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Rand Paul: I will vote for Chris Christie if he is GOP nominee


Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky says he would vote for Chris Christie should the outspoken New Jersey governor win the 2016 Republican nomination for president.

"I've always been a Republican, supported the Republican nominee, and don't plan on changing it anytime soon," Paul told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV when asked if he would back Christie.

"Yeah. Take it exactly how I said it. I've always supported the Republican nominee and don't plan on doing otherwise."


I'm only posting this so certain people don't flip out if he endorses him in 2016 when he said he would three years earlier.

(Kinda like they did when Rand endorsed Romney and he had said he would support whoever the nominee was.)

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You'll let us know when you find that special one,


"If you want something you've never had before, you have to do something you've never done before." Debra Medina

he said looking elsewhere

not "that special one"

big difference.

Finally.... Someone thinking

Finally.... Someone thinking critically.

You will thank the liberty

You will thank the liberty minded people who are getting elected within the two party system and the people helping them get elected. After we've gone in through the backdoor and cleared out the house of course, then open the front door for ya.

I respect your opinion SB,

I respect your opinion SB, but the power of two party existence can not be broken. Just infiltrated and changed from the inside. The old guard are literally dieing of old age and many of them are losing elections in primary elections. I'm actually surprised how fast we're changing the party from the inside out. We need to play the game a little while longer till most of the old farts are gone.

best of luck

but do you seriously think the old dons and wise guys don't have other
plans and people in place? they'd rather see the party totally dead.
you might get something added to the platform which they will then laugh about and ignore.

Rand Paul is digging his grave

Actually, he's already dug his grave for me.

We all want progress, but if you're on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.

-C. S. Lewis

Playing the game people

You've got to play the game, so they can consider you as a contender. He had gotten this far by backing Romney at the right time....even if it pissed off the loyalist. I say let him play the game, he knows what he's doing. He's gotten farther than Ron Paul as far as media agreeing with him....I can still see a strong influence from his dad....and reading in between the lines the talking heads see it too, but are having a hard time going against him att.

Try and come up with a new justification please

It is so tiring to see another post talking about "playing the game." Rand Paul has his father's name and is trying to bring libertarians and tea party people into the party. Everyone says he is pulling the wool over on the Republicans. He is pulling to wool over on constitutional conservatives. Rand Paul is a turd sandwich.

We all want progress, but if you're on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.

-C. S. Lewis

"I'd vote for any tyrant if he had an 'R' after his name."

But I sure as hell wouldn't! The establishment takeover of the R3VOLUTION is complete. I just hope the destruction of this nation is complete enough to take out EVERY politician.

It's what he feels like he has to do.

However, I don't. And I won't.

Ron Paul convert from the Heart of Dixie

Rand gave the only reasonable answer...

.. to a politically loaded question.
The insiders would love to create a wedge between Rand and the rank and file Republicans he will need to make him the next GOP nominee for POTUS. I am pleased to see that he is smart enough not to throw himself onto this landmine.

The Virtual Conspiracy

Party Politics

If Rand wants the nomination, he will have to get a little dirty to do so.

Remember how Ron was treated?

Dont forget that Ron refused to endorse the Republican. It cost Ron dearly...

Like it or not, its a lot of the reason he was snubbed so badly.

'Peace is a powerful message.' Ron Paul

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And it's one of the reasons that got our attention.

Consistency. Do you think that Ron Paul would pack stadiums with this kind of strategy? Would we be here now?

I wouldn't vote for Christie.

He is a collectivist who essentially doesn't value in freedom.

"Bend over and grab your ankles" should be etched in stone at the entrance to every government building and every government office.

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You know that, and I know that.

Why doesn't Rand know that?

Yea how could anyone

take him seriously now, how could we support Christie a guy who doesn't even believe in freedom and the bill of rights

Rand Paul is

just not as principled as his Father, party loyalty isn't as important as the issues, George Washington warned us about political parties, he was completely right.

Political ideological Purists win nothing

Political Ideological Purists win nothing ever.

the libertarian message

continues to spread. how is that not winning?

Yayaya purists are the problem for all the ills of a political

movement involving a vocal minority founded by purist philosophy or ideologies. What is the value of political victory if there is no substance behind it? If peoples hearts and minds haven't really changed what is the desert?

I will concede the political soapbox and campaigns can have value but it has no value to me whatsoever if not firmly grounded in a liberty philosophy. I didn't canvass, sign wave, or any other dumb stuff in 2007 on some lessor of two evils or party first crap. I didn't have conversations with war mongering old fogies wearing USS NUKE EM SKY HIGH baseball caps because I needed to discover how good the U.S. is at bombing brown people.

As a former student and fan of the constitution I can even give leeway on petty technical formalities like a declaration of war versus a congressional authorization to use force so long as the principles behind authorizing force are rooted in just war theories and not wars of aggression. I can even tolerate a candidate who believes domestic welfare programs are the best thing since sliced bread so long as they also believe it is wrong to force everyone to participate by not being able to opt out.

But this whole non-sense that people should fall in line behind any old candidate just because they have a R behind a name is ... non-sense. Having an R behind ones name means nothing. Someone can have an R behind their name and advocate just about anything.

Interesting statement, Michaelwiseguy

So then you would be up to this challenge:


"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

This statement just

This statement just reinforces the importance of eliminating political parties. The USA is a mess because of them. Yep, Rand is placing party before principle with all its attendant problems. I'm not really surprised though. Give me Justin Amash for POTUS.

Rand was a NEOCON

is a NEOCON and always will be a NEOCON war Monger.

Exactly why

I wouldn't vote for you!!!


There is no other word for it

LIBERTY must take the day !!!

Life is a sexually transmitted disease with a 100% fatality rate.
Don't Give me Liberty, I'll get up and get it myself!

With a coment like that, I question your motives

on this site.
Lady Libertys' only hope of getting a foot in the Governmental door is through Rand Paul, son of plain speaking Dr Ronald Paul.
Your stance reminds me of the tribe of people who waited for their god to sweep out of the sky to save them from their enemy...they all perished.
The neighboring tribe however, drew up a plan and vanquished the enemy.
Which "tribe" do you belong to...the whingers and waiters, or the up and doers?

Know what your stance reminds me of?

An Obushma supporter. Enough with the cult of personality bullshit already.

You're putting all your hope and faith into a single man while compromising the message.

You and several others on this site put him on an impossibly high pedestal where he's "the only hope", and everything he does is part of some grand 'chess game'.

I hear this very single time. "So and so is our only hope!" "Joe Jackoff is 'murka's last chance!"

Hey, wasn't Ron Paul the "last hope" in 2008...then again in 2012?

Using ridiculous hyperbole like that is what I expect to hear from people who turn politics into a grade school-level personality contest.

A signature used to be here!

So, who will you put your

name to?
I'm not American, so I don't support ANY of your recent past or presidents. None of them have been worthy of praise. But unfortunately, wither the POTUS goes, so do we, that is why I am interested in Ron Paul, and have a genuine desire to abolish Big Government...one small step at a time if need be.