When Senate Republican candidate Rand Paul made the rounds in a local Middlesboro, Ky., diner, he went out of his way to avoid talking with workers sitting at one table (see video). And when they followed him outside to ask if he’d talk with them, his response:
Maybe Paul was afraid the workers might ask him about why he wants to increase the retirement eligibility age for Social Security—a move opposed by some 68 percent of voters—and Kentuckians are no different. Says Mason Caudill, president of Teamsters Local 1569 and one of those who tried to talk with Paul:
"Most of the people around here live on Social Security. That’s all they got."