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Rep. Peter King Would Run in 2016 Just to Prevent President Ted Cruz or Rand Paul
Mediaite ^ | 05/17/2014 | Matt Willstein

Posted on 05/17/2014 6:45:58 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Republican Senators Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio get thrown around a lot as possible GOP presidential candidates for 2016. One prominent Republican who does not get mentioned much in that context is Rep. Peter King (R-NY). But during one of his frequent interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Friday, King said he is seriously considering making a run at the nomination, if only to prevent those younger, more right-wing candidates from becoming president.

Asked by Blitzer about his 2016 plans, King said he’s “certainly looking at” the possibility, which will include a trip to New Hampshire next month. He said when he ran into Hillary Clinton yesterday he told her to “get ready.”

“I’m looking at this because I see people like Rand Paul and Ted Cruz, and to me, I don’t want the Republican Party going in that direction,” King said. Whether it’s him or someone else, he said he would do what he can to make sure the “realistic foreign policy wing” or “national security wing” of the party “does not give in to the isolationists.”

Rep. King has clashed with the younger generation of Republicans repeatedly over the last several years, recently saying Sen. Paul would make a “disastrous president” and acting as the leading critic of the Sen. Cruz-led government shutdown last fall.

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1 posted on 05/17/2014 6:45:58 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Peter King could just KISS MY ASS!!!! Piece of Moderate Leftist $hit!


2 posted on 05/17/2014 6:46:56 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Nothing is more savage and brutal than justifiably angry Americans. Don’t believe me? Ask the Germa)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m thinking Rep King would not go very far in the primary season. I used to like this guy but lately- well, he can just go to hell.


3 posted on 05/17/2014 6:47:37 PM PDT by D_Idaho ("For we wrestle not against flesh and blood...")
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To: SeekAndFind

Peter King is so full of it, he deserves a TEA Party candidate.


4 posted on 05/17/2014 6:48:29 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I can’t see him stealing even one vote from either Cruz or Paul.


5 posted on 05/17/2014 6:49:49 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: SeekAndFind

Snicker.

Yeah you go right on ahead and do that Petey.


6 posted on 05/17/2014 6:52:24 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I think he is just potureing the truth is that he would help Paul or Cruz by running.


7 posted on 05/17/2014 6:53:20 PM PDT by amnestynone (Lindsey Graham is a feckless, duplicitous, treacherous, double dealing backstabbing corksucker.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Pete King is another GOPe fossil that needs to be shown the door.


8 posted on 05/17/2014 6:53:27 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: SeekAndFind

He won’t do it. Too much ego, then he would find out what and insignificant piece of trash he is.


9 posted on 05/17/2014 6:54:05 PM PDT by bobo1 (progressives=commies/fascists)
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To: SeekAndFind

Run Peter run. It would actually help Cruz or Palin or Paul.
By taking away votes from other RINO’s like Bush and Christie.

Run Peter run and split the RINO voters.


10 posted on 05/17/2014 6:54:31 PM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: doc1019

Exactly.


11 posted on 05/17/2014 6:55:09 PM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: SeekAndFind
acting as the leading critic of the Sen. Cruz-led government shutdown last fall.

The Lie, repeated. Again.

The shutdown was solely and exclusively the fault of Baraq Obama and Harry Reid for not negotiating with the Constitutional budget-creating authority, the House of Representatives.

12 posted on 05/17/2014 6:57:13 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Compromise" means you've already decided you lost.)
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Outside of 25% of NY State, who would vote for the smarmy little weasel?

Self important IDIOT.


13 posted on 05/17/2014 7:01:15 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: doc1019

You are correct. If anything, King running would really help Cruz since King would steal votes away from Jeb and Christie.


14 posted on 05/17/2014 7:03:00 PM PDT by ConservativeTeen (Proud Right Wing Extremist)
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To: SeekAndFind

F*ck you too, Pete.

The GOP has to go.


15 posted on 05/17/2014 7:03:04 PM PDT by chris37 (heartless)
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To: SeekAndFind

He reminds me of a polymer based, nozzle tipped container filled with a mild vinegar solution.


16 posted on 05/17/2014 7:05:05 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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Rep. Peter King (R-NY). But during one of his frequent interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Friday, King said he is seriously considering making a run at the nomination


17 posted on 05/17/2014 7:05:45 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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- Rep. Peter King, of New York

Has a better chance at a Viking funeral than the GOP nomination.

Read more at http://stevedeace.com/news/presidential-candidate-survivor-2016/#zQ3CfTsqsPwfqX0i.99


18 posted on 05/17/2014 7:06:11 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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“he would do what he can to make sure the “realistic foreign policy wing” or “national security wing” of the party “does not give in to the isolationists.”

That part sounds good to me.
Unfortunately, ya gotta take the whole package.
I’m still waiting for someone who has the whole package.


19 posted on 05/17/2014 7:06:16 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: MuttTheHoople
Peter King could just KISS MY ASS!!!! Piece of Moderate Leftist $hit!

But might you consider him for V.P.?

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(lol..sorry couldn't resist even though I share your opinion of the freekin meat-head..)

20 posted on 05/17/2014 7:09:06 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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