Sen. Rand Paul appeared on three talk shows Sunday to tout his party's agenda ahead of Tuesday's midterms. But all the hosts wanted to talk about was how much he thinks the GOP sucks.
That's because, on Thursday, Paul echoed what he's been saying for nearly a year now, only with more gusto: The GOP is bad at branding.
"Remember Domino's Pizza?" Paul asked a GOP field office in a predominantly African-American neighborhood of Detroit. "They admitted, 'Hey, our pizza crust sucks.' The Republican Party brand sucks and so people don't want to be a Republican and for 80 years, African-Americans have had nothing to do with Republicans."
Paul has been making the Domino's comparison for months, but in all three of his Sunday show appearances this morning, the hosts latched onto his almost adolescent wording when the senator appeared on the Sunday shows two days before the midterm elections.
"Senator, let's start this segment talking about a famous line that I think we will see a lot: 'The GOP brand sucks,' " CNN's State of the Union anchor Candy Crowley told Paul.
"I want to ask you something about what you said the other day in Michigan," NBC's Meet the Press host Chuck Todd told Paul, then recited the "sucks" quote back to him. "You are admitting you have a brand problem. How do you fix the brand problem before 2016 if that's the case?"