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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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The problem with that video explanation

is the lie in the first 40 mins. He said Ron Paul CONCEDED. Not true, never did, never has and certainly not yet.

I don't hate Rand because I love and trust his father. That's the only explanation I need.

what do you call it when he

what do you call it when he sends an email saying we don't have the delegates to win?

It means that we have to work

It means that we have to work harder like some others are doing on another post. They have compiled all the delegates lists and are making plans in converting them to the liberty movement.

What world do you live in? If a man says he doesn't have enough water to live, will you say that he has conceded to death or will you get him some water any way you can.

What world do you live in? He

What world do you live in? He was not asking for water.

Your funny. It's delegates .

Your funny. It's delegates . . . he needs the delegates if he asks for them or not.

About the "Fed" and the "IMF".

The IMF is going to give Spanish banks $124,000,000,000.oo as a bailout.
We all know there is not some dude at the IMF with that much in his pocket. That money will come from the Fed (the US taxpayer).

Q: Are you doing anything to prevent the Fed from robbing the people of the USA of their wealth threw debasing our currency? Are you aware that the Feds' hidden tax of inflation is the single most important issue we Paul-supporters are concerned with? Without the Fed printing money to buy bombs and bullets with, our military would not be detonating bombs and firing bullets in at least 14 different nations around the world? Italys' bank "Bank Network Investments" has declared a "HOLIDAY". (see: http://investmentwatchblog.com/report-italian-bank-declares-...) They seemed to have lots of money to bomb Libya but now have none to conduct ordinary business now. Are you going to make Americans pay to protect banksters from a gold-backed Denar?

I ought to have a monument over me when I die. Not for anything I've done, but for the foolishness I've put a stop to!

Grover Cleveland — our 22nd and 24th president


Thank you for an open forum with Rand. This battle is about mans in humanity to man...good vs. evil...I only see evil in the White House and in Romney. They are both liars, cheats, and thieves...

The Ron Paul revolution has already begun...it cannot be stopped by man. This is a Nation under God with liberty and justice for all...I pray that we all live through it.

Aloha, Paul FBI

I am going to live forever...some where...

I hate to ask this but here goes..

"Dr. Paul, what effect will your endorsement of Mitt Romney have on your chances of being re-elected to the Senate if you decide to run again in the future?"

I would love to get an answer to that one.


I try to change people every day. Do You?

A Simple one:

Ask Rand this:

Please define INTEGRITY, and tell us how much integrity you now have after backing R$.


Rand wants to retreat toward tyranny

Ron Paul was able to unite a multitude of factions, including some of us anarcho-capitalists, by walking a very fine line. His son just blasted it across that line with a gaggle of tanks. Rand may be president, may be able to split off enough of his father's supporters and get the neocon vote. What a horrible legacy for his father that will be.

"Show me the government that does not infringe upon anyone's rights, and I will no longer call myself an anarchist." ~Jacob Halbrooks


New 3-day old friend! You've been with us for quite some time! Say, are you with the Romney camp, the GOP camp, the Gary Johnson camp, or the Obama camp? Just curious.

Do you feel family gatherings

Do you feel family gatherings will be awkward because you chose to vote for Flip Romney over your father?

Questions for Rand

Why did you endorse Romney when he stands for everything we're against? What did he or the Republican party promise you in return, if anything?

What were your reasons for voting for sanctions against Iran?

What were you thinking in having Trygve Olson, an establishment warmongering Republican with values not at all in line with the Constitution and our Founding Fathers, take on such an important role in your campaign and having him move on to your father's campaign, where it is said he serves as an important advisor? To add insult to injury, he draws a high salary off your father's campaign contributions from the hardearned money of Ron Paul supporters.

You've been touted as your father's successor in 2016. Yet your values differ from his. What are the significant differences in political values between you and your father that Ron Paul supporters will want to know about?

Rand Paul is a Huge ally for liberty

So many people on here are going off the deep end with the Romney endorsement. Why? They don't trust Rand. Rand got help from McConnell after he won the Republican primary. Is McConnell a liberty guy? No. Why not start panicing then? McConnell is as establishment as you can get and he helped Rand. Why? Because Rand doesn't exclude people like Ron does. With Ron it's my way or the highway. Rand is trying to get more people in the establishment to help. So what. Endorsing the guy who has a very, very high probability of winning the nomination is not news. It is what almost every Republican does. All I see is panic. So, Ron and Rand are playing the game differently. So, what. If you don't trust Rand that is your problem. I trust Rand, so I am not worried at all. Being friendly with main stream Republicans IS a good idea. You can influence them much better by being friendly than by using the my way or the highway all or nothing method.

Ron is great. He is leading a revolution.

