Rand Paul

Rand Paul Says Sheldon Adelson Told Him That Adelson Is Not Going to Spend Big Bucks to Stymie Paul's Presidential Run

|

After Rand Paul was widely excoriated for failing to show proper enthusiastic respect for Dear Leader Netanyahu after his war address to Congress, I blogged about his Israel problem in "Can Rand Paul Ever Be Sufficiently Pro Israel?"

In that post I mentioned the previously reported New York Times story saying that GOP superfixer Sheldon Adelson had announced his intention to spend big if necessary to ensure Paul didn't get the GOP presidential nod.

Rand Paul now says that he personally met with Adelson and was assured that Times story was a lie, as National Journal reports:

"I sat down with he and his wife yesterday and they assured me there was no truth to that," Paul said on the radio show Jewish Moments in the Morning on Wednesday, "That was somebody spreading falsehoods."

Paul has aggressively courted Adelson, who was in Washington to watch Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu address a joint session of Congress, and other top Jewish Republican donors in the last year. Paul said on the program that he and the Adelsons also discussed his legislation to cut off funding for the Palestinian Authority. "We have good relations and we had a great and very informative discussion," Paul said.

It may or may not make Paul fans feel better to know that a man who wasted fortunes on Newt Gingrich and thinks we should proactively nuke Iran is someone he's courting.

NEXT: "21st Century Women's Health Act" Would Expand Federal Funding for Everything From Birth Control to Campus Rape Prevention

Editor's Note: We invite comments and request that they be civil and on-topic. We do not moderate or assume any responsibility for comments, which are owned by the readers who post them. Comments do not represent the views of Reason.com or Reason Foundation. We reserve the right to delete any comment for any reason at any time. Report abuses.

  1. Adelson had announced his attention to spend big…

    Intention, perhaps?

  2. ” After Rand Paul was widely excoriated for failing to show proper enthusiastic respect for Dear Leader Netanyahu after his war address to Congress,”

    And here, we, go.

  3. I sat down with he and his wife

    *him

  4. “Dear Leader” Netanyahu? So you’re saying he’s equivalent to Kim Jong Un?

    1. Plenty of people here use it for Obama.

  5. Maybe this seems naive, but it isn’t clear to my where an ever-tightening embrace between the U.S. and Israel necessarily in the latter’s best interest. At this point, Israel has more than proven its ability to hold its own against pretty much any likely adversary. And while such a move may entail a hit to their budget, I don’t think such a hit would be a particularly crippling one. As things stand, their relationship with the United States more puts roadblocks in their ability to respond to what they view as their geostrategic needs. Hell, the need for Netenyahu to speak to Congress to avoid possibly being presented with an ultimatum to satisfy the administration’s desire to reach an agreement with Iran is just one example.

  6. I’ve made $64,000 so far this year working online and I’m a full time student. I’m using an online business opportunity I heard about and I’ve made such great money. It’s really user friendly and I’m just so happy that I found out about it. Heres what I’ve been doing,
    http://www.wixjob.com

  7. I didn’t notice this yesterday while skimming, but now see that Rand Paul was on Nachum’s program, JM in the AM. WFMU seems to be everywhere!

  8. Start working at home with Google! It’s by-far the best job I’ve had. Last Wednesday I got a brand new BMW since getting a check for $6474 this – 4 weeks past. I began this 8-months ago and immediately was bringing home at least $77 per hour. I work through this link,
    go to tech tab for work detail

    ?~?~?~?~?~~~~~~~ http://www.jobsfish.com

  9. I get paid over $87 per hour working from home with 2 kids at home. I never thought I’d be able to do it but my best friend earns over 10k a month doing this and she convinced me to try. The potential with this is endless. Heres what I’ve been doing,
    http://www.go-review.com

  10. Adelson is responsible for the large cash infusion that sent the Florida Med Marijuana Amendment down — while at the same time, selling alcohol in his Florida casinos. Adelson is the consummate corporatist Republican, and not a friend of liberty.

Please to post comments

Comments are closed.