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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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and ditto.

Although I would probably get behind Rand and even volunteer/campaign for him, it would not be with the same joy as helping his father.

'Peace is a powerful message.' Ron Paul


Still my final answer.



and the conservative constitutionalists say THANK GOD.

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

Rand Paul 2016

I hope those saying they

I hope those saying they wouldn't vote for Rand will take a chill pill. Are we going to get a more Libertarian candidate within the Republican Party? How can you pass that up?...it could start a trend that could last for a generation. What have you got to lose?

Live Free or Die Trying

Pascal' s wager? No thanks

Pascal' s wager? No thanks lol http://www.infidels.org/library/modern/theism/wager.html

juan maldonado

I think

...you have to be drafted like RP was to gain considerable credibility.

Besides the next election could very well be a Democratic sweep because even more people will be in the doldrums. The GOP may no longer be able to portray itself in a favorable light anymore unless the people en masse seriously consider the alternative to even higher taxes and fewer opportunities imo.

Besides many new laws will be passed until then making the difficulties of bringing about some kind of political equilibrium even more challenging.


Might be time to grow some balls and stand up for something.

Like your kids, and if you don't have/plan any, how about all of the people that have. How about all of the people that died thinking they went to war for those kids?

Nope, America is an idea and I for one am going to stand up for it.

40,000 laws were passed last year. You think this MIGHT become a challenge.

Just how much of a slave are you willing to be?

I'm responsible for others

I'm responsible for others peoples kids even though I choose not to have any? It's not my fault other people breed. Might as well tax the hell out of me to pay to feed them. Oh, wait, that's already happening.

The senate CFR hmm? I doubt

The senate CFR hmm? I doubt he can talk sense into that cabal of psychopaths...but heres hoping. I am thinking he was wanting this committee all along which does explain his votes on Iran sanctions, infiltrating in plain sight, but he will be purged if he votes against Boeners wishes as well. I guess at least one voice of reason can only help(even if that voice isnt as reasonable as his father)

Rand Paul, raised by Ron Paul, is thinking of...

running for President. Read "The Iron Web" by Larken Rose. Hint: Read it to the very END. We won't KNOW unless we TRY. There is a Lesson in the History of Troy. We will NEVER KNOW unless we TRY.

The things that will destroy us are: politics without principle;
pleasure without conscience; wealth without work; knowledge without character; business without morality; science without humanity; and
worship without sacrifice: Mahatma Mohandas K. Gan


Sorry, but with him only joining the senate 4 years ago, I don't think he will have the impact that Dr. No had.

But wait, won't it be better if Ron Paul also run? So there are more liberty candidates while Rand attract some of the mass?

"Truth is Treason in an Empire that lies" - Ron Paul

Educate the masses, and win in the end.


We all know what he said. He might had to say what needed to be said to stay in the game. Let't just sit back and watch for consistency.

Keep the faith in America.


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votes matter...and his votes suck!

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



juan maldonado


really ecolib?
your moniker says it all.
constitutional conservatives do not expect nor need your vote.

exhibit A

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

Rand Paul 2016

Rand's not interested in our vote.

He's going after the sheep's vote.

which is exactly what he needs to do

if he wants to become President.

ecorob's picture

ask romney how that...

worked out for him!

i'm still laughing...

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


well Romney was pathetic. Let's say....just like Obama instead.


laughing as you gallantly pulled the lever for obomba!

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

Rand Paul 2016

don't you mean




juan maldonado

Downvotes for something that

Downvotes for something that is true AND also a good idea? What has become of this place?

ecorob's picture

ask turncoat jesse benton...

rand can NEVER win!

not without US, the people, the tired and restless few (proven fact, argue, if you like...or, just ask mittens)

rand has already screwed the pooch and is in ISRAEL as we speak (and i'm sure he'll suddenly come up with some great humanitarian "thing"

more PROOF to steer clear of this false leader

go to eastern kentucky, senator! thats where you are NEEDED! as is-hate-real does NOTHING to further your resume with me!

fighting for the poor coal miners in the appalachians would mean so much more

mitch and rand...its kinda like lamar & corker in tennessee...both States are screwed!

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


when you gush forth with all this anti-Israel stuff it raises a major concern that you are anti-Jew. I'm talking about perceptions here.

New Hampshire and Ecuador.

ecorob's picture

anti zionist!

and proud of it!

anti nazis, too!

why don't you tell me I hate the germans for that!

anti skinheads, too!

why don't you accuse me of hating white people for that?

these distractions now FAIL because the people here understand these tired and worn tactics to "shoot the messenger" and ignore the argument

you are a fool for saying this, mcdonalds...

the current "leaders" in israel represent their people about as much as our government represents us!

see, 17% approval rating

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


I wasn't worried about the DP regulars. I was worried about the mainstream media and other enemies that come here looking for ammo to use against us.

New Hampshire and Ecuador.

That's right!!! It's like

That's right!!! It's like saying I hate our government, but I don't hate the people! They're in the same boat as we are kinda. I've seen videos of Jews against Zionism! Or Jews meeting with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, because they know what we know!

juan maldonado

You are in the minority of

You are in the minority of the minority if you would for for anyone else in the Republican primary. Sorry to break it to ya, but the Judge and Amash ain't running, and if they did, their national recognition is no where near the Paul's.

Rand knows that he already has 90% of Ron's vote locked up. What he needs to get are the independents and neo-cons. My grandfather thought Ron was crazy but he loved Rand. To me this is insane considering they differ on about 2% of their policy. I don't watch TV so I don't know what message they are putting out there, but whatever Rand is doing, it is working.

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i laugh at your ignorance!

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