Cute, but typically off-topic:
"I’ve come to New Hampshire today because I’m very concerned," joked Sen. Rand Paul in New Hampshire today. "I want to see the original long-form certificate of Donald Trump’s Republican registration."
Described as "a Tea Party favorite" by The Hill, Paul's principal worry about Trump is his political record of a liberal bent; which is to say, Paul wants a true "conservative," and he doubts Trump's credentials. "Let’s look to Republicans who not only talk the talk, but walk the walk," he added. "If we find the right candidate, I see no reason why we can’t win in 2012."
If Paul were genuinely interested in educating his Tea-Party base, however, he'd be delivering a quite different, very simple message: Grow up.
Yesterday, for example, after being presented the nth proof of Obama's place of birth, professional Tea Partier after professional Tea Partier appeared on MSNBC and squeezed doubt and suspicion into every answer to every question about the birther issue. One said we can't be absolutely certain about any proof, another said there remains a 10-20 percent that the released certificate is a fraud, yet another said further verification is needed, etc. etc.
Sen. Paul, your party, your base, your "kind" doesn't need a true conservative just yet. What it needs first is some maturity. Then you can worry about 2012.