The head of a super PAC supporting Rand Paul's candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination is calling it quits.
PurplePAC leader Ed Crane says the Rand Paul campaign is a "futile crusade."
Crane, a co-founder of the libertarian think tank Cato Institute, told the site: “I wasn’t going to raise money to spend on a futile crusade. ... I don’t see the point in it right now.” [...]
“I want to grab Rand by the lapels and say, ‘What are you doing?’” Crane continued. “I’m a big fan of Rand Paul. But whatever motivates his campaign, I don’t get it.”
He's not wrong.
We always knew Rand Paul will never become president or even the GOP nominee, but what makes this especially amusing to me is Rand is flushing $500,000 down the toilet so he may continue to run for president and reelection as a senator at the same time.
Rand Paul will pay the Republican party of Kentucky $500,000 to hold a presidential caucus rather than a presidential primary, enabling him to appear on the Kentucky ballot as a senator while running for president.
Rand has already paid $250,000 of the $500,000 fee, the latter half of which is due by March of next year. Rand will have long ceased to be a relevant candidate by that time, however, and some may say he has already become irrelevant. He may not even be included in the next primary debate.
You couldn't overstate how big of a waste of money it is for Rand to run for both offices at once.