Over the past 73 years, we here at the driftglass blog have had a lot of fun watching the Junior Senator from Kentucky run away from many things including Ayn Rand, history, civil rights, voting rights, science and his own father.
Sadly, the Running Man of Galt's Gulch has finally found the last thing away from which to run: his own, doomed campaign for president. From ABC News:
Rand Paul Suspends 2016 Presidential Campaign
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said today he is suspending his 2016 campaign for president.
"It's been an incredible honor to run a principled campaign for the White House," Paul said in a statement. "Today, I will end where I began, ready and willing to fight for the cause of liberty.
Paul finished fifth in Monday's Iowa caucuses with 4.5 percent of the vote, behind rivals Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, Marco Rubio and Ben Carson...
But this is not farewell. Now that we have established that neither openly crackpot ideas nor Dr. Seuss-inspired hair configurations are a barrier to making it into the Final Four in the Donald Trump Party, I'm sure we can look forward to Rand Paul making headlines running away from many new and exciting things during presidential campaigns yet to come.