Taking Fox News to task for excluding someone from a Presidential debate when they are more clearly in the running than others on the stage? Good strategy.
Trying to spin Paul’s depressingly anti-scientific views on evolution? Not so much.
Evolution may indeed not be the “issue of the day,” but this excuse that Paul and many of the other Republican candidates have used, that it’s not an issue relevant to the position of President, just flat out doesn’t work. The President has control over millions and millions of dollars in science funding, laws that impact national education policies, and of the course the all-encompassing authority of the bully pulpit. Nothing in the full transcript of Paul’s answer excuses or qualifies his use of the classic creationist “its a theory” trope, or his declaration that it’s a “theological” question.