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Rand Paul Answers; The Daily Paul Interview

Senator Rand Paul joins Daily Paul Radio with Kurt Wallace for ‘Rand Paul Answers; The Daily Paul Interview’ to discuss his endorsement of Mitt Romney and to answers the questions submitted by The Daily Paul community.
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What a snarky response

Typical of someone having no scruples.

"I never submitted the whole system of my opinions to the creed of any party of men whatever in religion, in philosophy, in politics, or in anything else where I was capable of thinking for myself." - Thomas Jefferson


Ha, but you're a nice guy!

I ask a question about the

I ask a question about the definition of the word Endorse and this is how it ends?

I love it. The typical "avoid answer and attack messenger"..
Thank you, it is all here to see on the Internet.

Not Over til the Fat Lady Sings

Laywers for Ron Paul filed a federal lawsuit at the Ronald Reagan Courthouse in California, Monday June 11, 2012, Case Number SACV 12-00927. This lawsuit has the potential to unbind the delegates in Tampa and then anything can happen. http://www.californiality.com/2012/06/ron-paul-civil-rights-...

The fight for liberty in not over, keep battling for delegates, do not slow down now.

Lawyers for Ron Paul and the courageous delegates...

So much momentum had built up. So many were fighting for RP to become president. So much anticipation and excitement surrounding Tampa. Why would RP put the brakes on and not even contest the last eleven states with so much as an email? Why was the wind knocked out of the RP fans and their loyalty spurned? Why are we being kept in the dark?

Lots of questions. One delegate said they felt shafted. I do not pick up on Rand caring. Does RP care?

I am for peace: but when I speak, they are for war. Ps 120:7
Better to be divided by truth than united in error.
The local church(not a building -a people) is the missing link. The time to build is now.

The silence from Ron Paul

makes all the doubts and complaints valid.

I want the campaign to return the last money bomb to the grassroots. Campaign spokesmen including Rand Paul have done nothing except to hurt the effort of maximizing delegates (they lied to us when they promise to channel resources to delegates) since May. For me that is the betrayal that matters. I can care less what Rand said at this point. Just give us the money back. So we can put to good use. We can support delegates going to Tempa. We can support local liberty candidates who carry the torch running for offices.

I am a plaintiff in the federal law suit filed on June 11, 2012. I was delegate for district and state. I canvassed and have given my energy and resources to support our grassroots. If anything I do not approve lies and I think official campaign, whatever it consists of, has lied to us.

Next time we ever run a campaign, I want grassroots to control the finances. The way the official campaign was run is that they are not held accountable to us at all. We have no access to the officials. A little bit outcry from hard working supporters is classified by Rand Paul as insults and "violent". Other than voicing our disappointment, what recourse do we have?! So stop criticising supporters. Support is earned and can be lost too. Apparently you do not need us as you have made successful alliance with the GOP. Of course you do not need us, after taking our money and not keep your promises.

Thank you

You sir are a patriot.

I hear you and feel your pain

I think grassroots control of finances is worth discussing. But you have to be sooooooooooooooo careful as there are sooooooooooooo many con men and folks who will take you for a RIDE seeking their own fame and fortune -just like official politics. I am truly believing more everyday that the only way this will ever work is for people who believe and live a life to show that they know they will be judged by the Lord based on their actions and that heaven or hell is at stake will be able to make the grade. We need more real Christians in America -more good men, who aren't ashamed to be called Godly men. Hell is a real place. And thank God so is heaven. I don't know what I'd do if it weren't for the hope of living forever with Jesus in a kingdom that is truly incorruptible.

People with hardly any money threw money at RP because they believed he was a good man. They trusted him. He was the first politician that many people had ever trusted in their lifetime. People feel sold short. But what doesn't kill you makes you stronger.

Be strong.

I am for peace: but when I speak, they are for war. Ps 120:7
Better to be divided by truth than united in error.
The local church(not a building -a people) is the missing link. The time to build is now.

I feel very sad...

... that I donated money to Ron Paul now that his son endorses cold blooded murder without trial and the rest of the establishment to go along and get along. A pox on all of them. Death to the dollar! Let this evil system collapse and free us from our chains!!

