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Rand Paul On Potential 2016 Presidential Bid: GOP In Danger Of ‘Becoming A Dinosaur’ (Video)

Rand Paul On Potential 2016 Presidential Bid: GOP In Danger Of ‘Becoming A Dinosaur’ (Video)

by Noah Rothman | 2:34 pm, November 27th, 2012

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) appeared on CNN with anchor Brooke Baldwin on Tuesday where he candidly opened up about his interest in a presidential bid in the future. Paul said that the Republican party is in danger of becoming “a dinosaur” which is unable to compete in national elections. Paul’s prescription for needed changes that the GOP should adopt includes a more libertarian approach to foreign policy, the war on drugs and immigration reform.

Baldwin asked Paul about his potential presidential plans and whether he has taken any action to try to line up supporters who would back him in the primaries. Paul did not go into the details of his actions, but he said that he would not deny that he was interested in the presidency.

“I want to be part of the national debate,” Paul said. “I think my party – the Republican party – is shrinking. We’re in danger of becoming a dinosaur.”

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Us and them. Get it

Us and them. Get it straight Rand.

We are going to take over the party, and we aren't going to compromise while doing so.

You aren't setting a good example by pandering and playing with evil people and their evil ideas. People are losing faith in you because of it.

Stop playing politics and own up to the example your father gave us on principle!

In 40+ years...

...libertarians haven't had a spokesman with a national podium like the one Rand now has.

It's never been a more exciting time to be a libertarian, at least not in my lifetime.

And he's blowing it

This is the opposite of libertarian:


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I'm pro-choice...

...and I don't think he's blowing it.

"This is the opposite of libertarian"

No, libertarianism is about non-aggression, protecting persons and property. The abortion issue stands outside libertarianism. That is, libertarianism has nothing to say about whether or not an unborn child is a person. If it is, then libertarianism says it should be protected. If not, not. Good libertarians can disagree on abortion, in the same way that they can disagree on any other issues which stand outside the philosophy: e.g. whether homosexuality is a sin, whether drugs are good or bad, whether pepsi is better than coke. One's opinions on these questions have no bearing on one's libertarianism. To say otherwise is to hijack the term libertarian.

"Alas! I believe in the virtue of birds. And it only takes a feather for me to die laughing."