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Rand Paul: I'm thinking about a presidential bid

Sen. Rand Paul, heir to his father Rep. Ron Paul's political establishment and following, said Friday that he is thinking about running for president, declaring that only a "libertarian-Republican" can unite the GOP.

Speaking on "The Andrea Tantaros Show with Jason Mattera," which debuted this week, the Kentucky Republican said that while he hasn't ruled a presidential run in 2016 in or out, the GOP is going to have to turn to somebody like him to win enough voters to beat a Democrat.

"We are going to have to have somebody a little bit different than we've had in the past," he told Tantaros on the show that replaced the Laura Ingraham Show on the Talk Radio Network. "Someone who can appeal to people in New England and on the West Coast. Someone who has a little more of a libertarian-Republican approach, I think, would have a better chance with independents and moderates.


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I told you Rand lacks a total since of judgment

You never say you're thinking about running for president. You're supposed to say I have no intention to run and then be begged run.

In a sense you are correct.

In a sense you are correct. But by putting your name out there media outlets will pick up (hopefully) that Rand Paul is a contender. But lets be honest with ourselves, the media will probably not mention Rand either way.

"One man with courage is a majority." ~ Andrew Jackson

That funny you should say that

I was just listening to WSJ radio and they were listing possible GOP candidates of course Rubio was mentioned and so was Ryan and Jeb Bush but no mention of little boy Rand. There was another candidate, way back when who boldly announced he was considering running for president way too early and he was so severely criticized for it he wound up not running{I just can't remember who it was}.

there is only one candidate the GOP has.

that even has the slightest remote possibility of winning in 2016 and he probably won't run. By the way I'm not talking about Ron Paul because he is no longer a Republican.

We Should Concentrate On Educating The Masses of Americans

Before we start talking about another presidential election, we need to first and foremost educate and info one another about the issues at hand as well as discussing how we can pressure this wicked President, congress and Supreme Court to serve, protect and defend the American people and its constitution...

We can talk later about eliminating and preventing massive vote fraud so we may have fair, honest and open elections.

Until we can accomplish the above, no liberty candidate can or will get elected POTUS

You need both if you want to win the election.

If Ron Paul had said in 2008 "I am running again in 2012" how much groundwork could have been done? How many people would have licked their wounds and jumped right back in to the educational effort? If Rand wants to win, he really needs to start NOW. That said, it seems to me that Rand has no interest in winning our support, so maybe there is no reason to try to get us mobilized.
Education is the key, but knowing the goal gives the inspiration to get out and educate.

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It has occurred to me that

It has occurred to me that there are far more independents and moderates than are known or accounted for in every state in this country. Imagine what could happen if those people were actually informed and actually turned out next time. Of course, it will be a miracle to get the people off the koolaide but we can try right?

Very true,

but the PC is what will do that. Ron Paul knew that and that was his effort. We can and must continue to take "back" the Republican Party. That begins with the PC. I still say, if you are and American, registered Independent, Libertarian you must register Republican, become a PC in your legislative district. If you are Republican and you have not done this...shame on you.

"About half of the Republican Party precinct committeeman slots, nationwide, are unfilled! There’s about 400,000 slots nationwide and about 200,000 of those slots are vacant. If conservatives filled up all the empty slots they OWN the Party. Precinct Committeemen are the Party."



is already pushing Jeb Bush. The liberty movement should be starting its campaign against him in their LD meetings.


how many reading this are elected PCs? If you are not, get on the ball.

If Rand

is 1/100th the man of Ron Paul, then he would be 1 million times better than any of our last 10 POTUS were.

We can't get everything all at once, the duopoly built their power base over the last 50 years. We successfully chipped away at half of their base time to kick it to high gear! Since the Liberty movement owns Iowa, Rand has a good chance to be the next POTUS.

Surviving the killing fields of Minnesota

Todays brainwashing: GMO's are safe

I don't trust him! Did you

I don't trust him! Did you see him run away from We Are Change? His vote on Iran sanctions, him going to Israel, like I said I don't trust him. He violates the constitution way 2 much. I mean what is his excuse? He broke my hear when he endorsed Romney. I was freaken shocked man! I told myself, damn he's bought! I mean his mom sounded shocked too. Lol. Tell me this, if Ron Paul was your father and taught you everything you know, would you endorse Romney? I thought so! Lol

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I seen a lot of Patriots get side tracked

on the DP. We all need to start looking at the big picture, that being, dismantle the tyrant government we have now. The FED as been around for a 100 years, they are responsible for all that is wrong with our government. Most people believe it is part of the government. My point is we need to just keep chipping away at the beast when ever and where we can.

I also was disappointed in Rand when he endorsed Romney, and some of his votes are suspect. But I am starting to think Rand is talking to Ron about everything, and the two my just be in agreement. I would blame Ron Paul just as much for lying down before Tampa. He knew they were going to pull the same crap as in 2008, if he really wanted it he should have crashed the convention. There is plenty of blame to go around.

