Skip to comments.EXCLUSIVE: RAND PAUL -- I'M 'THINKING ABOUT' RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT
Posted on 07/11/2013 4:12:12 PM PDT by markomalley
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I’ve always been fascinated with that question. Aside from a few requirements (dignitary, law enforcement, CiC), the President doesn’t DO much...let alone LEAD. If not as a role model, what else does he LEAD?
IMHO, what we need, are more ‘regular’ people; these ‘higher educated’/Ivy Leaguers can’t seem to read/comprehend the Constitution that gives them their authority.
When was the last time anyone has seen/heard/read the President whip out his pocket Constitution, roll through the bill in from of him and declare “Nope, don’t see the authority. VETO”. Hell, is was Bush who pushed bills through stating “*I* don’t believe it, but I’ll get the S.C. figure it out”? WHat kind of ‘leader’ is THAT?
I’ll take a pass, I;m sick of voting for , well he;s better than he and Paul is too much of his father, too much for the homosexual agenda and amnesty
utter crap the GOP never talks about social issues hardly and it’s about time they do because cowards and RINO’s have only helped to pass rule 26 from the communist rules of 1963.
No conservative would ever want the homosexual, agenda or giving morning after pill to little girls or even voting for amnesty or even letting little girls and boys take drugs.
Frigging liberaltarians can go and get their own platform and nomination process but us conservatives won;t bother voting for a liberal on social issues and yes family matters
got to make it news to generate some interest in his liberal social issues and get him out there again like the stunt he did with a waste of a time filibuster and then votes for it.
yea like this family would vote for him
utter crap, amnesty, homosexual agenda, socially liberal, still when daddy can’t make it using the conservatives why not get the chip off the old block
The un-Obama, The un-Bush — Rand Paul for President
Cruz and Rand Paul are 2 of the only people I trust in DC. That is pathetic.
If R. Paul doesn’t get serious about social conservative positions, no way. And that includes borders and amnesty.
The defense industry.
I dont trust Rand on amnesty. Only politician I trust right now is Cruz.
I’m in for Paul. Maybe not my first choice, but the most serious candidate for actually shrinking the size of government.
So his stance on illegals is fine with you?
Yes, Paul needs to back off the amnesty talk real quick if he wants any conservative support.
Yeah, he should just deceive the voters and, then, reveal his true agenda after he is elected.
Isn't he a wild-eyed, drug-addled, baby-killing, packer?
Rand is too soft on the immigration issue for my tastes. Plus, I dislike how he rants against the Amoeba’s nominees, then votes for them. Sometimes, I don’t get the man. He is smart and likeable, however. Bob
All you need do is to remember from whose loins he came. His sire is crazier than the proverbial $h!thou$e rat. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Give “Rand-y” 25 years and he’ll be barking mad, just like his old man./JMO
I would not vote for him if he was the last person on earth.
I am with you Mr. Blond. Also, Rand Paul voted to confirm Kerry and Hagel. Cruz voted against both of them. Cruz is my man
The Pauls are demagogues, and they’ve worked nonstop to divide the Tea Party with their fake version.
I’m standing with Rand. Do you want a Bush? Tell me why ,in light of the past? And Rubio? You are kidding. He and “Paul Lying”
are politically finished. Who else you got? Yes, Perry has a heads up Chance but he is as stupid as a creosote soaked fence post. This Doctor Paul is our man — hands down.
I am always surprised by the people who claim to be Palin fans who cannot spell her name correctly.
I believe that that is his natural hair. I think that Rand would look better in a shorer haircut..to tone down the overly messy look of too many curls. And he needs guidance on his choice of suit colors. In general, he needs guidance and a handler for appearances sake. Go, Rand, Go!
Is Cruz running for President?
LOL! I can’t disagree with you about that. Bob
“Im standing with Rand. Do you want a Bush?”
Do I want a Bush? No, not really. But I at least want an electable candidate. One that has an actual chance of winning a Presidential election. That ABSOLUTELY does NOT include Rand or his infamous father. Most CONSERVATIVES would laugh out loud at the thought of either being elected to this nations highest office. BTW, the term “CONSERVATIVE” does NOT apply to the famous Doctor or his ilk.
Geez, it is like going back in time. These PaulBots just never stop. But they are very misguided. Both Ron & Rand have about as much chance of becoming POTUS as I do. If a vote were held today, just on Freerepublic, could either be elected? Not a chance. I would predict each might get around 5% of the vote. And that is just on FR. What do you suppose the result will be in a real national election??
It just never ends with these people. If you yell louder, and more often, you voice must somehow carry more weight. You might be able to intimidate limp wristed liberals (of which I classify BOTH Pauls) with your tactics, but not real Conservatives.
Ron Paul was an absolute embarrassment during the last election cycle. I expect no less from his offsping this time either. He will get around 5% of the LIBERAL/LIBERTARIAN vote and then claim some sort of moral victory.
How these people are elected to a position higher than Dog Catcher is the real mystery.
I like Ted Cruz and Sarah Palin.
I am not sure I could make myself vote for anyone else.
Rand Pauls immigration speech[but hes not in favor of amnesty, snicker, definition of is is]
03.19.13 | Hon Sen Rand Paul (KY)
Posted on 03/19/2013 7:04:07 AM PDT by Perdogg
...The Republican Party must embrace more legal immigration.
Unfortunately, like many of the major debates in Washington, immigration has become a stalemate-where both sides are imprisoned by their own rhetoric or attachment to sacred cows that prevent the possibility of a balanced solution.
Immigration Reform will not occur until Conservative Republicans, like myself, become part of the solution. I am here today to begin that conversation.
Lets start that conversation by acknowledging we arent going to deport 12 million illegal immigrants.
If you wish to work, if you wish to live and work in America, then we will find a place for you...
This is where prudence, compassion and thrift all point us toward the same goal: bringing these workers out of the shadows and into being taxpaying members of society.
Imagine 12 million people who are already here coming out of the shadows to become new taxpayers.12 million more people assimilating into society. 12 million more people being productive contributors.
...by softening its edge on some volatile social issues and altering its image as the party always seemingly "eager to go to war... We do need to expand the party and grow the party and that does mean that we don't always all agree on every issue" ... the party needs to become more welcoming to individuals who disagree with basic Republican doctrine on emotional social issues such as gay marriage... "We're going to have to be a little hands off on some of these issues ... and get people into the party," Paul said.
Rand Slams Congress for Funding Egypt’s Generals:
‘How Does Your Conscience Feel Now?’
Foreign Policy | 15 Aug 2013 | John Hudson
Posted on 08/15/2013 5:44:10 PM PDT by Hoodat
Sen. Rand Paul is hammering his fellow senators for keeping billions in financial aid flowing to Egypt’s military — even as Cairo’s security forces massacre anti-government activists.
[by “anti-government activists” is meant church-burning jihadists]
I'd vote for Cruz, (Palin if she ran in lieu of Cruz), Walker, Perry, or even Jindal before him.
Our problem will be having too many conservatives in the race, plus a few wild cards like Paul bunching things up, splitting our votes while the "moderate" (Jeb or Christie this time) walks through with less than a third of the GOP vote.
We would be wise to solidify behind ONE conservative candidate, Cruz if he runs, then figure out how to convince Jeb, Christie, Ryan, and Paul to give serious runs at the same time.
If neither of them run I could get behind Perry or Walker, just don’t think I could get behind Paul, or far worse the GOPe candidates of fat boy and Shrub 2.