The Best Excuse to Miss the RNC

“My first love has always been being a physician and doing eye surgery and helping people get their vision back” (Dr. Rand Paul).

Doctor Rand Paul, a notable former Republican Presidential Candidate and a US Senator for Kentucky, has been absent from the RNC Convention this week. With many of Donald Trump’s former rivals making an appearance in some shape or form, it is kind of surprising that Paul has not. However, he is not the only noticeable person not there.

Wisconsin Senator Ben Sasse is most likely watching dumpster fires with his family. #NeverTrump #NeverHillary

Arizona Senator Jeff Flake is probably still cutting his grass. Flake recently said, “I just can’t support him given the things that he’s said.”

Mitt Romney cannot stand Donald Trump, so what is the point? Romney said recently, “Here’s what I know: Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud. His promises are as worthless as a degree from Trump University.”

Jeb Bush, George Bush, and George H.W. Bush will each not attend the convention. Donald Trump attacked Jeb Bush and George Bush harshly, so those relationships will forever be strained.

Rand Paul is changing lives. He is performing pro bono eye surgeries for people without insurance in Paducah, Kentucky. This is something that he has been doing for a number of years now.

Paul is a very interesting man to me. He is the son of Doctor Ron Paul, who once ran for president as the Libertarian Party Candidate. His father got him very interested in politics and helped form his political views. Paul got a doctorate degree from Duke University to become an Ophthalmologist, but unfortunately after he became a senator, he was not able to keep his own clinic. However, Paul has been able to practice Ophthalmology in Kentucky clinics. In the Republican debates, Paul did not use as much medical terminology as Doctor Ben Carson did, and I had no idea of the amazing work he has done to help improve people’s lives.

On July 19th, He performed an eye surgery on a woman named Rita. She had been blind for six years, and she was able to see after the surgery. Paul tweeted this today:

As evident through this year’s election process, politics can be extremely divisive. In a 2015 CNN interview, Paul said, “But in medicine the amazing thing is we all unify around a goal, someone is blind, we remove the cataract and they can see again. There’s probably nothing more rewarding than seeing that smile.”



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