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Exclusive Daily Paul interview scheduled with Rand Paul - submit your questions

Daily Paul,

I contacted the Senate office over the weekend to request an interview with Rand Paul for Daily Paul Radio with Kurt Wallace. I promptly got a call this morning that Senator Paul has agreed to do the interview. I asked that they give me at least 24 hours to get your questions for Senator Rand Paul, submit your questions below.

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Frankly Kurt I Do Not Care What Rand Says on Your Show!!!

Rand's action of last Friday night endorsing Mitt Romney for President of the United States on the Sean Hannity show is all I need to hear.

Whatever, Rand states on your show, unless he re-tracks his endorsement means little or nothing.

His action last Friday speaks volumes of the man, his ambition for power and his real thoughts of the Liberty Movement.

Rand is not nearly the man his father is, but we all really knew that anyway. Now, it is painfully obvious!!

Paul, Inc. is fading from the scene......Ron will always be our Hero....but, new Leader's in the Liberty Movement are needed and Rand is not one of them.

agreed in general

except i would add that retracting would probably hit my maximum disgust meter all over again for adding more flip flopping disingenuous propaganda. this is something i do not believe he can dig himself out of by moving his lips and trying to justify the unjustifiable.

It was reported that Senator

It was reported that Senator John Kerry was at the recent Bilderberg meeting in Virginia, would you support looking into whether or not he violated the Logan Act? - No comment is not an answer....

this question is secondary to

this question is secondary to rand answering for his endorsement, his support for sanctions on Iran, his lack of transparency and his 180 change in rhetoric.

- Brennan

My question would be in 2008 Rand

you did not come out and endorse John McCain for President
and you went on and ran for senator of Kentucky and won

Now there are rumors that you are endorsing Mitt Romney because this will help in your quest for the 2016 run for President, please
explain how it is so different in 2012 and not in 2008 ?

"Freedom is a right that can never be won in war,only by each individual "

when you looked in the mirror the day after Hannity

Was it shame you felt? Or just nothing at all?

For Liberty!!!

Most of us have a good BS meter.

That's why we like your Dad. No BS.
My Questions are: Did it hurt? and Who's idea was it?

It looked painful.
I know you're still on our side.
Thank You for all you have done and all you will do.

"We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them."
Albert Einstein

On Principle

Dear Rand,

I am a twenty year old former college student who has been transformed by your father's message. Although that same message has been preached to me long before I heard it from your father, I had not been any bit influenced by it until I heard it from him. This is chiefly owed to the bold adherence to principle with which he delivers it. Every politician I've ever seen would buckle to the conformity of his peers and to the seduction of a massive audience aching to have their preconceptions reinforced. He--knowing he would incur their wrath--with humility, kindness, and understanding denied them both these things.
Ron Paul knew he could win if he just changed the message--but he didn't, and he wouldn't. And I suppose that's the cue we were all waiting for. We were waiting for a leader--a leader who would bare the burden of concentrated malice that accompanies publicly believing such inconveniences to an established ideology. He gave us the strength and inspiration to tell the truth--a truth that will live on to save thousands if not millions of lives, trillions of dollars and, should his message be successful, preserve the greatest, most free nation that ever was.

My question to you is this: even if its philosophy is not politically actualized in the near future, is it more important (A.) promote and defend an unwashed message of liberty and rule of law, or (B.) be a part of the team to defeat Barack Obama? (And in this scenario, you can only choose one)

can we listen to this live?

i really would love to do so so i hope it will be streaming live

Question 4 Rand

Why choose Hannity for your announcement? Hannity has been especially hateful to Ron Paul. Why not choose a forum that had been more fair than Hannity and FOX news?

If it is deception and strategy

Then Hannity takes the fall.

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This is a question we should

This is a question we should ask our selves. Is this fruitless corruption or betrayal by Rand, or is he grabbing the platform Dr.Paul needs to get the ear of the duped Obomney faithful. You can't bash blind obedience out of people, but if they hear the virtues of liberty they can't unhear the message.

