You may recall that Rand Paul has panned Donald Trump on numerous occasions, even going so far as to say a Trump presidency would be a catastrophe for the GOP and America, but it appears Rand son of Ron has had a change of heart.
Rand now says he'll vote for the great disaster Donald Trump.
When Paul was asked if he would support Trump as the nominee, he seemed hesitant, but said that he would.
"Yeah, I think it would have to happen," Paul said. "I think we are a long way from deciding who the nominee is. The reason I say I will support the nominee, when I won and beat the establishment, they all came around and supported me. That's the way party politics work. They group around the nominee."
I must have missed the part where Rand "beat the establishment" and "won," given that he is a polling asterisk who has been dropped from the next GOP debate lineup, but I digress.
Rand repeated himself several times by saying that we're a "long way" away from Trump winning Iowa, as if he's still in a state of denial, but we really aren't a long way away from that happening.
Voting for the 2016 Republican nomination will begin in a little over three weeks and Donald Trump has been the national frontrunner since last Summer. It's true that Trump's lead in the early state of Iowa is not enormous and he could lose the state at the last second, but he holds a more substantial lead in New Hampshire and massive leads in southern states such as South Carolina.
This race could be over very quickly if Trump wins the first three states and Rand Paul will be stuck supporting him.
I hasten to remind you that Trump very publicly humiliated Rand on national television during the first several GOP debates, but Rand will still vote for him.