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"No, Rand Paul isn't the GOP presidential front runner"

"I would completely discount the polls right now," UCLA professor Lynn Vavreck told me. "It's too early. Nobody knows who's officially in the race and who isn't."

Consider this: not one Republican hopeful has managed to amass 25 percent support in any poll conducted so far. The small swings in the polls are interesting trivia, but they're occurring among a tiny population of potential voters — and, worse, a population that is unusual in both ideology and enthusiasm. The bulk of people just aren't paying attention yet. They need to weigh in before the media begins crowning frontrunners based on polling.

At this point, more important than the polls is what political scientists call "the invisible primary." This is the process during which party leaders, insiders, and donors decide which candidate to support.


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too early to tell. I do have a feeling however, that the establishment may get rocked. Guess we will find out soon enough.

Fundamentally, I do not think

Fundamentally, I do not think Rand will become the Republican nominee. As soon as the spotlight shines on him, he will get destroyed. If people knew what he really believed about certain things, there is no way he'd win. It is really similar to Ron Paul. Certain people may like those positions and find them pro-liberty, but the vast majority of Americans would find them horrific (see both Pauls on civil rights).

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Yes, the vast majority of Americans have been brainwashed

to believe they have civil rights by belonging to some group as defined by the current HMWIC, as opposed to individual rights from birth.

Rand is better than his

Rand is better than his father at fielding any questions that might come his way. I wouldn't be worried about his standing with "the vast majority of americans" but rather I'm concerned with whether he'll get the same grassroots support from the liberatians that his father received.

If that doesn't become a problem, the votes will show up in Iowa. We just have to make sure they're counted.

I'm currently building a

I'm currently building a padded room in preparation for the 2016 election between Jeb and Hillary.

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

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Build quickly...

Build quickly...

Beware the cult of "government"...

That will be the first

and last time I ever read something from "Vox."

Just another person trying to throw a wrench in the Liberty Spokes.

And another push for Jeb Bush 2016...

If you don't know your rights, you don't have any.


another disgusting push for Bush. So pathetic.