Sorry if some of these

Sorry if some of these questions are duplicates, I don't have the patience or desire to wade through 500+ comments:

1) Throughout the ENTIRE campaign, including very recently, Ron Paul has emphasized the importance of the delegate strategy. Then you come along and your message boils down to this: "LOL, just kidding guys, Mitt Romney is the inevitable nominee so don't waste your time with this silly delegate strategy". How do you explain yourself?

2) If you truly believe Ron Paul has dropped out of the race, then why don't you plead for him to quit pussyfooting around and just officially concede?

3) Ron Paul will be sending hundreds of delegates to the RNC in Tampa this August. What is your message to them? Do you endorse their presence there or should they just stay home?

4) In 2009, Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman received the endorsement of Sarah Palin, Steve Forbes, Rick Santorum, and Michelle Bachmann on the justification that the Republican candidate was an obvious big government RINO. Are there circumstances were you would endorse a third party candidate such as from the Conservative or Libertarian parties?

5) Why not save your endorsement of Romney until AFTER Republican National Convention?

6) Forget about Romney vs. Obama but in general would you recommend that voters support the lesser of two evils?

7) What kind of reaction did you think you would get from Ron Paul supporters when you announced your endorsement of Romney?

8) Have you spoken with Ron Paul about the outrage directed towards you as a result of your Romney endorsement?

9) Romney has flip flopped many times on many issues and that includes the issue of auditing the Fed. What makes you think he is serious this time? His good word?

10) Some of the alleged benefits of Ron Pauls delegate strategy is that he may get a speech at the Republican National Convention and he may get part of his platform positions into the Republican National platform. While I don't oppose these things, I think it's a waste of time b/c Republicans won't even bother to obey the supreme law of the land, the Constitution, much less the mere words of Ron Paul. Agree or disagree?

11) If you were Senator in 2004, would you have endorsed George W. Bush? If Dick Cheney were the nominee in 2016, would you endorse him?

Rand...

Would you please urge your father to publicly endorse Gary Johnson ASAP?

"Every generation needs a new revolution" ~Jefferson

Join ours - http://www.ronpaul2012.com

I will...

if Ron doesn't.

Better check out what's happened----RP LAWSUIT has been filed!

"Lawyers for Ron Paul" organizatgion files civil rights lawsuit---

go to Top Recent Topics NOW, and bump this to the FRONT PAGE!

Although this isn't originated by Dr. Paul himself, we need to make sure EVERY DELEGATE gets this message and contacts these attorneys IMMEDIATELY!

Rand, did your father give you his blessing on this endorsement?

Did you think the liberty crowd would support this position?

Since the nomination is now a done deal...

as you told Hannity, is your dad going to endorse Romney now? Please let us know now, because right now it looks like this Ron Paul 2012 campaign was really about Rand Paul as Flip Romneys VP.

Why did Ron Paul never debate or go after Mitt Romney during debates?

If the nomination was sealed months ago, can I have my Money Bomb money back? Taking peoples money under false circumstances such as "Were still in it" only to find out half the campaign says it was over, is illegal.

Many of these questions are for Ron but since he has become Houdini as of late I thought I would ask you.

and finally...

Where is Ron Paul?

The Neocons wish to coop this movement

And I for one am not going along with them for the ride to destroy this nation.

Don't forget the neodems!

Don't forget the neodems!

Agreed

Liberty will march on, with or without Ron Paul.

Dear Rand, I hear that Romney

Dear Rand,

I hear that Romney enjoys sushi, hiking, and the ocean...JUST LIKE ME.

Should I endorse him? I mean we have so much in common!!

Friend to Minarchists, AnCaps, Voluntaryists, Agorists, Constitutionalists, Libertarians, Paul Supporters, Free Marketeers, Jeffersonians, Status Quo Buckers, and Ron Paul Fans.

Pax Libertas. Semper Veritas. Semper Res Publica.

OMG

I've been so depressed all day. I am now ROTFLMAO after reading your question.

Love it.

Hi Rand, Do you follow the primal blueprint?

Do you enjoy physical activity like your father? Does your family enjoy outdoor activities?

Thanks for all you've done.

Free includes debt-free!

