults of the country are starting to realize who will be picking up most of the tab for the excessive spending that is going on and are starting to feel betrayed by Obama and the Democrats. Libertarisn Republican has a post dealing with this.
Update: Public Policy Polling puts Paul ahead of Grayson by, 44% - 25%.