Goodbye, Rand Paul; Goodbye, GOP dovishness

RIP, Rand Paul, presidential candidate. This morning, the senator from Kentucky suspended his campaign, ending 10 months of voters shouting “Rand! Rand! Rand!” at rallies and presidential debates.

“Today, I will end where I began, ready and willing to fight for the cause of Liberty,” a statement released by the campaign read. “Across the country thousands upon thousands of young people flocked to our message of limited government, privacy, criminal justice reform and a reasonable foreign policy. Brushfires of Liberty were ignited, and those will carry on, as will I.”

Paul, who is seeking another term in the Senate, ended his campaign a bit below where he started it in national support.