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

Oh jeez

Are you serious? You need to go start the Whining Party. There's people all over this movement fighting for liberty in different ways. Delegates fight the way they have to. Citizens fight the way they have to and the Pauls fight the way they have to and it all works together.

Where is your imagination? You never had any faith because if you did you wouldn't be here right now sucking your words and money back into your mouth.

If you don't have the stomach for the fight then go have a seat and we'll get it.

A message to donors

I have read many express regret that they donated money and wanted it back etc. To this I say... HAVE FAITH.

When Jesus Christ walked the earth it was possible that you could have given money and placed it directly into the hands of deity incarnate. Christ gave the money to Judas to administer knowing he was a thief. (John 12:4-6) Did Christ sin? Did He betray His followers and donors? Be careful what you say and what you think.

When you give money to a cause it is given in the sight of God (the accurate accountant) and counted as such. IT is also released from your control into the hands of another to do with as they see fit. Your task is to stand alone in faith. Just like voting alone in faith. If the whole country was deadlocked 50-50 and yours was the last vote counted, knowing that if you voted for Romney he would win by one vote, if you voted for Obama he would win by one vote, and if you voted for Ron Paul as a write-in, it would remain a tie, go to the Senate (as per the Const.) and the Dem controlled Senate would choose Obama... how would that change your vote. I assert that the correct answer if the answer of faith... "It wouldn't change my vote one bit". So if you have any faith at all, trust that your sacrificial giving was noticed and noticed by the only One who really matters.

In other words... grow up.


Sit and watch abuse - do nothing

So your answer is "sit and watch abuse - do nothing". If there is countless evidence showing abuse in the way the money is handled, then you in your clear conscience, can choose to do something about it, or you can choose to have faith. I do not choose "faith" in this case. We are talking about a campaign that have fallible men who can lie, can enrich their own pocket, can transfer money to strenghen your opponents. This official campaign is not comparable to God I am afraid. Plus, part of ten commendments are:
Thou shalt not steal.
Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour

The campaign has stolen and more.

It's realy quite simple

If the choice for president was:

Rand Paul

I would vote for Rand Paul any day. Case closed, move on and start fighting some real enemies instead of one of our own.

Personally I know enough about this corrupt system and the elite running it and to ever advice anyone to vote for Romney (except maybe if Rand Paul was VP and hope for some miracle). I advice everybody to stay home, write in Ron Paul, vote for another party or whatever you think is best. Don't ever vote for the least of two evils, ever!

But that doesn't stop me from totally approving of Rand Paul's endorsement. It is hard to understand that people can't see the brilliance and necessity of this move.

Seems to me that some people are in denial. The problem is not only that we have corrupt politicians but much more importantly that we have a majority of totally uninformed/misinformed people. To win this war we need to educate more people and for that we need Rand Paul to do what he is doing.

I am all for Alex Jones, Adam Kokesh and all the rest of the freedom fighters. They have their role and Rand Paul has his just as Ron Paul has his and every one of us has ours. We will never win as long as we only see one way forward - in fact our desire for division is the main reason we cannot win and the elite is preying on this our greatest weakness.

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It's really not quite that simple either. There is no 3rd party.

Third Parties are not permitted in the debates. For Rand Paul to be a presidential choice, he would have to get by Romney, like Ron Paul has to get by Romney now, because Rand Paul is a republican. Rand would be in the same situation as Ron Paul is now. Who would Rand get by a Romney?

Actually they can debate

At least 15% support in 5 national polls gets you in the debates.

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Tell me more about who controls these poll results?

You make it sound so easy when polls are the tool of the manipulators. Just ask Ron Paul.

Maybe God would remove Romney

Or there would be some alien intervention, or maybe his criminal background caught up with him and he was imprisoned, I don't know, all I am saying is that having Rand Paul as VP would be just one miracle away from him becoming president.

I'm Past Rand

A long business career taught me that some problems are very hard to fix, if not impossible. With unlimited resources and unlimited time and no apparent consequences if I'm are wrong, I might be willing to concede that anything can be fixed or at least made to seem that way to many.

Many people, on a fixed budget, face the choice between spending the money for monthly repairs on a very warn out car or replacing it but when the monthly repairs cost more than a new car payment the economic choice becomes simple.

