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Rand Paul: Voters ready for Libertarian Republican in 2016



Sen. Rand Paul says he'll wait until 2014 to decide whether to run for president, but he believes voters are ready for a Libertarian-minded Republican candidate.

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GREAT week for Rand...

This stellar interview capped a week that saw Rand:

1) Give another national TV interview on CNN's State of the Union

2) Give the 'Tea Party' response to the SOTU.

3) Give another CNN interview on Wednesday, this one in prime time.

4) See an effort he was out front on (he actually sported a hemp shirt) - legalization of hemp in Kentucky - pass.

The march to '16 continues, with visions of Ron's 90-minute prime time address at the '16 RNC.

I wont vote for someone who

I wont vote for someone who couldnt even back up their own dad.

Well luckily your vote is

Well luckily your vote is meaningless!

I hereby pledge to negate your non-vote, by voting for Rand Paul myself :)

No vote is meaningless. We

No vote is meaningless. We covered that with the rmoney and Gj morons.

If ron runs again and also rand who will you vote for?

Everyone saying "Rand isn't a

Everyone saying "Rand isn't a Libertarian" ... well, ya, of course he isn't .. on the outside. Let me ask you this... what % of the vote would an ACTUAL Libertarian get, or do they get? .0000005% ? ... Rand MUST APPEAL TO THE PARTY IN WHICH HE IS IN TO WIN. It is UNBELIEVABLE that people do not get this concept. You all are like the people that Rove talked into voting for Republicans because "they are closer to God".

I am still going to be amazed what people say and how they act surprised here when RON PAUL endorses HIS SON, RAND. LOL. The most OBVIOUS endorsement of all time. People are going to say "Ron Paul is a traitor". "Ron Paul has joined the enemy". "Ron Paul has betrayed.. Ron Paul".

LOL. I just watched the movie JFK .. made in '91. You know, where JFK and then Robert Kennedy get killed.. by... you know who..

It is AMAZING Ron Paul was allowed to LIVE for the past 10 years. Do you people GET THAT? How NAIVE can you get? How idiotic can you get? DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHAT RAND AND YOU AND I AND RON ARE UP AGAINST? Are you OUT OF YOUR MINDS?

Go watch JFK. Get your HEADS out of your ASS.

If 'Rand isn't a libertarian'...

...then Ron isn't a libertarian.

If you listen to them both, Rand's message/content is just as much libertarian as Ron's. BOTH of them, when in front of a mainstream audience, pull their punches. Is their content identical? Of course not.

Rand grew up at the Ron dinner table. He spent a huge chunk of his life vigorously campaigning for Ron, including in the last two presidential campaigns.

Rand uses darn near every media op to slip in the word 'libertarian' in a positive context. (Even Ron didn't do that.) It's going a long way toward furthering the 'libertarian brand'. Name another national politician who did the same. Here's a clue: it's never been done before.

If you don't think he's a libertarian, you have your head up your ass.


also was asked in interviews over and over why he stays with the Republican party and he always said he has been one for decades.
He knew his voice would be heard best from one of the two parties. Its sad but its true.

"Once you become knowledgeable, you have an obligation to do something about it."- Ron Paul

I Support Rand Paul In 2016

He's got a good chance to get the GOP nomination and he's for ending the federal drug war, constitutional wars only and ending all foreign aid.

And unlike Ron, he is much more finesse with his message and he (much to our chagrin) kisses Israel's ass just enough to get the big donor bucks. Which means it won't JUST BE US FUNDING HIS CAMPAIGN!

Please stop with the Rand hate. I don't agree with him on everything but I did not agree with Ron Paul on everything. Rand is the kind of politician who can get Democrats to vote for him because he's got our message but he can deliver it in a much more sophisticated way.

Hopefully he continues to improve his delivery. I want our libertarianish leaders to be as good a speaker as Obama and Romney!


Chris Wallace is a pogue.

Gold. Guns. Girls.

Probably true..

"voters are ready for a Libertarian-minded Republican candidate"

now, if we just had such a candidate

and if the voters actually had a significant role in choosing their leaders..

We'd be good to go.

Go Gettum Rand!

Good job! I know what you are saying, I know what you are doing, and I totally approve. I am behind you all the way.

They thought they could call me a libertarian, but I'm not!

"They thought all along that they could call me a libertarian and hang that label around my neck like an albatross, but I'm not a libertarian,"


Lew Rockwell: Ron Paul and Rand Paul are different:

"Rand has always made it clear that he is not a libertarian"


Lew Rockwell has made himself clear too.

Lew Rockwell: "It would be a great thing to break up the US, just like it would be a great thing to break up the European Union."

Lew Rockwells agenda is to break up my country. He is a destroyer hiding behind something that people know to be good; liberty. Destroyers ALWAYS hide behind a shield, and I say people stop looking at the shield Lew Rockwell hides behind and see the ugly little Anarchist destroyer who's trying to use people to serve his agenda; to break up the US.

