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Peter King on running for president in 2016: 'I don't want Rand Paul to be the face of the Republican Party'

"We'll see where it goes. I'm not ruling anything out. What I'm going to try to do is certainly use this as opportunity to get my views out on national defense and foreign policy," he said in a phone conversation. "I'm not saying no."

King said he doesn't want the views espoused by some of his Republican colleagues on national defense — particularly those of Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, who has said he is considering a presidential run — to characterize the GOP.

"When I see people like Rand Paul talking about drones killing people out to get a cup of coffee, I don't want that to be the face of the national Republican Party," he said.


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What planet is this Peter living on in his own mind?

Who in the world has heard of Peter King?


Wow. That's Good News

If it were 2008 or 2012, the name "Paul" would never have been mentioned.

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So here is a man that has

So here is a man that has been a U.S. rep for 20 years. If he has been there that long he is part of the problem not the solution. Why in the world can't we have term limits!?

Formerly rprevolutionist

He's not going to run,

because he doesn't want to be exposed of his very close ties to the terrorist group, the IRA. Most of these GOP frauds who are the hard sellers of the Zionist war agenda/Police State are blackmailed with their past. King-IRA Terrorist, McShame-Vietnam Songbird, Lindsey Graham-Gomer Pyle Knob Smoker

"It's only terrorism if they

"It's only terrorism if they kill Americans." - Peter King (paraphrasing)

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Has King Peter declared the drone strike that killed

16 year old American Abdulrahman al-Awlaki in 2011 an act of terrorism?


Arab Americans don't count

to the bigoted neoconmen.

Rand will smoke

Peter King in a debate.

King is clearly going to be the "gooliani" of 2016.

King will be the representative of AIPAC and their associated goons.

King's job will be to attack Rand and drive up his negatives.


King and Bash (married)are

King and Bash (married)are both Zionist Paul haters. If King runs you can bet your life he will spend all of his energy bashing Rand. We can never forget Bash was "worried" that Ron Paul would do well in New Hampshire. She stated that she was personally worried about Ron Paul’s campaign continuing too long and an interview she was conducting with a member of the military was cut short when he said that Israel could handle Iran by itself. At least Paul supporters did not let her get away with it though. This video always makes me smile.


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I don't want Peter King to be the face of the Republican Party.

This guy is another warmonger.

I seriously think that Peter

I seriously think that Peter King, the sports journalist would have a better chance to win than this guy. He looks like a creepy boxing promoter, and his politics are so far right he makes Pat Buchanan look like a moderate.

Peter King (not the guy on ESPN) makes the republican party look bad.

He's like John McCain, but worse because he makes about as much political sense as Woodrow Wilson.

Holy crap, the GOP elite are really getting desperate.

Never be afraid to ask simple questions.

Pat Buchannan is a non

Pat Buchannan is a non interventionist, and closer too Ron Paul on the issues,(they are both PaleoConservatives) than almost all other politicians, King is a NeoCon

Ron Paul on his son Rand Paul:
"he does a lot of things similarly, but I think he does everything better. Than I have done over the years,"

I agree King is definitely a neo-con

For his name to be floated means the neo-con portion of the RNC establishment are getting worried about an extreme lack of candidates.

John McCain, Lindsay Graham and Peter King get more airtime and news articles than the rest of the Republican party combined!

Can't wait til these three clowns are driven out of Washington, hopefully by pitchforks and torches.

They're setting king up to run as the

non serious candidate whose primary goal is to attack Rand during debates.

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

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can stick it where the sun don't shine.

Peter King is a complete

Peter King is a complete buffoon. Nobody with half a brain respects anything he says anyway.

I'm totally fine with Rand Paul being the face of the Republican Party. I just don't want him to be the face of libertarianism or his father's life's work, that's all.

Not only is Rand Paul an isolationist

according to Peter King, but Ted Cruz is too, LOL. This idiot seriously needs to STFU, you really can't get much dumber.


His willingness to entertain a bid, King said, sprang from a concern about the lack of national Republican figures staking out a strong platform on defense issues. That silence, King said, has ceded the conversation to "isolationists" like Sens. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Ted Cruz, R-Texas, whose policies would be "very damaging to the Republican Party" and to the country.

"They're the only ones who are talking about foreign policy and they are doing it from a very backward point of view," he said. "Basically they seem more concerned about the CIA killing Americans having a cup of coffee in Starbucks than they are about us being attacked by Islamic terrorists."

Paul and Cruz "could be very damaging to the Republican Party and their policies would be damaging to the country," King said, "And I don't want over the next year, 18 months, two years, for the Republican foreign policy debate to be dominated by people like Sen. Rand Paul."

"I think the party is being defined too much by what I would call isolationists," he explained. "People who don't realize...that we have a real national defense role in the world, that we have an Islamic terrorist enemy which is out to destroy us."



He has also criticized Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) for his position on drones, which King has vociferously defended as vital to national security.

“It bothers me,” King told Politicker. “Rand Raul is talking about running for president, doing filibusters on drones. The image of the Republican Party is that we’re more concerned about Americans being killed by CIA attacks at Starbucks. We’re more serious than that.”


more from King...

King praised New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, both considered potential 2016 GOP candidates, but was less positive about Sens. Ted Cruz and Rand Paul, who are also might run.

“I would hope that our party is not defined by Rand Paul and Ted Cruz,” King said. “I’m not crazy about Rand Paul and Ted Cruz. But on the other hand, you know, guys like Chris Christie and Jeb Bush, I have a lot of regard for.”

King said his focus would be on foreign policy, but that he wanted the debate to go beyond whether the “CIA was going to use a drone to kill an American in Starbucks.”


Looks like someone is scared

Looks like someone is scared of somebody who's an impediment to the status quo.

glen greenwald on king

"who knows what goes on in the swamp of his mind"

made me chuckle when he said that.


That was a great line.

Bring it on, you Yankee piece

Bring it on, you Yankee piece of trash NeoCon RINO Monarch!!!

Ron Paul on his son Rand Paul:
"he does a lot of things similarly, but I think he does everything better. Than I have done over the years,"

Peter King, "terrorism you can believe in"

Peter King has a strong Catholic faith, so much so he was a spokesman for terrorists who were fighting for a socialist revolution.

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Peter King's 2016 presidential campaign slogan:

'Would you have a president, or a king?
Now you can have both! Vote President King!
Give me the ring! That precious power ring!
I must have it give now to me urgh I want it I need it
gurgle slabber schlurp grungle aaahhhhhh.....

I'm Peter King and I approve this message.

Chris Indeedski!

Daily Paul cured my abibliophobia.

Rand Paul's response to his ad

He is no King, he is a joker.

Fortunately, King Would Have No Chance At All

I'd like to see Judge Napolitano as our next president, or if the good Dr. runs again, as our next vice president!

Edgar Morgan

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I Like The Judge

If I had the chance to pick, it would be Judge Andrew Napolitano over Rand Paul. I've never said that anywhere to anyone till now. But its my gut feeling

“The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time: the hand of force may destroy, but cannot disjoin them.”

– Thomas Jefferson