How do we know this isn't just a plan between Rand and Ron to win in 2016. Rand needs to look more like a neocon for the GOP base and the media. I think it time to wait and see on Rand, give him some space.

Surviving the killing fields of Minnesota

Todays brainwashing: GMO's are safe

I don't care about your "bad

I don't care about your "bad feeling" about him. People are dying. People are being wrongly imprisoned and subsequently forcibly sodomized. I couldn't even give two shits man. He is the only serious potential presidential candidate who would do a damn thing about these things, and I seriously am sick and tired of peoples' mistrust completely blinding them from basic reason and logic. Without Rand we are completely fucked.

What don't you understand?

What don't you understand? he's "BOUGHT"! I mean he's traveling to Israel for godsake! tell me why its important to go to Israel, when our country is falling apart? I was totally on board with Rand up until the Iran snactions vote. How can you follow someone that doesnt care about law? or life and death? by voting for that, you're killing ppl indirectly! but you dont look at it like that, right? Its sick....... wakeup my friend.

juan maldonado

He's not! You are making

He's not! You are making baseless accusations without any proof whatsoever based on your BAD FEELINGS!! You are the one missing the boat here. I disagree with the Iran sanctions vote but I also understand politics! The amount of favor that got him with the Republicans is massive, while the difference it would have made if he voted against it is LITERALLY ZERO.

What's SICK is your willingness to see people DIE and be RAPED so that you can feel better about your vote and so you can parade your supposed morals around and talk about sticking to "principal"... WHILE PEOPLE DIE.

Rand is the one that wants

Rand is the one that wants people to die, not me! By following the constitution you save lives, don't you? Maybe I'm wrong! I'm just repeating what a guy taught me. What's his name? Oh yeah, Dr. Ron Paul!

juan maldonado

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you speak the truth, my friend...

no amount of political "grandstanding" by the bRand X Paul can alter that!

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
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Yup you got that right.

Yup you got that right.

juan maldonado

Lah Dee Dah

Good for him.


Rand Paul came out with this to force shillary to do the same.
and she did.
3 days after rand announced a month ago, Hillary did the same thing.
He is forcing her hand and he now has the upper hand.
in no way did hillary want to come out with her bid just yet.
\but she has.
when do hey do this?
when they are forced by the truth.

"OH NO! He has a SON?" Neoconservatives and Liberals EVERYWHERE!

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and he will...

just as soon as he gets the "all clear signal" from israel!

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

Has to have approval!

So glad to see that he's locking in the Christian Zionist vote by going to a foreign country only to remark that:

"CERTAIN countries receiving foreign aid don't need to be cut off the ol' teat quite yet".

Let's See, what's next?

1.) Tone down "end the fed" and replace with "audit the fed", much easier to sell to potential TBTF banks wanting to write campaign checks.

2.) Puff up about how important individual liberty is yet remind people that somehow aborion is not their right and they have no say in their bodies (good luck not getting eaten alive over this with the media).

3.) Remind everyone that he's a libertarian leaning republican, but that when push comes to shove, by God he's a PROUD conservative first, and really only has librtarian influences on a few of his positions; Stand with Rand! He'll Stand up to Washington!

I'm so sick to my stomach just thinking about the two-faced dwarf son of Ron burrowing deeper into Washington.

“Facts don’t cease to exist because they are ignored.” – Aldous Huxley

Kind of like a...

Sam Brownback with libertarian rhetoric and a feisty demeanor.

I will not be funding anymore campaigns with FRN's

I don't think we need politics here anymore. States need to do as they be and the fed needs to be dismantled back to LIMITED status.

Rand worries me like benton worried all of us. It seems that overtime they will continue to disappoint and NOT be anything near or like RON PAUL ever.

After hearing benton praise republican traitors, I don't know what to think of the Pauls right now or their ability to spot traitors amongst them.

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Just think

If he gets the nod from the right people, he won't need our stinking $50.

West Coast to Rand Paul

On social issues, you have about as much appeal as Rick Santorum.

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Voting for a President no longer has an appeal to me.

There needs to be a cultural change in America and it is happening. I didn't vote in the last election and likely won't vote in the next one.

The system is corrupt beyond belief and standing locally is the best I can do now.

Just my take.


I feel your pain

I think current efforts at gaining the keys to the Republican Party apparatus, will bear fruit.

However, the killer is the media. The blackout after the Iowa primary was crippling and the media can duplicate it anytime they want. Similarly, the Zionist's-in-media attack on our candidates was very damaging and I don't see any improvement in that area. Randall is correct in making nice with them, nipping that in the bud.

I had high hopes that the alternative media would take away viewers from the giant media corporations, but so far, it seems like the big 5 have just expanded the number of TV channels and bought up the successful independent web sites, and hired the Libertarian journalists and given them minimal exposure.

I'm glad I don't own the Daily Paul. Some corp could come along and offer the most honorable Mr. Nystrom a million dollars for the "Daily Paul".

"Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty" TJ

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a million?

surely, you jest!

this site is worth a billion if its worth a dime!

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