Because Rand Paul wants it more…
I’m sure you’ve all seen the recent poll: Rand Paul 38, Trey Grayson 35. It’s becoming known has the “Poll heard ’round the world.” Rand Paul, a constitutional conservative eye doctor, is taking on the Mitch McConnell-backed Trey Grayson, aka Goliath. But Rand’s got more than a few stones in his bag, and deadly accuracy.
It’s unheard of to go from 11 points down to 3 points up. After the initial shock (and excitement), its led me to ask “why?” Are the people of Kentucky actually diving in and looking into the issues? Is it Rand’s superior speaking ability? Is it mistakes and inexperience from the Grayson camp? But I realize it really boils down to this: Rand Paul wants it more.
Rand and his trusted campaign employees (namely Chris Hightower, Christi Gillespie and David Adams) have been doing events early, often and, well….often. In the month of October, on SATURDAY’S ALONE, the Paul campaign did over 10 events. That’s an event and a half a day. Plus there’s over 20 for the month of October. Taking Sunday’s off, Dr. Paul comes remarkably close to a campaign event PER DAY.
Now, venture over to Mr. Grayson’s website. Find “Campaign Events” and click on it. You’ll find five separate links (not just for one month, but on the whole site including archives). The first four links are about Trey’s KY tour and kicking his campaign off. The last one is a campaign tour highlights video (below) which consists of, well, nothing. Not to mention he has been a no show since announcing he was running for Senate.
I live in Lexington, so let’s just use it as an example. Buck Ryan holds a Citizens Forum Roundtable on UK’s Campus for the Students, and Rand Paul drives over three hours to get there while Trey calls in, being only twenty minutes away. Rand has come back to Lexington for two other events, a GOP Breakfast and a town-hall. I’ve never seen any Grayson events in the area. A great example of this work ethic: last Saturday, after speaking TWICE earlier that morning and scheduled to speak again in just hours, the Campaign got wind of a tea party in the area so they added it to the schedule as well. He’s as busy as can be ALREADY (remember, it’s not like the primary is in a few weeks. It’s NOVEMBER folks.) with townhalls and dinners already scheduled into April.
If there’s anything in this race that’s clear, it’s that the Paul campaign wants it more. They’ve been non-stop and are out there talking about the issues. It’s clear that Rand has drawn a group of dedicated individuals to work and volunteer for him who are eager to win. By doing so, it’s clear to me that Rand Paul and his campaign just might out work any campaign in America. If that’s not a clear sign that Rand truly wants to get up there and change this country, I don’t know what is.
The ever exciting and ever busy Grayson campaign hard at work.
Campaign-strategist and video-taking master Chris Hightower on how a real campaign works. Notice that this video of Chris talking only about campaign events from November 14th is twice as long as the Grayson campaigns video from the entire campaign.