Rand has done Great so far. He got elected SENATOR. What have you done? If he ran for president, Rand WOULD win. What can you do? Rand's strategy is working great. He is kicking major league butt. Rand doesn't have to use the same strategy as Ron. Rand is an American and can do whatever he wants. Rand is the opposite of a sellout.

Rand put his whole family and career in turmoil and all you guys can do is cheapshot him. We need a lot of different efforts to save the country. Rand is doing it his way.

well said

Thank you:-)

Is this going to be a taped interview, or streamed live?

If it is to be streamed live can you give us a link? Sorry that I do not know where it is, but I have looked on all linked websites and do not see a listen now option. If this is going to be taped, when will the audio be available?

Thanks... BT

Always remember:
"It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds." ~ Samuel Adams
If they hate us for our freedom, they must LOVE us now....

Stay IRATE, remain TIRELESS, an

Romney is a flip-flopper

Just because he's for it today does not mean he will be for it tomorrow, LOL. We can work with that! In fact, he has promised to work with us, which is much better than the situation we have with the current president.

"Know what you know, know what you don't know, and understand and appreciate the distinction."


Rand, you yourself were

Rand, you yourself were possibly the most recognized voice against the NDAA on the Senate floor. Can you state publicly that you will oppose Mitt Romney's support of the NDAA if elected President?

ron paul NOT rand paul 2012

Dear Rand
I'm sure you can not tell us the REAL reason for your rommney endorcement But for what ever reason... you spoke to your father 1st & he oked it.The fact that I know Dr.Paul was some how involved Iam ok with your bull**** endorcement. I TRUST DR.PAUL 100% and this was done for liberty for a good reason. So I carry on with wearing my RON PAUL tshirts posting comments on youtube sending my unemployment money to RON PAUL 2012 . People let's stay focused/smart/carry on 4 Ron Paul /America

That's what I was thinking

Rand can't tell us the REAL reason what is behind this curveball announcement and why it is such odd timing!

But I TOTALLY trust his father's wisdom, judgment and political acumen!


I wish we all could meet in private over coffee have an adult conversation of what is really going on behind the scenes. We truly do want to and will trust men who prove themselves to justify it. We have been betrayed for decades even by the likes of Sen. Jesse Helms and Strom Thurmond. Our skin has brown thin and our tolerance for perceived turncoats. So let me ask;
Q: What assurances can you give us, that you have not been surrounded and isolated by "strategists" (whom we know little of), that are feeding you the wrong information and and advice?

The sense of urgency that so many of us have for the attainment of your father's Restore America Now! plan does not square with Romney's in any way shape or form. Eight years of a Romney Presidency filled, as they usually are, with C.F.R. and Trilateral Commission members, is unlikely to yield LESS damage than that of 4 more years of Obama with a strong House and Senate. If you are not chosen is his Vice President in November, and that is unlikely I think you would agree, we may likely end up with 16 years of further CFR/TC/NWO agents and an end of our republic. All the while having to fight an internal GOP struggle with the still prominent neo-cons who will attack us as non-loyalists and further isolate our growing potential for change within the GOP for all the years that a Romney and his successor(VP) would likely reign. So my question is:
Q: Are you being promised by Romney, and with what assurances, that he will clean house and not allow CFR types to surround and advise him and are you being promised any special influence in choosing some, key or all of his cabinet officials?

The false flag threats of "nuclear fallout", now "terrorism" and U.N. originated "environmental sustainability" such as Agenda 21, are little understood by the voting populous. "Communism" we were told repeatedly, died in 1989 with the fall of the Berlin Wall while we still yet live on a war footing with less liberties, bigger than ever government, etc.
Q. Other than the obvious continual education that must be carried out, what steps are you taking to bring onto your staff, personnel who can utilize your Senate resources to blow the cover of these Insider deceptions?

O U R P L A N = R O N P U A L (Coinsidence? I think not.)

Rand, after all, nothing is

Rand, after all, nothing is decided until the convention, so do you honestly feel your father has NO chance at winning the nomination?


I think the chances are very slim. For all intents and purposes, he has no chance to win even if he has 500 delegates, which is the most he will have, according to the calculations of his own campaign, counting all stealth as well as declared delegates.

With a tiny sliver of a chance of winning, it makes no sense to sacrifice the liberty movement and my future aspirations on that tiny likelihood. After all, the much more likely outcome is that Romney will get the nomination. If he does, my endorsement of him now will be of enormous benefit in my relationship with him as president, making it much more likely that we get his support on legislation that is consistent with protecting and advocating individual liberty.

"Know what you know, know what you don't know, and understand and appreciate the distinction."


Our Chances Just Got Better


BACKING IT UP WITH THIS ARGUMENT: http://www.examiner.com/article/federal-law-all-delegates-ar...

