Kentucky senatorial candidate Rand Paul said Tuesday he’s planning a campaign staff shake-up a week after a round of interviews in which he dismayed fellow Republicans by discussing his views on racial segregation.
Campaign manager David Adams, who had been a Republican blogger in Nicholasville before joining up, will remain though perhaps in a different role, Paul said.
The comedy tour continues.
UPDATE: I find the politics of personal responsibility to be a bit lacking here. Rand’s will be an interesting race to watch over the summer. He is running for Jim Bunning’s old seat….
During his reelection bid, controversy erupted when Bunning described Mongiardo as looking “like one of Saddam Hussein‘s sons.” Public pressure compelled him to apologize. Bunning was also criticized for his use of a teleprompter during a televised debate with Mongiardo where Bunning participated via satellite link, refusing to appear in person. Bunning was further criticized for making an unsubstantiated claim that his wife had been attacked by Mongiardo’s supporters, and for calling Mongiardo “limp wristed”. Bunning’s mental health was also questioned during the campaign.
In October, 2004 Bunning told reporters “Let me explain something: I don’t watch the national news, and I don’t read the paper. I haven’t done that for the last six weeks. I watch Fox News to get my information.”
…so…yea…even Ayn Rand Paul would be an *improvement*, if you can believe it.