When we ask the question; With unlimited resources, huge rewards to you personally for trying, and no consequences to you for being wrong, can you preserve all of government and fix it?, there will always be a long list of people who are quick to raise their hands and offer their services. What's to lose?

Sometimes fixing is the right choice and sometimes giving up is. I want the guy who has the wisdom to know the difference and in this race I know who that is. There are no gray areas for me.

I am all for that

What I don't understand is the need to fight him and all the hatred being spewed.

Why not respect that Rand Paul is doing what he - and probably his father - think is best? What is so bad about that?

How come anyone on a couch with a computer knows better than the senator who was raised in the Ron Paul home and had the most inspirational freedom loving father of maybe decades or even centuries?

Personally I think the Government must go. It cannot be fixed. So for me this is not what it's all about. It's about educating the people - just like Ron Paul has always said - and Ron Paul should be proud that his son is doing a fabulous job at that.

Yes, past him,,

Yes, past him, I never really was for him. He is not a Senator in my state and I heard his war/defense position a few years ago and didn't like that either.
If he ever gets to run for president I hope we have a better choice, but I will probably vote Libertarian like I have for the past decade or so.

Johnson is a warmonger too

Johnson is a warmonger too and ignorant about economic issues. See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTch7InkZjo


Did not Ron Paul vote for the..

War in Afghanistan?

Yes, I'm not pleased with

Yes, I'm not pleased with Johnson. My voting Libertarian is a vote for the parties principles and to bring awareness, I know the Libertarian won't win this time so I don't have to worry about Johnson getting in. I dislike the fact that some people may hear Johnson and get confused about the Libertarian party, but that is beyond my control.

I have full confidence in

I have full confidence in Rand Paul. What many of us Paul people don't realize is that sometimes you can get more done by getting on the good side of the establishment versus calling them names and threatening their lives. Rand Paul's strategy is to take over the Republican party and he knows he cannot do it if he opposes everything they stand for. Come on guys even ron paul said romney would be better on taxes than Obama. Lets all stop acting all betrayed and take the facts for what they really are.

We need to get an early start on 2016: Support Rand PAC 2016



Romney Go After the Fed ? Is Rand Delusional ?

Its obvious from his background, what he's done, and what he's said . . who Romney is. What amazes me is Rands comments about Romney maybe supporting a Fed audit. Is he kidding ? Rand is a doctor, obviously not a finance guy. . . If he thinks Romney will seriously go after the Fed (and anything else is window dressing), Rand is extremely naive. This is much more a source of concern than any alleged dishonorable intent on his part.

After decades as a conservative Repubican, its seems to me that the national DemoRepublicrat party is only there to maintain the systematic criminal robbery of the American citizenry. It is not reformable, and there are no true answers there.

Agree, the FED and their big bank cohorts

are funding Romney. Rand is naive to trust Romney. Rand is being used to put the brakes on the momentum of the Liberty movement because it is a threat to the established elite, the central banks like the FED, and the Bilderberg.

They will use Rand to accomplish their purpose of neutralizing Ron Paul as a presidential candidate for 2012 and divide the movement. Rand will not be VP because Romney will not be elected. He has far fewer delegates than the media is indicating, and there is no binding on delegates to vote for Romney, even though Rand mentioned that RP delegates have to vote for Romney.

It is not over until it is over. Ron Paul for president 2012!

Where's the TSA bill that

Where's the TSA bill that Rand introduced ... or cosponsored?

Thanks for talking to us, Rand Paul.

I still don't agree with what you did, but I respect the fact that you answered our questions directly and I thank you for the good you have done for our country so far. I am happy you are in Congress.

Please don't ever underestimate the power of your personal integrity, though.

Rand's So-Called "Strategy" Doesn't Even Make Sense!

NO ONE would have blamed Rand for supporting his father 'til the end! It is honorable to support your father!

Since your "strategy" makes absolutely NO sense, can you help us for assuming your reasons for endorsing Romney NOW are dishonorable?

If there was a strategy at

If there was a strategy at all (Rand’s endorsement), our liberty movement didn’t gain anything from it. And from my opinion that is the only thing that counts. To date, all it has caused was a lot of confusion and division within our own camp. It doesn’t really matter whether anyone agrees with me on this assessment or not, the reality is that is what happened, as evidenced on this site and others.

