Unlike Trump, Rand Paul Actually Made Some Sensible Points During the Debate
The Kentucky senator cut through the “childish, silly back-and-forth” to present reasonable alternatives on foreign policy, drug reform, and mass incarceration.
By John Nichols
Donald Trump does not like Rand Paul.
In the weirdest non sequitur of a often-incoherent second Republican presidential debate, the billionaire front-runner for the party nomination declared, “Rand Paul shouldn’t even be on this stage. He’s number 11. He’s got 1 percent in the polls. There’s too many people onstage already.”
As he has been on so many points, Trump was entirely wrong on this one.
Paul distinguished himself with coherent questioning of mass incarceration,