-Casey Hamlin
15 Year Old Liberty Activist

His dad doesn't believe he'll

His dad doesn't believe he'll win. he said so. going to tampa does not equal trying to win in a coup.

Sounds like another effort to subvert the Ron Paul movement

Of course he wants to win as many of his father's supporters over as possible to the dark side of cold blooded murder of American citizens without trial. But there can be no unity. This system must collapse through collapse of the dollar. Its the only hope. Until the dollar collapses and even a little after maybe, the police state will get ever worse.

"Show me the government that does not infringe upon anyone's rights, and I will no longer call myself an anarchist." ~Jacob Halbrooks

I have a question for you

Who are you shilling for? Is it good pay? You're very transparent. 3 days on the job & you're failing miserably.

I have tried long and hard to think of a question.

The actions seem to deter me from believing any answer.

you know that is where I am...

How could we believe his answer?

It was like another post in this list. I have watched politician after politician tell me that they just need to give a little here and there, do a deal here and there in order to get it done, in order to have an audience - and our system has NEVER changed - in fact we are worse off every year. I watched supposed tea party folks go in with pledges they would not raise the debt ceiling, they would not do this or that - almost none of them stood their ground... and they all say the same thing. You have to play the game. You just don't know everything you have to know...

And that is the point - it should not be be this way.

Dr. Paul has my support and always will because he doesn't play these freaking games and he doesn't stand but on principle - NO MATTER WHAT THE COST. Junior is not like that though.

When words and actions do not match... there can be no trust. He has lost my trust. If he had waited until the PEOPLE, not the GOP, had chosen Mitt, that would have been totally different and he would have kept his word by doing that. No, he did it before the people have had their say.

I AM SO TIRED OF MEN AND WOMEN WITHOUT PRINCIPLE. As soon as they get in office, they play the game... and then they wonder why our system doesn't change as they become a part of it instead of exposing it?


Will you support your dad if he DOESN'T endorse Mitt Romney?

What does your dad think about all of this?

Do you know if he will come public and address the questions?

Here's my question

My questions ire less accusatory, kind of softball pitches, but I want well articulated responses.

1. Do you think the Liberty Movement that's; surrounded your father, spawned the Tea Party, and taken control of some State Parties across the nation like Iowa, has fractured the GOP or helped build it into a stronger machine?

2. Do you feel there are enough Liberty-minded candidates on the ballot in 2012 to affect change in the next four years in the ways you've been unable to achieve so far in the Senate?

3. Being already a proven leader in the Senate for your work in giving voice to GOP plans like the Mack-Penny Plan and halting bills to shine the floodlight on them even when others try to make it seem routine, what are your ambitions for the next four years of your term?

You yourself have stated that

You yourself have stated that you wish to be judged by your own voting record. Is it not hypocritical to endorse a candidate with possibly the most inconsistent voting record.

If Rand's Office was so willing to address the DP

Rand is doing this for us. What does this mean? If he did not care about us and loved the neo-cons, he would of ignored this request. The lack of hesitation proves that Rand is concerned about his support with us.

It is as Tom Woods said: Rand will rise or fall based on his own merits. Maybe, Rand was not good enough. If that is the case, we have to start from scratch, but let us not throw the baby out with the bathwater.

I love Kurt and his work. He is always a voice of sanity on here. The voices of insanity were featured on the Drudge Report for all to see. Yes, your actions do have consequences. I am reserving judgement on Rand until he explains himself. You all have the freedom to chose whether to follow Rand after this. Point is, you do not have to. Fight for liberty your own way. Don't rely on orders from headquarters.

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It means he is a politician

who wants our votes - no more, no less.

He will not explain himself, not really... but I am sure he will spin it in some way to try and make things acceptable to whatever audience he is speaking to... and in this case he will spin it for us. THAT is what a politician does... haven't you seen enough of them in your lifetime to know that yet?


I am one of the minority who has reserved judgment also

among the avalanche of the most intense and evil vitriol and hatred I've ever seen across the Internet regarding Ron Paul.

Of course, some of it is paid sockpuppets egging everyone on and Romney GOP'ers, but I'm seeing a lot of muddy-headed so-called supporters throwing Ron under the bus on a Tarpley or Kokesh or Jones say-so! Like they have 30 years of street credibility!!!! Were they ever even supporters?

My logic is there is much more than the eye sees behind this. Will Rand be able to explain what is exactly going on if it indeed is a hand of poker?

I'm with you:-)

In can't believe how quickly some have jumped to conclusions and have so easily accepted "answers" from third party opportunists. Patience is a virtue. We should reserve judgement until we have verifiable facts.


