Nashua, New Hampshire - Rand began his attack during the Cleveland debate, questioning Trump's political affiliation, his treatment of women, and whether he's hedging his bets on the outcome of the nomination process. But some have called those allegations hypocritical. In case you haven't paid much attention to Republican politics, Rand is a known flip-flopper, who's held three different positions on illegal immigration, and has often been criticized for hedging his bets on the issues - his ability to hedge his bets is underscored by the fact that his is also running for both President, and Sentator. Rand Paul himself was ostracized by Fox News' Megyn Kelly following his harsh treatment of female reporters. While his father, Ron Paul, was painfully labeled as a "Fake Republican", a label that Rand tried to stick to Donald Trump simply because he had to be friends with powerful people in Washington to operate his many businesses. So it's no wonder that other candidates see these latest attacks as the death throes of a dying campaign. And the vultures have already started circling. Ted Cruz is openly appealing to Rand Paul's voters in anticipation of his campaign's upcoming demise. Last Sunday he called for an end to the government's block collection of telephone meta-data, and argued for more regulation against The Fed. Meanwhile, kiddie-table candidate, Carly Fiorina has resumed Rand's battle against Mr. Trump - but despite these attacks, Trump has praised Mrs. Fiorina for delivering a very good debate performance. He also called Rand Paul the biggest loser. That very well may be true. On August 22nd Kentucky lawmakers will rule whether Rand can continue his campaign. The issue revolves around the increased cost of the election process that allows him to keep his Senate seat, $500,000. The Paul campaign has promised that they will pay for it all. But Rand may have a change of heart, as his contributions have all but dried up. Plus, the Kentucky Congress isn't so apt to make deals with him, given the Kent Sorenson bribery mess in Iowa that has now embarrassed the Kentucky GOP. "Mr. Paul was the first one to enter the race," one pundit said, "yet it appears he will be the first to exit." Shamefully, Rand Paul, who was lionized as "the most interesting man in politics" in a Time magazine cover story last year, was supposed to reinvent the Republican Party with his message of free-market libertarianism, his vision of a restrained foreign policy and his outreach to minorities. What went wrong? Pundits postulate that Rand Paul could never stray too far from the Ron Paul ideas that got him elected, but he couldn't embrace them and make it through the Republican primaries. He ended up with a mishmash - betraying both, and embodying neither.