"Not Much" Means "a Little!" Then Paul Tossed off the Question with a Joke About 2016, or NOT!Submitted by James_Madison_Lives on Tue, 09/04/2012 - 23:07
Before everyone gets twisted out of shape by all the Johnson-bots who gloat and want you only to hear the perfunctory "no," Paul's response to Jay's question was quite skillfully nuanced. It was NOT a no. He rapidly followed with "not much, after all I have to rest up for 2016." (Applause).
A skilled politician like Ron understands perfectly the weight of every word and construction coming out of his mouth. If he had meant to save everyone their efforts because his mind was completely made up, he would have, firmly and unequivocally. This is good news. He's playing it cute, which is his right until he hears the right offer.