Paul has maintained his lead in the race for the Kentucky Senate
seat over political rival Jack Conway, despite Conway's attempts
to smear him in campaign ads and corporate media
hit pieces that continue to promulgate rumours and outright
lies about the libertarian candidate.
A new Mason-Dixon
poll, conducted earlier this week following the
release of Conway's widely criticized ad, finds that Paul has
held onto a five point lead, 48-43, over Conway.
This lead is all the more impressive given that
registered Democrats outnumber Republicans in Kentucky by 1.62
million to 1.07 million.
The poll reveals that Paul has so far attracted
the support of nearly one-fourth of Democrats.
The race remains close, however, given that 9%
of Kentucky voters declared themselves to still be undecided.
With less than two weeks until polling day, the
mainstream media has amplified it's attacks on the anti-establishment
Today, Rolling Stone writer Matt Taibbi has penned
a piece that on the surface suggests Paul was involved
with individuals during his college years that published articles
in newsletters containing racist comments and a joke "about
a chimpanzee giving birth to a 'negroid' baby".
Taibbi clearly wasn't concerned that the truth
gets in the way of such very serious but utterly baseless allegations.
He even admits towards the end of the piece, "Paul's name
isn't on any of these articles".
Nevertheless, given the severity of these accusations,
Rand Paul may be forced into once again having to publicly deny
Such tired accusations mirror exactly those leveled
against Rand Paul's father, Ron Paul, during his presidential
campaign in 2007 and 2008 as the media attempted
to tie him to right wing newsletters that in reality
he had no connection to whatsoever.
Not able to verify any of the ridiculous accusations
made against Rand Paul, Taibbi's extremely professional journalistic
conclusion is that in his esteemed opinion the Kentucky candidate
"just seems like an overgrown adolescent and a dick."
Talk about the pot calling the kettle black! Earlier
within the same piece Taibbi states that personally he would
have no problem mocking Christians anyway, before then resorting
to pathetic name calling as his story collapses into worthless
smear and conjecture.
Jack Conway has refused
to backtrack on the claims made in his campaign
ads, despite widespread
condemnation from political analysts and his own
Democratic colleagues, even those based in Kentucky who feel
that the affair could directly harm their own chances on election
At a press conference held yesterday in Bowling
Green, Rand Paul's wife expressed her shock at the personal
attacks that have been leveled at her husband, calling them
"a desperate, shameful attack on our family."
"I am truly shocked by Conway's ads questioning
Rand's character and his faith based on nothing more than anonymous
accusations from nearly three decades ago," Kelley Paul
said, adding "Rand would never try to smear an opponent
with baseless, anonymous gossip from their teenage years.”
"Jack Conway has a family too, and while
I'm sure he isn't thinking about it right now, these personal
attacks hurt people's families,” she added, before Paul
campaign manager Jesse Benton addressed the media, describing
the smear attacks as "false or distorted beyond recognition
gossip and hearsay".
Watch videos of the press conference:
Rand Paul himself today noted that he will make
a decision tomorrow on whether to boycott the final debate scheduled
between himself and Conway.
Photo attribution: Gage Skidmore
Steve Watson is the London based writer
and editor at Alex Jones' Infowars.net,
and regular contributor to Prisonplanet.com. He has a Masters
Degree in International Relations from the School of Politics
at The University of Nottingham in England.