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[Rand] Paul says he is considering 2016 presidential bid
Associated Press ^ | Apr 17, 2013 10:16 AM EDT | Ken Thomas

Posted on 04/17/2013 8:48:05 AM PDT by Olog-hai

Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, popular with conservatives and libertarians in the GOP, said Wednesday he is considering a presidential campaign in 2016 but will not make a decision before next year.

Paul said at a breakfast sponsored by The Christian Science Monitor that he wants to be part of the national debate and said that remaining open to a presidential bid would give him a broad audience on a number of policy issues. …

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: 2016elections; amnesty; gopestablishment; illegalimmigration; randpaul; randpaul2016
Basically a repeat of what Politico said last month.
1 posted on 04/17/2013 8:48:05 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Like father, like son. Heck maybe we’ll a Paul - Paul ticket.


2 posted on 04/17/2013 8:51:36 AM PDT by deport
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To: deport

He can consider all he wants. I won’t consider, or vote for him under any circumstance.


3 posted on 04/17/2013 8:52:21 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Olog-hai

And how long will it be before he won’t be able to hide (or his father’s nutcase anti-defense, anarchist supporters won’t permit him to hide) the same lunacy policies on defense?

Rand’s got a ton of questionable statements that have been buried since he focused on the more agreeable fiscal areas and was “forced” to give a correct opinion on the recent death of a seal member after his father made another one of his outrageous comments.

Fiscally, yes, but outside that many questions remain.


4 posted on 04/17/2013 8:53:31 AM PDT by parksstp
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To: Olog-hai

He better shove his garbage down a disposal, and be ready for Gloria Allred to come up with 3 women and possibly a dog that he either molested or raped 10 years ago. His garbage cans will be thoroughly searched and microphones will be hidden throughout his house and in his car.


5 posted on 04/17/2013 8:57:17 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: parksstp
"And how long will it be before he won’t be able to hide (or his father’s nutcase anti-defense, anarchist supporters won’t permit him to hide) the same lunacy policies on defense?"

The real nutcases are those who want to bomb the world then nation build it until we go broke. I'll go for a guy who would insist on a formal congressional declaration of war before bombing in another country. Maybe that's Rand.

6 posted on 04/17/2013 8:59:26 AM PDT by ex-snook (God is Love)
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To: Olog-hai

I’ll vote for him in a minute!


7 posted on 04/17/2013 9:00:39 AM PDT by Naplm
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To: Olog-hai

Don’t know whether I’d vote for him, but I do know that I’ll not EVAH vote for a RINO again.

So the Repulsicans better get us someone who’s not 1) 1,000 years old with a brain to match, or 2) a RINO with no brain whatsoever.


8 posted on 04/17/2013 9:01:26 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Olog-hai

2016 will be Rand vs. Jeb. Santorum, Graham and Rubio will probably be in the race as well but their campaigns will never get off the ground. I predict a Paul/Cruz ticket in the general election.


9 posted on 04/17/2013 9:01:52 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: Olog-hai

He’s going to have a hard time getting the nomination from people who expect “their guy” to tell them what they can and can’t do in almost every aspect of their lives or lavish them with favors for certain activities.


10 posted on 04/17/2013 9:04:22 AM PDT by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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To: Orangedog

His amnesty support is a dealbreaker.


11 posted on 04/17/2013 9:09:24 AM PDT by Politicalmom (Liberalism. Ideas so great they have to be mandatory.-FReeper Osage Orange)
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To: Olog-hai

Rand Paul will run on a platform of a weaker American where anyone of foreign status may illegally enter the country and stay.


12 posted on 04/17/2013 9:10:02 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Unless there is someone else viable out there with the last name “Paul”, you will not see that ticket in the general election. Rand Paul just shot his chance at POTUS in the head.


13 posted on 04/17/2013 9:11:51 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: parksstp

“Rand’s got a ton of questionable statements”

Nonsense.


14 posted on 04/17/2013 9:12:14 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: Naplm

So, you’re good with Rand Paul’s supporting of Amnesty?


15 posted on 04/17/2013 9:12:54 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: SoldierDad

“Rand Paul just shot his chance at POTUS in the head.”

Because you don’t agree with him on everything?

You are probably forgetting that the “base” nominated McCain and Romney in the last two go arounds. If anything, Rand Paul might have a hard time because he is too conservative.

You may not like his position on immigration, but the others (Jeb, Rubio, etc..) have positions that are even worse.


16 posted on 04/17/2013 9:22:50 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: Gaffer

The problem with Rand Paul is that every time he gets close to Dog Doo he has to stick his foot in it.

His filibuster against new gun laws was great, then he wants to give the country away to illegals.

Rand needs to learn that sometimes he should just STFU.


17 posted on 04/17/2013 9:24:08 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Olog-hai

If the GOPe pushes Romney again, or Rubio, or Bush, or Christie, or what have you ... Rand Paul is a no-brainer for my vote.


18 posted on 04/17/2013 9:24:14 AM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: Olog-hai
Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, popular with conservatives and libertarians in the GOP

Or at least was popular until he opened his mouth up for amnesty.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3008901/posts

19 posted on 04/17/2013 9:29:18 AM PDT by Yo-Yo
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To: Olog-hai

The Rand/Rubio/Amnesty ticket. I’m so psyched. / Sarc


20 posted on 04/17/2013 9:33:37 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: Olog-hai
This just in...



GOP is DEAD!



What's next?

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22 posted on 04/17/2013 9:35:00 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: Olog-hai

Rand’s son will be of age to run for president when Rand gives up the dream. Their motto is “Whatever it takes to help Democrats!”


23 posted on 04/17/2013 9:52:03 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Olog-hai

He won’t get my vote, although he would be popular in his native Europe. America says, “Nuke Iran. Support Israel.”


24 posted on 04/17/2013 10:06:55 AM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
You are probably forgetting that the “base” nominated McCain and Romney in the last two go arounds. If anything, Rand Paul might have a hard time because he is too Libertarian conservative.

That right there, along with his position on immigration (or, rather, amnesty) is the reason I will not vote for Rand Paul. Conservative? Not hardly.

25 posted on 04/17/2013 10:12:00 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: Venturer
The problem with Rand Paul is that every time he gets close to Dog Doo he has to stick his foot face in it.

Just seemed more accurate.

26 posted on 04/17/2013 10:14:06 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: Olog-hai
Rand Paul said Wednesday he is considering a presidential campaign in 2016

Me too, and I probably have a better chance than he does.

27 posted on 04/17/2013 10:20:06 AM PDT by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: itsahoot

I’d have to think about voting for rand and his coonskin hat.


28 posted on 04/17/2013 12:28:59 PM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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