Rand Paul, hospitalized with 5 or 6 broken ribs and a lung injury, still supports Roy Moore’s senate candidacy – at least as of this moment.
He’s the only Republican left. Ted Cruz withdrew his support yesterday.
The hit job on Moore – timed perfectly so that, barring an unconventional legal ruling there is no way to replace him on the ballot – has worked like a charm. No way for him to disprove any accusation, and no way he comes out looking like anything but a pervert.
There is good news, though, both for the public in general and Republicans in particular.
For the public in general, our good news is that the person being nailed this way is Roy Moore – whose positions, especially on social issues, and commitment to foisting them on every one else, are sickening. Personally, I could never have supported such a person, and will be both happy and relieved if he never sets foot in the senate.
For Republicans, it is that, by turning away from Moore en masse, they have very publicly taken the high ground on sexual impropriety. So, for example, when they attack Democrats for looking the other way regarding Bill Clinton’s dramatically more egregious sexual behavior and Hillary Clinton’s enablement of it, they come across as not just playing politics, because they do the same when it’s their own.
And doesn’t that go for the allegations against Robert Menendez? Or the numerous touchy-feely episodes involving Joe Biden? Or any other Democrat who may have done something as innocuous as signing a high schooler’s autograph book? Democrats, no doubt gleeful over the Moore mess, might want to consider the possibility that they have created a classic “be careful of what you wish for, you just might get it” event.
Let me again say that I think the way Roy Moore has been taken down stinks. We still to this minute do not know for certain that he has done a thing wrong with any of these women – all of whom magically, mystically materialized at just the right moment for Democrats.
But let me also say that while no one should be taken down unfairly, if it’s going to happen to anyone, let it happen to someone like Roy Moore.