Rand, Was Ron Paul or your

Rand, Was Ron Paul or your family threatened? I hope this is not the case, but this is the only logical explanation I can think of with everything that has happened recently. How does your father's campaign that was drawing thousands and winning states delegates come to an abrupt end, and then we (his devoted supporters) no longer hear from him directly about his "Revolution"?

I haven't had a chance to read all of the questions,so this may have already been asked.

QUESTION: Rand, do you

QUESTION: Rand, do you endorse Romney's policies? If so, doesn't that go against everything Ron has said, i.e. that he agrees with very little, and if so, are you closer to Romney's policies than your own father?

If you do NOT endorse Romney's policies, why would you endorse him?

QUESTION: How can you endorse a man and a party that undermined your dad and his campaign, belittled him and have treated him so poorly over all these years.

If you disagree with me on anything you are not a real libertarian...

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i won't waste my time with rand...

unless his children or family is being victimized he can go straight to hell

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

Rand, have you ever heard of Benedict Arnold?

I'm not buying the spin... oh he has some super secret, super smart reason for endorsing Romney. This movement will continue, a new leader will emerge and carry the torch that Ron Paul brought so far, and you, Rand Paul, with all due respect, will NOT be part of it if this is the real you, and we have no reason to believe otherwise. I would be more than pleased to admit I was mistaken about you, but experience, reason and intuition tell me that I am most certainly not mistaken. One should judge people by their actions, not by their words, and your actions (endorsement, support for war on terror, etc.) are sketchy to say the least.

It's our own fault, expectations are not reality. Being the son of the great Dr. Paul we set expectations of Rand that were too high and idealistic. Rand is a unique individual and that is fine, we shouldn't expect him to be a clone of Ron or be disappointed when he is not. Good luck Rand, but don't expect the liberty movement to embrace just another Neocon...

Question

Are you aware of any threats against yourself, your father or any members of your family in regards to your father dropping out of the race or challenging the "supposed" nominee (e.i. Mitt Romney)?

Love is the Law.

Incumbency Question

Senator Paul, do you believe that serving one term in the U.S. Senate with honor and integrity, adhering strictly to principle and never compromising, would be better than compromising with Washington insiders in order to gain multiple terms in the hope of achieving your goals incrementally over time?

Everyone.......

Is out of control on DP since the Endorsement. I have never seen so many people be so emotionally compromised as I have now. We are all acting like 12 year old kids.

Lets all chill out, put on our big-boy pants and focus here. We have a great chance to ask tough questions and hopefully catch a glimpse of what the Senator is thinking. We should be happy that he has even chosen to speak to us die-hard RP Supporters. Most would run away for sure.

My Question:
You have endorsed Romney, even though your voting record is almost the complete opposite of his positions. If you hope to gain support from the liberty revolution, how can you intelligently defend your endorsement purely on the issues? We do not accept the "anyone but Obama" stance as a genuine reason

"Freedom is never easy in a world of tyranny" - ME

Tough Questions

I think your right. Ask tough questions first, then we can see how far the compromise will go. Also, is a virtuous endorsement of Ron really the stand we want Rand to take right now, especially after he said he would endorse the nominee. Does it help Dr. Paul to be uncompromising and defiant at this moment well before the convention? Stick to the issues. We haven't seen all the cards yet and things are not so cut and dry.

Does the Ron Paul campaign really...

believe the Liberty movement will endorse Mitt Romney, even if Ron Paul does?

Rand will not openly answer question we'd like answered

He simply can't. The question, of course, is "Why the endorsement? Why at this time? What are you getting in return?"

He cannot answer these questions, for obvious reasons, so the interview is a waste of time.

Yes but....

What he doesn't answer may be just as important. Stick to the issues.

I agree gee_blee

this interview could backfire - further inflaming the Rand haters, causing further division in the movement.

If this endorsement is for strategy to advance the movement, he is not going to spell that out, and people must read between the lines thinking big picture.

If peopled to fail to read between the lines when the campaign posted the Jack Hunter clip on the front page of the campaign web site, I doubt they will read the lines when viewing this interview.

Posting that video on ronpaul2012.com "was" the explanation, done subtly to not rattle the opposition. Its a shame so many missed that.

I have a bad feeling about the consequences of this interview, and I hope to God I am wrong on that hunch.

