Anticlimax: an event, conclusion, statement, etc., that is far less important, powerful, or striking than expected; a descent in power, quality, dignity, etc.; a disappointing, weak, or inglorious conclusion.
The following can be placed in the “Duh” category:
(CNN)—Rand Paul, the libertarian-minded freshman senator who was once viewed as a formidable presidential contender, is suspending his White House bid on Wednesday, several sources close to Paul told CNN.
Rand Paul almost single-handedly destroyed the foundation his father built. Today’s news is old news to anyone who understood the energy behind Ron Paul’s successes – we knew this day was coming long ago.
"It's been an incredible honor to run a principled campaign for the White House," Paul said in the statement.
There was little principle in Rand’s campaign. This is why he is forced to drop out so soon. This campaign was dead before it started. I have written enough about it; I will only touch on only one thought that comes to mind from this recent news:
Indeed, as he heads into the New Hampshire primary, where his father Ron Paul won 23% of the vote in 2012, polls have found the younger Paul struggling to gain traction.
…[Rand] Paul had a hard time reestablishing his father's libertarian coalition because he had sought to broaden his appeal to more establishment-minded Republicans, hurting his credibility with some in his core base of supporters.
Where are all the pragmatic so-called libertarians who praised Rand for toning down Ron’s message, suggesting this was a sure way to broaden his appeal and breakout into the mainstream? Pathetic human beings, the only thing they accomplished was to drown out a movement toward liberty. They can be labeled as stupid…or successful.
Will Rand learn anything from this colossal waste of legacy? We will see. I am not sure it will matter. Ron was able to build the base because his history was clean – Ron could be trusted. Rand likely threw that goodwill away permanently – assuming he even cares…or is mentally capable to do anything about it.
Rand can do infinitely more as a senator than his father could as a congressman. Let’s see if he can figure out what to do with this – assuming he hasn’t also thrown away his senate seat in this folly.