Not Ready For Prime Time

Rand Paul reportedly has canceled his scheduled appearance on Meet the Press Sunday morning. According to The Hill, this is only the third such cancellation in the show’s history; the others were Louis Farrakhan in 1996 and Saudi Prince Bandar in 2003.
Presumably Paul’s advisers realized that their candidate is not ready for the MTP stage; maybe they concluded (as I would) that he just needs to disappear for a while after his gratuitous comments about the 1964 Civil Rights Act, followed by his ringing defense of British Petroleum.
I hate to say it, but I’m afraid Rand Paul could turn out to be as big an embarrassment to the Republican Party as his father.