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Rand Paul's Populist Country Music Video

Kris Kristofferson, Tea Partier.
relates to Rand Paul's Populist Country Music Video
Still from John Rich video

LOUISVILLE—A half hour before Kentucky Senator Rand Paul would take the Galt House ballroom stage, a thousand-plus supporters saw the face of Kris Kristofferson. With no preamble, the grizzled actor appeared on two massive screens, walking through a car factory, as the voices of anchormen described the 2008 bailout of the auto industry. Kristofferson was playing "John," a blue collar worker being laid off.

"I been here thirty years," said Kristofferson's character, as a worker portrayed by Mickey Rourke looked up mournfully.