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Not looking good for Tim Profitt, the Rand Paul volunteer who brutally stomped on the head of a young woman outside the debate last night. Bad timing, too, given that Profitt endorsed Paul in a full-page ad in today's Lexington Herald-Leader (h/t @bensmith). Paul has "distanced himself" from Profitt, and police put out a statement saying they're looking for the two other people who held the woman down. One point I haven't seen made: as unfortunate as it was, the episode strikes me as a missed opportunity for Paul, on both a political and a human-decency level. The guy is a doctor! Why didn't he help the woman? Maybe he just didn't see what happened or got rushed out of the way by aides. But if he'd rushed to help her, the race would be over, wouldn't it?

UPDATE: Is this one of the the two men? Sure fits the profile...

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