Things are starting to get interesting…
Senator Rand Paul has an op-ed in the Des Moines Register today. He doesn’t mince words when it comes to the state of the race. (Apparently he’s got a favorite candidate – a certain Congressman from Texas.)
He touches on Mitt Romney before moving on to Newt Gingrich:
I believe Romney’s candidacy is well-established. He’s a moderate, northeastern, don’t-rock-the-boat Republican, and I think everyone in the party clearly understands that.
But what worries me is that the voters are being sold a bill of goods in Gingrich.
Gingrich began his career as a Rockefeller Republican from the liberal wing of the party. And though he has often spoken and occasionally acted like he left that wing, it is clear from his flip-flops and multiple “apologies” that his heart is still there.
(That’s just the beginning.)
After offering up a laundry list of issues, Senator Paul concludes:
This list could go on. So I will conclude by saying two things: Gingrich is not from the tea party. He is not even a conservative.
He is part of the Washington establishment I was sent to fight. He has been wrong on many of the major issues of the day, and he has taken money from those who helped cause the housing crisis and create millions of foreclosures.
Just over three weeks from caucus night, and we’re just getting started.