Ronald Reagan was said to be extremely likable and friendly even to those who he vehemently disagreed with which allowed him to work with his political enemies. Rand has that kind of potential but Rand is philosophically more of my liking.
That we need to take "baby steps" to take back our country.
He knows we need to get the money under control, and if he needs to deal with libs, he'll deal with libs. But I think he has a goal in mind.
Getting rid of the IRS and fed would make this country free again.
I am in the *not sure if I trust Rand* camp. But I have to say, right out of the gates, he is deftly challenging the military industrial complex and starting a national conversation.
that comment about how he hoped his kids could play with the Obammy kids was just ridiculous. Was he hoping for some kind of political philosophical breakthrough in understanding as they watched the girls play tetherball? Puuuuleeeeeze!
It was kind of corny, but I think it shows goodwill. The bigger theme is that Americans don't need to hate others based on party, that we can find areas we have in common and work from there. He isn't going to change minds or influence others if he just spews hate.
nuanced, good will; it's an important quality that his dad has always shown. In the early campaign Rand was nervous or whatever and seemed stiff and unlikable. I've been impressed by his growth as a statesman as he feels confidence now that the campaign was successful.
"meet" the Obama kids.
Nothing wrong with that.
Obama will never have a political philosophical breakthrough. He's a big government lib.
I'll bet he still hasn't called Rand.
I hear a lot lately the media along with many politicians claim the big election shakeup was all about Americans demand for compromise between the two parties.
I'm not going to speak for everyone else but I don't think "compromise" is the basis of the liberty movement. Those in the media and Washington just don't get it - it's about restoring liberty and restraining government to the confines of the Constitution, WITHOUT COMPROMISE!
Do these idiots truly believe I should be happy because they negotiated restricting wiretapping to Mondays through Fridays only for example?
If men are good, you don't need government; if men are evil or ambivalent, you don't dare have one.
Compromise in the right direction for the time being is better then compromise in the wrong direction. The right direction being for Liberty.
But there are some things that compromise can not apply, wiretapping would be one of those without a warrant.
Great interview. I so much prefer the live ones to the teleconference type with their sound delays.
He's getting really good at these interviews. He sticks to his message and speaks with a lot of confidence.
I'm really looking forward to when he goes a bit further:
(Like on the 'Bush tax cuts' expiring) "I not only would not raise any rates, but I think ALL the rates are too high as they are, so I think they should be lowered FURTHER. In fact, I think government spending can and should be cut to a level where the income tax is completely abolished."
I honestly wish, with child-like optimism, that Rand is simply holding back just to get elected and make some allies and then once in a true far North and principled classical liberal emerges.
Currently consuming: Gatto: "Underground history of education..", FDR; Wii U; NEP Football
Rand will be a great leader for the Tea Party to teach them about liberty in a more gentle way than Ron does. There are a number of Tea-o-con types I know who are really coming around after supporting Rand and listening to him. Now that he has won the election he has more latitude, as we are seeing in all of these interviews.
I am so proud of having played a part in the election of this Senator!
and would like to be the next one to trap Rand and create another firestorm. They hate the tea party and the conservative ascendancy and see Rand as a vehicle for discrediting them.
I think he handled this interview very well.
New Hampshire and Ecuador.
RP is so legit. He seems to love to discuss issues!
I am Ron Paul
I love watching the fruits of our movement begin to materialize.
Cuimhnigh orm, a Dhia, le haghaidh maith.
"Air is the very substance of our freedom, the substance of superhuman joy....aerial joy is freedom."--Gaston Bachelard--
Rand answered smoothly and honestly. He's not afraid of admitting his mistakes and explaining himself. He's going to be on TV quite a bit I think.
Real eyes realize real lies
We want our country back
Every year is a year for Ron Paul!
Yep, this is so great that Rand is and will be on three major (ABC, NBC, CBS) who almost never invite Ron on their shows.
unless someone already posted it, already.)
Thanks Cream a la Bleu!