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News: Rand Paul Will Run For President

Eric Bolling, a co-host of "The Five" on Foxnews network tweeted today:

"BREAKING NEWS ALERT! Source: "Rand Paul will run for President in 2016""

(Thanks to @Anna4RonPaul for the notification RT on Twitter.)



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Rand Paul 2016 has my vote!

Rand Paul 2016 has my vote!

Anonymous source?

Get that out of this newsroom. Who is that twit that tweeted that? Are we supposed to know him?

I feel like Rand is a politician from 1999

His tactics and talk are so mundane. How is he supposed to energize the Tea Party or Paul supporters other than his name?

I'd rather have Wayne Paul, Ron Paul's older bro if Ron isn't running. At least he knows what's up.

Rand seems too much like McConnel's Tea Party shill, especially now that they got Benton in Kentucky 'running' crap now. How did that happen without Rand knowing or approving?

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Fight the Ron Paul blackout on the Daily Paul (now 'P AU L'), put his removed poster back as your avatar:
http://www.mediafire.com/?9ir62bp8nshv83m

Lets get the grassroots campaign started

Lets get the grass roots campaign started now! The sooner the better.

I think the most important thing...

...the grassroots could be working on right now is gaining/keeping control of the state and local parties. The guys in Iowa, Alaska, Minnesota, etc need our help. Those state parties will be a huge asset for Rand come 2016, and for any liberty candidates in general from here on out.

I'd really like to see a moneybomb organized to help fund the state parties that we control, to counterbalance the efforts of establishment Republicans to starve them of funding.

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

I agree wholewheatedly....

with efforts to expand our presence in the GOP machinery at the local level.

But I think that assuming they will fall in line behind Rand is a bit hasty. Ron Paul people tend to be very principled and one of the dominat principles is non-interventionism, anti-war and no entangling alliances. And at least some of them will view Rand's maneuvers concerning Israel with extreme skepticism.

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~wobbles but doesn't fall down~

Link?

I don't see a legit source.

"It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a rEVOLution before tomorrow morning." - Henry Ford

Rand is on fire

Today he slammed Christie:
http://www.dailypaul.com/270948/rand-paul-slams-christie-for...

LL on Twitter: http://twitter.com/LibertyPoet
sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
http://www.dailypaul.com/203008/south-carolina-battle-of-cow...
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

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NO Rand Paul supporter should EVER bump a comment from you or a post.
you are disinfo and seek to turn on rand at the last minute like you did his father.
and if people here only knew the disgusting things you said about Ron Paul and his family last summer they would chase you out of here so fast the 5 sides to your head, would SPIN.

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Rand Paul 2016

Mr. "my job is down-voting"

Everything you just said is a bold faced lie.

I have no idea why MN allows you to troll on his site.

LL on Twitter: http://twitter.com/LibertyPoet
sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
http://www.dailypaul.com/203008/south-carolina-battle-of-cow...
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

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check your post dated July 5th, 2012.
When you came out in support of GJ which was WELL before Ron Paul ended his campaign bid and well before the RNC.
You are the liar and no one else.

You deny but many here saw your disgusting post about Ron and his family
and also I welcome anyone to scan your past posts to 7/5/12 and see for them self.
The headline you wrote is "I support GJ for president" and now it is 403 access denied... Hmmmm.
do you deny, Canadian?
lol
everyone is welcome to check. Cant lie and spin me troll.
but nice try.

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It's ok to support more than one candidate

Calm down. If anybody's trolling, it's you.

Wrong

Rand endorsed Romney in early June.
That's when I started to campaign for two people.
Ron Paul and Gary Johnson.

In the stock market there is a saying: "don't place all your eggs in one basket"

LL on Twitter: http://twitter.com/LibertyPoet
sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
http://www.dailypaul.com/203008/south-carolina-battle-of-cow...
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

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There you go again.
I didnt mention rand.
Im talking about RON PAUL spinner.
stop distracting.
You created a post saying "I support GJ for president" June 5th 2012 and how can you support 2 candidates?lol
Youre a Canadian! Why do you even care, should be the question.

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

Rand Paul 2016

legalizeliberty

has contributed more to the movement than your pitiful posts ever could.

I'm astonished at your disrespect towards everyone with differing opinions to yours.

