The Fifth Paragraph is Demonstrably False

Alex Isenstadt has a story on the decline and fall of Rand Paul’s Presidential campaign. It’s actually a good read and reflects a lot of what I have encountered and heard. But the fifth paragraph is this:

Instead, he has been overshadowed by louder voices like Donald Trump’s and better-funded figures like Jeb Bush. His theory of the 2016 primary — that Republican voters would reward a candidate who promised fresh ideas and an unconventional approach — has not been borne out in reality.

The first sentence of that paragraph makes the second sentence false. The 2016 primary is rewarding a candidate with fresh ideas and an unconventional approach. It’s just that the candidate’s name is Donald Trump, not Rand Paul.

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