Yes it is a virtue! So is giving someone you love and trust the benefit of the doubt!

Question for Senator Paul

Senator Paul,

1.What do you think the Liberty Movement will gain by endorsing Romney?
2.Will this be worth sacrificing our consistent message?
3.Will you reconsider your endorsement?

God Bless,
Tom Hurst

Rand, the neo-conservatives

Rand, the neo-conservatives have shown no history of changing their core beliefs that your father spoke of from the house floor on July 13th, 2003 during his speech "NeoConned" where he differentiated the differences between true conservatism and the neo-conservative movement. Unfortunately, these core beliefs remain intact in all their actions today in 2012. Knowing that they still control the vast majority of the RNC and have demonstrated that they are very unlikely to change their agenda, aren't you being short-sighted in endorsing a neo-conservative like Mitt Romney which hands them more political capital?

Afterall, the neo-conservatives have already demonstrated that they are happy to use any new found success brought to them to continually grow the welfare/warfare state. A great example of this was the rise in the RNC from the christian coalilition. While one can argue how much or how little success the christian coalition actually achieved for its own goals with abortion being a main focal point for the organization, it's clear the neo-conservatives used this new found political capital as an opportunity to merge with this new found passion swell the size of the state.

This is the clear track record at hand of the neo-conservatives that we have had to all suffer under, so wouldn't we better off not to endorse Mitt and to continue to promote limited government? A message of limited government unites people, backing the status quo does not.


Would you publicly retract your endorsement?

Would you publicly retract your endorsement of Romney, (and rejoin your dad), if you became convinced you had done the wrong thing in endorsing Mitt--even if that retraction meant personal danger for you or loss of position or prestige?

Liberty Vigilante

Rand what happened to

The guy in this video



For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?

Were there death threats?

Rand, did you or your father receive any death threats, direct or implied, that put you or your family in danger? If so, did that motivate your endorsement of Romney? If threats were received, would you go public with these threats, name names, expose them -- which we hope would be the best way to protect your and your family members?

Liberty Vigilante

ok that's also a question I wanted to ask

I just don't think we can get the answers to what is REALLY behind this very puzzling turn of events. I do know that he did NOT betray his dad & this was some sort of desperate and reluctant move.

First, what part of Romney's

First, what part of Romney's platform do you agree with so strongly that you endorse him so soon?

Second, which specific issues does Romney agree with the liberty platform? What is the common ground?

Third,considering the number of times Romney has changed his position on most issues, how can you be certain that he will honor his word (this time)?

The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire. - Heinlein

Oh come on

You're asking questions like you actually believe Rand thinks he has one iota of anything in common with Romney? This was absolutely not a sincere announcement of support! We need to know the reason why this decision was made -- not the BS answers he was forced to give before!

I never said he "believed"

I never said he "believed" any of it. I simply asked the questions because Rand Paul eluded to Romney being on the same page as us in his statement. As far as I can see, he never mentioned or implied being "forced" to give Romney the nod. I am one of the people who chooses to give Rand the benefit of the doubt, and I refuse to jump into conspiracy theories.

I want to know the justification/reasoning from Rands POV not yours, so I asked these questions. Sorry if that upset you.

The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire. - Heinlein

Here are my suggestions

In my view it would be better to interview Ron Paul.

1. Have you read that Mitt was demonstrating against demonstrations against war in Vietnam, but he declined draft because of his faith and thanks to his influential father? What do you think about such character?

2. Do you feel responsibility for the lives that will be wasted in endless wars which Mitt Romney, whom you endorsed, will continue?

3. Have you been concerned about safety of your father supporters, and your family during the elections?

4. Why isn't your father appearing at least on YouTube these days, if MSM will not let him through? Is he grounded by the people who surround him? Do we have reasons to worry about your father, or your family?

5. What is your relationship with Trygve Olson? What do you think about his interference in the internal affairs of other countries?
What would you think if someone was interefering in the internal affairs of USA coming from some other country?

6. What do you think about evidences of media bias and election fraud against your father that can be found on YouTube easily? Is anyone in GOP going to take responsibility for arresting, and hurting party members who are delegates of your father, as confirmed by numerous YouTube videos?


Do you really have "no comment" about the Bilderberg group? Romney attended and was anointed. Romney speaks at the Council on Foreign Relations. Can their be any doubt who Romney really works for?

Liberty Vigilante

Protection for Rand from Ron's 3rd party run?

Rand, did you and your father decide to have you endorse Mitt Romney now so that your career would be protected when your father announces he is running third party???

I'd like to point out that

I'd like to point out that he's not going to be able to say much about "why" other than something bad about Obama.

He can't come on the daily paul and say the actual truth, "i don't think romney's so great; I did this out of necessity."