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LL has confused and distracted other libs since it first posted in 2006.
It is prochoice, wants to petition our gvt to ban guns from fed buildings infringing on OUR 2nd amendment and it is not even AMERICAN.
LL is closer to piers morgan then anything else.
Hows that?
BTW

I only hit the SMACKS like you and LL.
No one else, unfortunately there are many here that werent before, so it happens more frequently.
and I don't smack ones with differing opinions so much as what they say.
My opinion of them is irrelevant.
The truth and perception of it, is what is relevant and I will call out liars and spinners like LL every time.
LL has no intention on following Rand Paul.
It posts threads on him for up votes but hates republicans, conservatives and constitutionalists.

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Rand Paul 2016

You assumed

that libertarian idea was developed by RP and limited to his stance. Modern Libertarian thought started with Ayn Rand. Modern Political Libertarian movement started with Rothbard.

a. I, like Ayn Rand and many others, think that people should procreate based on their ability to feed their own children. Abortions are okay until the 3rd trimester. After that, abortions are okay only if the health of mother or the baby is in danger.

b. Individual liberty works only via private property, not via public property. Banning guns and limiting freedom of speech in public places like Fed buildings or public universities is okay with me.

c. Further development on libertarian thought is possible as well. For example, it may be reasonable to restrict private owners from torturing their own animals on their private land. That is an open area for debates.

Umm...

The roots of libertarianism began with Locke and Cato's Letters in Britain. Locke and his concepts of property are considered the foundation of libertarianism and he is considered by many to be THE "proto-libertarian".

The torch was passed to the founding of America. Rothbard said the founding was the greatest experiment in Liberty that has ever occurred.

The next milemarker is the Old Right of the early twentieth century epitomized by Robert Taft. Rothbard founded the Taft Club.

Post WW2 the extremes of the libertarian movement were bounded at one end by Goldwater and shortly after. the other polarity by Rothbard, who started out Old Right, was fully gelling his spanking new "anarcho-capitalism". Rothbard is a relative newcomer in the grand scheme and anarchists are a decided minority of those considered libertarian. Estimates found on LRC.com and mises.org range from 10-15%.

Ayn Rand said she was not a libertarian and said she hated libertarians. Ayn PARTICULARLY hated Rothbard with a passion. Ayn hated lots of people.. except herself. :p

And that concludes my presentation of "The History of Libertarianism for Those On the Go".... *bows*

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What I assume is that Ron Paul is not a libertarian.
He has never been one and has never claimed to be.
Even when he ran for president on the libertarian ticket he did not become one and they were ok with that, it was a deal worked out between them. Much like GJ is not libertarian and ran on that ticket.
Journalists say both Pauls are libertarian and Paul neither ever corrects them. Why would they??.
Ron Paul is a constititutional conservative republican who holds certain libertarian ideals. but is not libertarian.
he is a conservative, always has been and saying he is anything other then a conservative is the spin here Im pointing out.

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Rand Paul 2016

His first presidential bid was as a Libertarian.

Welcome to the Ron Paul movement. Do a little research, he is a fascinating man.

Love or fear? Choose again with every breath.

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You are not part of the ron paul mvt. you are part of a liberty movement. You may use ron pauls name like many others do here, but disagree with him on many issues that are of the utmost importance to him.

BTW. Ron ran on the Libertarian ticket but DID not become one.
facts please.
Much like GJ just did.
The libertarian party will take what they can get- but neither Drs. paul were ever libertarian and Ron only ran as one, but never became one.
He never sold out his true conservatism.
But thanks for the spin.

Find one clip where paul says he is a Libertarian.
You cant because hes not.
He is and always has been a conservative and only left the republican party for a short time, but he never gave up being a republican, he simply left the party. Much like myself. But my voter card still identifies me as republican and I consider myself one and this is what bites libs and libertarians because Ron Paul did the same thing.
Just because you keep saying ron was a Libertarian in 1988 does not make it true. Libertarians hold NO POWER in our gvt.
8000 districts and libertarians hold NOT ONE.
No congressional power and a Libertarian in todays definition, never held the white house.

facts please.

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Rand Paul 2016

You are funny.