If such a strategy did exist to get Rand on the ticket as VP (so we had someone on the inside), that has miserably failed too. Here are the logical reasons why;

1.) If I were a neo-con and one of Romney’s advisers, I would be telling him to abandon any such consideration of Rand as VP, as both sides of the liberty movement (Ron and Rand) appear to be staunchly against voting for you anyway. So there’s nothing to be gained.

2.) Any man who can turn on his father like this before his campaign is officially over is capable of doing the same thing to you.

3.) Any man who is willing to go on the Hannity show, the arch enemy of his father’s movement has shown the length to which he is capable of going.

4.) If you have any hopes of pulling in liberty movement votes, you need to distance yourself from him, because he’s too HOT right now. We’re too close to the nomination to be associating ourselves with someone who is seen as being disloyal.

I’ve heard every argument; read everyone’s thoughts, including both our media and their media’s take on the issue. What we’ve solidly proved is we’re all still for Ron Paul, with no compromise.

But we’ve also proved we are bitterly divided as what the meaning of loyalty or betrayal is, or is not.

I’ve listened to all Rand’s interviews carefully, what I was looking for most was “My father approved my decision”. It is not there, but there is a lot of me, myself, and I.

I wish no ill to Rand Paul. My personal view is his ambition got the upper hand. Hopefully he does have a plan and it works out for the Liberty Movement!

The Winds of Change!

Makes a Lot of Sense

..This is definitely a credible analysis, whereas there seems to be much "payback" and emotionally-driven questions/insults posed to Rand here...many of which don't deserve the dignity of a response.
Thanks for sharing this.

"Beyond the blackened skyline, beyond the smoky rain, dreams never turned to ashes up until.........
...Everything CHANGED !!

Rand even said that he fully

Rand even said that he fully supports his father, and he and Ron both know this, but it does no good for the movement to endorse the now-losing candidate.

You guys have to stop thinking all-or-bust all the time.

AJ Is Hysterical Today, Says Ron Paul Not Going To Liberty Fest

because it might offend the RNC...Maybe some of you good people can confirm if this is true..I don't believe AJ.. He's acting hysterical over the Rand Paul endorsement of Romulan.

So far AJ has been 100%...

Accurate about Ron Paul. Without hearing in what context this was said (sarcasm, truth, etc.) how can we tell? Give us a link for better clarification as your question is to general. My personal opinion is Daily Paul is controlled by the establishment and we all have been compromised...so, with that being said you will be told what THEY want you to believe. What ever happened to asking questions about Ron Paul, it seems illegal on this site. Anyways, believe what you must but don't be sad in the RNC when Ron Paul folds.

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The word "co-opted" comes to mind.

Like the Tea Party was, are we being also? "We,We We" from Rand Paul in this interview as put forward by tdd4ron. Who is "we," us?

Not me.

Not me.

And of course,

you would be the expert here on that, with that massive 4 weeks of experience under your belt, running around campaigning for Gary Johnson, in between verbal attacks at Rand Paul and Ron Paul's campaign.

Yeah, you're a real "supporter" all right.

At 4 weeks I can see better than you....

And that should scare you. Just ask yourself this..if Ron Paul was really fighting against the establishment, why would he run as a Republican? Seems a bit hypocritical and your first clue. Keep drinking the Kool-Aid if you wish.

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No worries. Time is irrelevant.

There are people who have been here for years that are still clueless.


I spent the last two years holding up signs, talking to people in the streets, donating, etc., to Ron Paul because I believed in the long haul. now, I see things differently but everyone is allowed to have there opinion.

Another Softball Interview

The whitewash continues...

I want to make a few points here:

#1) When was the last time a political party followed through on its offical party platform??? Party Platform = Empty Promises

#2) Audit the Fed bill passed the House but was defeated by Dems in Senate last year! As if 15 Dems would vote for it in an election year when their leader is calling for more stimulus spending

Mitt to Rand: Rand, you mean all I have to do is endorse a bill I'm against but know won't pass??? Sure, no problem. Sucker!

#3) My father doesn't call people names. Wrong again! Ron Paul called Rick Santorum a fake right to his face on national television in the Arizona debate. Yes it's true, but it's still namecalling. In fact, that is a huge personal insult! Well deserved of course.