What backfire?

It's not like the liberty movement has to have Rand as a torch bearer. It's always been about the message and not the candidate. Complicated or not, subtle or blatant, we're not going to start fearing truth now.

The Truth will set you free...

or maybe that doesnt apply to politics....

Maybe the truth is very dangerous?

this interview could backfire

I expect he will stand tough and let the cards fall were then may.

Deal with it or die unhappy.

Free includes debt-free!

You can't "advance" the movement...

...by compromising your principles. Look how far Ron Paul brought the movement by doing just the opposite. I'm sorry, everyone WANTS to believe that Rand is a Ron clone, but HE IS NOT!

You guys are brainwashing yourselves!!! Advance the movement, big picture, read between lines --- don't make me laugh!!! that's what they used to say about GW... just wait til he gets in office, he'll be a good conservative/ constitutionalist. We must be delusional... this is more of the LESSER of 2 EVILS crap. Sorry, if he were liberty minded he could sing the same song as Dr. Paul and the movement would fall in line behind him, no need to kowtow to the Republican idiot establishment, hell we are winning this war and taking it over!@!!! Why give up now or compromise / appease the people who created this mess over the last 75 years!!!! Ah, you are killing the movement, ... hey Ross Perot!!!!!! Here we come!!!!!! into the dustbin of history!!!!! Damn

It's not Rand who has to be uncompromising...

its Dr. Paul that can't compromise.

"The movement" for some is about meanness and rudeness

Are only the "approved" few free to practice liberty.

Free includes debt-free!

The interview will be very

The interview will be very telling because Rand will probably just pander and flip flop like Mitt does with the same old snarky politician "compromise to get along and lie to everyone's face game while smiling" game. Such an action would confirm everything we need to know about his status as a traitor to the Ron Paul Revolution.

Remember what Adams said in his Diary:

John Adams-Diary-Feb.09, 1772.

Statesman: A statesman would not compromise his principles.
Politician: A politician would compromise his principles in order to advance his own interest.

Rand has already stepped in it big time with me by exposing that he is a politician and not a statesman. I will NEVER ever give money to a politician. Moreover, I'll never give money to anyone who happily endorses the Goldman Sachs' choice for the next war mongering bailout deliverer in chief.

Mark my words, he has been offered the VP spot and that's why he's having such an ego problem. Just ask his staffers about his ego lately. It has gone through the roof and he's too aloof, high, and mighty in his own eyes to even consider being a statesman like his father. It's all about power for him, and that's the major problem with congress.

DO NOT GO ALONG TO GET ALONG. - Ron Paul

Well...

Rand said he and Mitt had a lot in common, flip-flopping is one of those things.

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i ESPECIALLY won't vote for him...

obombya or RON Paul!

the necon gop shoulda picked a better candidate!

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

Rand .... I have got a question

Where is your Dad? Why can't we ask him questions? He is running. You are not

Excellent point

There's too much talk about Rand and not enough about Ron. There have been so many allegations lately of threats, people inside the Campaign steering the movement in the wrong direction (perhaps deliberately?), questions about whether Ron would endorse Romney (I hope to God he wouldn't), etc. etc. These things should be addressed. I'd like to hear directly from Ron himself. That's not to say I don't want to hear from Rand (I do), but how about a Ron Paul interview!

Have any of your siblings considered running for office?

Have any of your siblings considered running for office?
We need more Paul values in government.

I pray your backing of Rom boy is strategy to get you in the oval office down the road so you can stop the tyranny.

That was not a question. If it is true, spouting that out would kind of defeat the purpose of the action to begin with.

"You only live free if your willing to die free."

Why interview? Let this die on the vine and do not give

Rand and Romney anymore attention.

hthomas

Ask the question of the liberty movement

What's important? Spiting Rand for possible betrayal or Liberty and Prosperity. Stick to the platforms of the movement and let Romney destroy himself. Ask Rand why he endorse Romney's specific positions. Stick to questions about constitutional adherence, executive powers, fiscal responsibility, conservative principles, individual liberty, sound money and let the answers undue Romney. Remember Romney's blind followings will be watching. Let them hear.