His name on the Libertarian ticket means he was a Libertarian, politically, by definition. He often describes his views as "libertarian." I am so sorry you can't handle that your hero is not what you dream he is. Whatever.

Love or fear? Choose again with every breath.

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Ron Paul DOES NOT believe in a womans right to choose.
That is not a Libertarian ideal. but it is conservative and republican.
Ron Paul does not want to assist illegal immigrants on their path to citizenship. Instead he wants to take away their perks.
This is not a Libertarian ideal. but it is conservative and republican.
Ron Paul does not believe we should have passed the 1964 civil rights bill.
That is not a Libertarian ideal. but it is a conservative ideal and a republican one.

try as you may, your comments and understanding of Ron Paul is "fishy" and lacks cultural understanding of todays and yesterdays politics- but is fishy, to say it best.
Go back to school and learn what Libertarians believe and what Ron Paul believes.
Try as you may, you lose this argument every time we have it- yet you wont admit it.
No worries. I understand it is hard to admit sometimes when youre wrong-

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Rand Paul 2016

A few points

1. Some libertarians are pro-life, some are pro-choice; this issue is not part of the core libertarian doctrine. All libertarians believe in the protection of life, the debate is over whether an unborn child is a human life in the meaningful sense of the term. RP being pro-life does not mean that he's not a libertarian.

2. Taking away welfare for illegal immigrants (or anyone else for that matter) is absolutely a libertarian position.

3. The Civil Rights Act violates private property rights, thus opposition to the Civil Rights Act is absolutely a libertarian position.

Ron Paul is a libertarian - I really can't believe this is debatable.

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

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I see what youre saying.
Paul has libertarian ideals but claims he is a "constitutional, conservative republican". His words on this debate not mine.
He has never claimed to be anything else and never has he said he is a "Libertarian".
Journalists do, some of his followers do- and he never corrects them.
Ron would join the Constitutionalist Party before the Libertarian Party eitherway. He has said so. Also he has said he wants a new party to be formed, maybe a "Constitutionalist" party. what he meant I dont know.
There all ready is a "Constitutionalist Party".

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When one has clean hands, they want to announce early so they can be vetted.
When one has dirty hands, they play hide and seek and announce at the last minute.

when Rand Plays Ball, he hits as hard as his father.
Hillary will be forced to come out and announce, as she all ready has.

SO LET THE EARLY VETTING BEGIN!

Im gonna have a Benghazi Tea tonight and toast shillary!lol

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Rand Paul 2016

Lol

Ron didn't announce his 2012 run officially until early 2011. Just contradicted yourself.

when Rand Plays Ball, he hits as hard as his father.

I'm not sure if Ron would agree since he doesn't feel the need to pander to the neo-conservatives, unlike his son.

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sorry but you cant catch me.
BTW
Shouldnt you have your nose up hillaries phatt waffle?

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Rand Paul 2016

Funnily enough AnAppealToHeavenWash used the same tactic

I won't go to the trouble of re-writing my arguments, I'll just copy/paste them.

Here's your rational:
"If you don't agree with me then I'm going to create fictitious rumors about why."

Your unquestioning allegiance is worrisome for the future of this movement.

My biggest hangup with Rand is his neo-conservative leanings. You're trying to frame me as a liberal because I don't support what you consider to be a libertarian candidate. My problem is that he's not libertarian enough for me.

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The movement you belong to is not the same one Ron Paul does, nor his son Rand Paul, nor me. So you are right.
The movement your speaking of was created by GJ liberals looking for a home in the libertarian party- which neither paul endorses.
The Tea Party is where the Pauls movement is and the bulk of conservatives and constitutionalists, libery republicans, oath keepers and the like are there as well.

Tell me.
What part of "Rand Paul is not a libertarian" dont you get?
He doesnt cater to libertarians and doesnt cater to liberals.
He is a conservative through and through and many cant or wont accept this- but it is FACT that cant be spun.
Rand eats neoconservatives and called the senate leader of neocons a "troll" to his face on the senate floor in front of everyone.
If that isnt proof Rand is not a neoconservative then I dont know what is. Calling Rand neoconservative is just like calling his father one.
It doesnt make sense, is untrue and is mere spin by libs that rand refuses to cater to, unlike his dad who is from a different generation.

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