KY Sen. Rand Paul delivered another stinging rebuke of a potential 2012 candidate yesterday.
"Romneycare,'" Paul said, "was such a bad model for 'Obamacare.' Once you allow that the state is going to mandate and decide what insurance has to sell, it really is such an anathema to capitalism and to freedom and individual liberty, that I don't know how a good solid Republican conservative could sign a piece of legislation like that."
Paul said it will be an albatross for Romney during the nomination campaign "if I have anything to say about it."
Romney, Paul said, "has to explain why he supported that, and it's not a passing issue, it's one-sixth of our economy. He could say the Democrats made it worse, but he signed the bill.
"It's a horrific piece of legislation that presaged what we got from 'Obamacare,'" Paul said.
He also questioned Trump's ideological credentials this week, by demanding he release the "original, long-form certificate" of his Republican registration.
And last month, he hit Newt at the Congressional Correspondent's Dinner.
"I was happy to see that Newt Gingrich has staked out a position on the war. A position... or two... or maybe three.
I don't know. He may have more war positions than he's had wives."
The Ron Paul/Rand Paul father-son tag team is working ably, so far.