Skip to comments.Rand Paul 2016 Presidential Bid
Posted on 04/17/2013 11:57:00 AM PDT by KentuckyTim
Rand Paul, Kentuckys junior Senator and Tea Party favorite, announced today of his plans to pursue the Republican nomination for President in 2016.
Paul announced early Wednesday at a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor, that he will be visiting the primary states of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina this summer the first major candidate to make such an announcement from either side.....
(Excerpt) Read more at constitutionschool.com ...
NO AMNESTY PUSHERS!!
If Rand get his head screwed on straight about “Immigration” and cuts out the anti-Semite and Isolationist crap then I would back him.
Yup, that’s a deal breaker around these parts.
Not going to happen, Randmesty!!!
“NO AMNESTY PUSHERS!!”
B U M P !! !!
He would probably be somewhat better than someone like say, gingrich, who has about as much respect for the constitution as a high school quarterback has for his drunk prom date.
Exactly what this nation needs.
How about we attempt to get some solid legislation passed before Rand goes all Obama on us...
I say no to ANYONE announcing a run for President more than 1 year in advance.
“NO AMNESTY PUSHERS!!”
You know, there are some things I like about Rand. What bothers me is that all too many people I am tempted to support, have no problem at all selling us out on one issue or another.
Politicians, if you support anything even remotely resembling amnesty and or other rewards for sneaking across our borders, you have just labeled yourself an anti-American.
Sorry Rand. I can’t support anti-Americans.
I disagree with Rand on immigration but other than that he is out to try to restore the constitutional republic and dismantal the police state which I am more concerned with than gay marriage, pot or anything else at the moment. He is the only guy who can actually name govt agencies he could bear to close and do away with.
If we don’t get the Fed govt under control and soon we will be in an all out counter revolution. I will be necessary but it will not be pretty.
No use pulling out of one ditch just to steer straight into another.
No grass roots support for either, in fact, just the opposite!
How about we focus on TAKING BACK the senate in 2014???? The 2016 election is a waste of time at this point.
He has potential. His views on illegals are concerning.
Rand Paul is far from perfect but it isn’t correct to say that he is an isolationist.
He isn’t an interventionist - we all know that - but being against interventionism isn’t tantamount to instantly being an isolationist. This country is stuck in the either/or mode when it comes to foreign policy: you are either an isolationist or you are an interventionist, and that there is no in-between.
There is an in-between: neither/nor. Neither isolationist, nor interventionist.
As to the anti-semitism, if you have some objective, verifiable proof I would be interested in seeing it here on this thread.
I just watched his latest campaign ad and while I think it’s catchy, I just don’t think it’s convincing.
So, no thanks.
And we really mean it this time, not like when we all said "No Romneys!!!!"
Nope.. no way.. No more Libertarians on our ticket.
We’ve run Libertarians on our ticket? To whom are you referring?
I’m behind Rand, even including his non-interventionalist foreign policy (not the same as isolationist, mind you)and some sort of amnesty program.
Non-interventionalism has more of an historical basis in the US than the present policy of long-term occupation / nation-building. We can’t afford it, it is not appreciated, it costs us lives and others the lives of innocents, and begats big government encroachments most of us despise like the anti-Constitutional provisions of the Patriot Act and the surveillance and electronic eavesdropping programs, the Kill List, and the whole Perpetual War Police State apparatus. A nation at war can never be fully free. And “War is the Health of the State.”
With regard to immigration, I object to illegal immigration mostly because it is so disrespectful to those who have gone through the legal process. But outside of that, I have no objection, and believe an amnesty process to be a practical solution. Remember this: when we all get riled up about illegals getting on welfare and the like, we are really railing against the welfare state. If you truly believe that no man has the right to the income of another, then you can concede that an illegal has no more or less right to your income than some dude born inside the US border in El Paso. In the abscence of our greatest enemy, in the context of a truly free Republic, there would be no need to define who is “legal” or “illegal.”
When was the last time the GOP had a libertarian on a Presidential ticket?
Let’s face it. MOST OF YOU will suck it up and vote for whatever RINO dufus ends up being the nominee.
I’m voting for a conservative AGAIN, even if he/she is not a republican
I think the US should help its allies. However I see no reason why we have a military base in practically every country while there is so much turmoil on our own soil!
We need to get out of the business of funding rebellions and manipulating other sovereign nations.
We also need to admit (as a party) that there IS such a thing as wasteful defense spending.
As an alum of the New Hampshire primary ‘80, ‘88, Buchanan ‘92 ‘96, Forbes ‘00,’08, Newt ‘12: if I use that background to project to 2016, I cannot see any grassroots conservative getting much traction in NH with Rand in the race. It will be Paul vs. one or two candidates backed by the insiders. Rubio, etc.
I guess I have an early excuse to skip the race ... NH has become dull & banal and has faded in importance with more emphasis on Iowa ... & SC, etc.
Of couse, nationally, if y’all make a list of acceptable candidates ... I expect Rand Paul would drain away much of the grassroots energy from their campaigns. Even more than Ron Paul did during his past 2 races.
my early prognosis is that Christie/Bush would made a push in NH with Rubio perhaps fairing fairly fair. Walker/Cruz, others, skipping the state for Iowa. So Rand would be the only one with a legit chance to beat Christie/Bush.
conclusion: keep the Rand hype off FreeRepublic and the local NH conservatives are on their own to make their own decision. Frankly, Rand has enuf resources that he doesn’t need much help from movement conservatives in NH.
Romney and ronPaul were the only 2 serious organizations in NH in ‘12. Fortunately, I do not live near Iowa, so I can avoid the Hawkeye Cauci in good conscience.
Bad link to news article. What about amnesty attributed to Rand Paul? I don’t really have the stomach for deporting innocent youngsters, but I am coming around, since their parents are guilty and attached literally to the innocent kids.
I do blame the USA for obviously encouraging invasion by Mexico, by failing utterly at enforcement, purposely. Now generations of duped illegals are trapped and paying the price, while the USA government gets off the hook scott free, guilty of tried and truly bait and switch tactics.
Link is invalid, and nowhere else on the interwebs is this being reported. So ... there is that.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.