Jack Conway went on Hardball this afternoon to keep up his Aqua Buddha fusillade and defend his attacks on Rand Paul. Watch the video here.
I didn’t think he was quite as prepped as he might have been. And he didn’t note one salient point: that Paul hasn’t denied that any of this stuff happened. But he stuck to his guns.
I would say this though; and I think it’s a point Matthews, who really went after Conway, missed. The ad hits Paul on a key and very valid point: he’s a fraud. A through and through fraud. He’s a longtime devotee of Ayn Rand and he’s passing himself off to Kentucky voters as a bible-believing “pro-life Christian.” As Jon Chait notes in a post otherwise lambasting the ad, nothing in Paul’s lengthy public record suggests that’s true.
Late Update: Extra bonus Aqua Buddha moment: Factcheck.org gives Aqua Buddha ad a thumbs up.
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