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Rand Paul quits upcoming GOP debate. Smart move or desperate?

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Rand Paul is still running for president. But he won’t be appearing in the next Republican debate, set for Thursday on Fox Business Network. Why is the Kentucky senator passing up a chance to appear on 1-1/2 hours of national television for free? Because Fox relegated him, along with Carly Fiorina, to the undercard debate, that’s why. Senator Paul says he won’t accept that demotion. “We will not participate in anything that’s not first-tier,” Paul told Politico. Paul’s move probably makes sense, given the circumstances. He’s not catching fire as it is. He’s got to do something drastic to get a second look from GOP voters if he’s going to make any progress at all in the race.
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.

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