All I can say is, "Come on, Aaron."
What does Rand Paul have to do with any of this? There is all the difference in the world between Godfrey Bloom, an Alf Garnett-like character whom no one in his right mind has ever imagined in government, and Rand Paul, the most popular Republican senator in the United States, and by far the most politically savvy of the 2010 Republican freshman class.
I know that Aaron's hatred of politicians who are skeptical of the Bush-era foreign policy consensus knows no bounds and that his deference to political correctness (what kind of therapeutic lefty nonsense is this about Bloom's behavior being a "cry for help"?) is equally limitless. But I do wish that he would stick to reasonable comparisons, and call xs xs and ys ys. (Besides: all this talk of "buffoonishness" is a bit rich coming from someone who once bothered to suggest nine reasons why the Republican Party should nominate Herman Cain.)
As far as Ukip goes, it's silly to take Farage at his word. If Mr. Mirage actually thinks that he has any chance of being the next prime minister of the United Kingdom, he is a lunatic. Of course he doesn't (whatever he says about the matter), and he isn't.