Would those words EVER leave your mouth? If so, why? I say we serve justice on all the destroyers, even the ones hiding behind Liberty. If Rand Paul won't call himself a Libertarian, it's ONLY because he's seen and understands what kind of scum hides behind that label.

Here is what the GOP stands

Here is what the GOP stands for
1. Election fraud. Just look what they did to Ron Paul!
2. Pro unconstitutional wars
3. Pro debt. We are over 16 tril in the red.
4. Pro Corp wellfare
5. Anti Constitution
6. Anti election choice. They tried to kick off the Libertarian / Constitution Party off the ballot in many states

The Libertarian Party stands for.
1. Anti election fraud
2. Anti unconstitutional wars
3. Cut government spending by 50%
4. Pro free market
5. Allways fights for the Constitution
6. Wants fair and equal elections for all Parties
I would rather stand with an Anarchist like Lou Rockwell than the ANTI LIBERTY GOP who want too destoy our great Republic like the GOP wants!

Then you will face justice Anarchist.

"I would rather stand with an Anarchist like Lou Rockwell than the ANTI LIBERTY GOP who want too destoy our great Republic like the GOP wants!"

What did I say about Anarchists being frauds and liars? What this one is doing is called "double think", believing two opposing ideas can be true. Let me reassemble this trash statement into something resembling truth:

"I'd rather stand with the Anarchist Lew Rockwell who wants to destroy the American Republic than a Republican."

Anarchists by definition want to destroy the US Constitution, the rule of law, and the United Sates Republic, yet they know that they'll need to use people to get the job done.

I'd rather stand with the people who'll serve justice on you little frauds and destroyers. The American Republic is not yours to destroy Anarchist.

If you want to try and break up the US with the Anarchist Lew Rockwell, PICK UP AND GUN AND TRY IT YOU FRAUD!!!

Just remember; you will face justice.

Rand can stand with a party that wants

More war more debt hates the free market hates gays hates muslims and hates the Constitution and liberty. The GOP HATES THE IDEA OF FREE ELECTIONS THAT THEY EVEN TRIED TO KICK THE LIBERTARIAN/ CONSTITUTION PARTIES OFF THE BALLOT IN MANY STATES.
The Libertarian Party has a record being Anti war Pro free market and wants Equility for gays and All faiths.You got it wrong my friend the Anarchist like Lou Rockwell are NOT out too destroy this Country BUT RANDS PARTY SURE IS ALONG WITH THE DEMOCRATS!!


I laughed for a lil bit after reading your baseless comment. Lew has been ron pauls biggest advocate for decades....ron paul clearly trusts him. R u saying dr paul has poor judgement. Cmon now...logic please

Yes. I question the character of anyone who hangs out with Lew

Yes. I question the character of anyone who hangs out with Lew Rockwell for 40 years; a guy who by his own admission thinks it would be a great thing to break up the US.

I wouldn't even share a beer with him because I'd recognize him as a user and destroyer. I'd pick up my beer, pass gas, and walk away.

lew is one of ron paul's

oldest and dearest friend.

well that's not very friendly

passing gas could be an act of violence and aggression. lmfao I joke. No offense intended.

Sorry you feel this way about Lew.

Ron Paul has often talked about rights of states leaving the Union many times. This is an idea that Lew and the good Doctor have quite a bit of common ground on.

You stated "Yes. I question the character of anyone who hangs out with Lew Rockwell for 40 years" Does that mean you question Ron Paul. Not saying questioning even the good Dr is a bad thing. Just want to understand your point of view.

If that's in the end what's

If that's in the end what's necessary to stop the insanity then I'll be for the breakup of the US too. Hopefully something less than that will work, but if that's what it takes to stop the endless wars, including the countless deaths of innocents, and to stop the continued erosion of liberties of peaceful people then I'm right there with Lew.

I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be. Albert Einstein

The false paradigm matrix zombies

are out in force in the comments section. Their gross stupidity will make you want to vomit.

It's just too bad Rand isn't

It's just too bad Rand isn't a libertarian, so who is he talking about?

If you disagree with me on anything you are not a real libertarian...

Well, he didn't say

Well, he didn't say "libertarian"

He said "libertarian-minded republican"

I signed in

just to remove one of your down votes because I thought the very same thing when I read the title.

lol, i just had to remove one of the down votes on

your comment.

Rand is NOT a libertarian. He's even said this himself. He calls himself a constitutional conservative. Sanctions kind of go against that whole non aggression thing Libertarians are supposed to believe in.

Then why did he call himself

Then why did he call himself a libertarian in this interview?

WHy has he called himself a

WHy has he called himself a Constitutional COnservative for years now? I havenever heard him refer to him as a libertarian. SHow e i this video where h calls himself that..

If you disagree with me on anything you are not a real libertarian...

you should ask him that

Not me. Flip flop maybe? I will concede rand is more like a libertarian then any of the other options. But he's going to have problems convincing libertarians how his sanctions vote is in line with libertarian non aggression principals.

Do you have to agree with

Do you have to agree with libertarians on every single issue in order to call yourself a libertarian?