For Paul, Offense Is the Preferred Defense
KY Sen. Rand Paul gave an unprecedented second response to the State of the Union address. In the modern political era, the party not in control of the White House responds to the President's speech. FL Sen. Marco Rubio gave the "official" GOP response. That was generally the end of things. Paul's speech, however, shows that we need a voice beyond the two traditional parties.
Rubio devoted large tracts of his speech defending the GOP against attacks from Obama and the Democrats. He was obsessed establishing the fact that the the GOP is not the party of the wealthy. He tried to turn-away every charge made by Obama and the Democrats. Paul took a different tact and made a full-throated defense of freedom.
Rubio's message was important, to an extent. Paul's message, however, was inspiring.
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