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Rand Paul promising letters of recommendation to students who come to his post-caucus rally

Do we have any Iowa State students in the house? Do you need a letter of recommendation from a United States Senator for your resume? Boy, does Rand Paul have an offer for you. The Presidential candidate’s field director Billy Grant sent out an email to Iowa State students yesterday offering letters of recommendation to those who attend Paul’s post-caucus rally on Monday. An excerpt:

“How many college students can say they have a letter of recommendation from a United States Senator?

That’s what Senator Rand Paul is prepared to offer you. All you have to do is reply to this email saying ‘I’m in!’

Senator Paul is the only candidate coming to Iowa State University on election night. If you are willing to help up turn the vote, Senator Paul will make sure you stand out from other students for the rest of your career.

Join us for theĀ final push. You will have something no other student has, a powerful letter of recommendation from a winning Presidential candidate!”

Looking a little desperate there, Senator Paul.

[Gawker]

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11 Comments for Rand Paul promising letters of recommendation to students who come to his post-caucus rally



  1. Big Kat
    11:36 am January 29, 2016 Permalink

    Desperation. At some point maybe he can be content representing the Commonwealth.



  2. ukjaybrat
    11:45 am January 29, 2016 Permalink

    That letter of recommendation wouldn’t be worth toilet paper. Something of value has it’s value because it is rare or hard to come by. If you are passing letters out like candy for just showing up somewhere, it doesn’t have any value.



    • Sentient Third Eye
      12:03 pm January 29, 2016 Permalink

      Not necessarily. Even if five hundred or a thousand students take him up on it, they will soon be spread out across the country. The letters might be common enough in Iowa where there will be a natural higher presence of Iowa State students, and there it would not mean much, but in 49 other states it is unlikely that any employer would ever see more than one such letter given that there are about 30 million potential employers in the United States.

      For me, the problem is this: what will he recommend about them? That they are responsible enough to vote? Anything beyond that would just be blowing hot air.



    • ukjaybrat
      1:49 pm January 29, 2016 Permalink

      yes, but imagine that interview.
      “How did you meet Rand Paul?”

      “I went to his post-caucus rally”

      “Oh really. What did you do that he is writing a recommendation letter for you?”

      “I went to his post-caucus rally”

      “Well that’s not very impressive”



  3. TheNewOriginal
    12:00 pm January 29, 2016 Permalink

    I was not a Rand Paul fan when he ran in Kentucky. However, after watching the republican debates, he appeared to be the most knowledgeable and reasonable person on the stage. He might even have a chance to win the main election if nominated. But, that will never happen since people don’t want to hear reasonable responses, just total BS. I (like many people) thought Trump was doing a social experiment for a while. Say whatever the people want to hear and they’ll believe it. It’s working.



    • RogerW
      2:23 pm January 29, 2016 Permalink

      I agree. Wasn’t much of a fan before, but after watching the debates, he has been impressive.



  4. chimichanga
    12:58 pm January 29, 2016 Permalink

    This kind of thing cheapens and undermines the idea of a Letter of Recommendation. If an employer finds out that it was purchased, it will actually hurt the applicant.



  5. theWilkman
    1:34 pm January 29, 2016 Permalink

    I don’t like to talk politics on KSR but the disdain the staff has for Senator Paul is disheartening. He represents our state well and a Paul Presidency would be infinitely better than a Trump or Clinton administration.

    You can knock his tactics all you want but he polls very strongly with young voters, the exact ones he’s going after with these Letter of Recommendations.



    • theWilkman
      1:35 pm January 29, 2016 Permalink

      Letters of Recommendation.



    • TheNewOriginal
      4:30 pm January 29, 2016 Permalink

      “… a Paul Presidency would be infinitely better than a Trump or Clinton administration.”

      I never (ever) thought that I would support Rand Paul, but I agree 100%.



  6. inside info2
    1:41 pm January 29, 2016 Permalink

    Rand is an upstart. Hillary’s campaign just offered to send out autographed Top Secret emails to the first 1000 young adults to show up at her rally. Bernie promised to give “free” tuition to each student and their entire family for showing up to his. Gotta step up that game Rand!