Still one question: Why before the convention???

Rand Paul never answered that question. And that is the biggest one of all.

If it was impossible for Ron Paul to get the nomination, then Romney had nothing to fear and nothing to gain by Rand's endorsement.

I guess it just has to boil down to this: Rand Paul doesn't understand our point and we don't understand his.

That's exactly what I keep saying...

After the convention, Rand's Romney endorsement would be much more acceptable.

It's an absolute insult to all of us who've volunteered and donated to close down shop right before the finish line. Going 100% into the convention has value in-and-of-itself, regardless of our chance of winning. All of us who worked and donated are entitled to see this thing play out to its natural conclusion in Tampa. To allow it all be traded away at the end for Rand's and maybe Benton, Tate, etc's careers is actually a bit of a betrayal from Dr Paul himself.

I agree with the notion that Rand is own person with his own political path. To that end, the campaign does not have the moral right to squelch the RON PAUL campaign for RAND's future. You see, I think there is a good chance the "Defeat Emails" from the RP campaign RESULTED from Rand's desire to endorse Mitt that came about after whatever BS promises Rand got from Mitt and the establishment.

In addition, the campaign has chosen a position of weakness instead of a position of strength vis-a-vis the establishment. I love Dr Paul, but am feeling a little scammed.

Didn't he say

That he did it at his earliest opportunity after the Ron Paul camp conceded the numerical impossibility for Ron to win a brokered convention in Tampa? Didn't he say in the interview that he did it so that we wouldn't be shut out in Tampa?

Agree with him on not, I'm pretty sure he answered the question - it wasn't a matter of how long he could wait, it was a matter of how long he HAD to wait.

I personally don't care that he made the endorsement, I'm still not voting for Romney and will continue to campaign for Dr. Paul through Tampa.

I'll attend Paul Festival and vote Gary Johnson as a protest to the two party system.

maybe they know the campaign

maybe they know the campaign will have enough delegates to win it? endorsing romney, then having him lose, will leave the liberty movement blameless.

This Needs to be Answered.

Keep asking Rand this question.

listening to this and the schiff interview

I am more annoyed than I was not having listened to it.

he goes on and on about people on the internet , he needs to know without us people on the internet he would not be in the SENATE!!!

Also he seems to think he is going to influence romney

just like Rand speaking out against bilderberg and then saying "no comment" a few weeks later , come on dude , he has sipped way to much of the RINO kool aid as they say.






"He's this eccentric Ghandi-Like figure that you cant touch with the normal bribes that people respond to."
the man Doug Wead on DR. RON PAUL

Ghostdog... I think you

Ghostdog... I think you accidentally pushed the caps lock button half way through your message.

Ron Paul will get a lot of votes on the floor, but he just can't win. Step back, look at reality, and ask yourself if Rand is really the delusional one.

This is what Ron Paul said... "That is just over 20 percent! And while this total is not enough to win the nomination, it puts us in a tremendous position to grow our movement and shape the future of the GOP!"... "Our delegates' presence must be felt both in Tampa and in years to come," Paul wrote. "Stand up for what we believe in. Be respectful. And let the establishment know that we are the future of the Party and of the country."

Nonsensical, hateful, and maniacal rants will not help. Go out and get to know your PCs. Be respectful and kind. Show the establishment that you are rational and realistic. Form good relationships. Then become a PC and start voting.

I just spoke with a Romney supporter last night here in Arizona. She wanted us to become PCs even though she knows my wife and I are Ron Paul supporters. The RP supporters in my district are some of the smartest and kindest people there. THIS is what will change things. National politics is a rather hopeless game. Local politics is where Dr. Paul sees things happening. It's amazing what he has accomplished on the local level. If you think ranting on dailypaul.com and other forums is going to change things, you are lazy and wrong. Get out and become a PC.

Those of us who have been in this movement

for a while should know it's going to get dangerous in Tampa. Physically dangerous. We here should know that it's still up to us to bring the delegates. I just think the only issue is that Rand may have made it harder for us to have any influence on them between now and August.

Good point.

He withdrew and left the rest of those crazy Ron-Paulers to fight it out at the convention. Sigh. May God protect and guide us.