Skip to comments.Rep. Peter King Would Run in 2016 Just to Prevent President Ted Cruz or Rand Paul
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 CNNs 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 hes 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.
Im looking at this because I see people like Rand Paul and Ted Cruz, and to me, I dont want the Republican Party going in that direction, King said. Whether its 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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Peter King could just KISS MY ASS!!!! Piece of Moderate Leftist $hit!
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.
Peter King is so full of it, he deserves a TEA Party candidate.
I can’t see him stealing even one vote from either Cruz or Paul.
Yeah you go right on ahead and do that Petey.
I think he is just potureing the truth is that he would help Paul or Cruz by running.
Pete King is another GOPe fossil that needs to be shown the door.
He won’t do it. Too much ego, then he would find out what and insignificant piece of trash he is.
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.
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.
Outside of 25% of NY State, who would vote for the smarmy little weasel?
Self important IDIOT.
You are correct. If anything, King running would really help Cruz since King would steal votes away from Jeb and Christie.
F*ck you too, Pete.
The GOP has to go.
He reminds me of a polymer based, nozzle tipped container filled with a mild vinegar solution.
- Rep. Peter King, of New York
Has a better chance at a Viking funeral than the GOP nomination.
“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.
But might you consider him for V.P.?
(lol..sorry couldn't resist even though I share your opinion of the freekin meat-head..)
He would take votes away from NJ’s donut eating king. He won’t touch Cruz but Paul is becoming more of a leftist every day.
People like King are the reason America is getting its ass kicked right now by Barry and his extreme left wing of the ‘RAT party.
He might need to protect Michael Grimm or Gerry Adams in prison.
I think they made a major error in the article, they identified King as a Republican, is there no accuracy in journalism? That’s Peter King, RINO-NY.
I think they made a major error in the article, they identified King as a Republican, is there no accuracy in journalism? That’s Peter King, RINO-NY. Paul kersey, clean up NY.
He and Huntsman can vie for the .01% vote
How exactly would this clown “prevent” Cruz or Paul from running or winning?
Quite the opposite, with him and Jeb Bush out there - it would create even more appeal for Tea Party candidates.
Choke on a piece of pork....bloated pig...
Hellfar, boy. Drag around a Texas parking lot on the end of a chain hooked up to a F150. Shut that boy right up!
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Peter is a dick.
“How exactly would this clown prevent Cruz or Paul from running or winning?”
I have a feeling he means he would run as a third party candidate.
Hillary (Democrat), Cruz (Republican), and King (Loser).
He would rather see Hillary as President than Cruz, Paul, or Palin, and he’d love to be in a debate moderated by his buddy Wolf Blitzer.
What happened to Peter King? His principles used to be intact, as far as I could tell.
So the thinks that the likes of Ted Cruz is part of the problem? Time to retire Pete.
How is splitting the RINO vote going to hurt Cruz?
This is a good thing.
I want many, many more RINO’s running in the primary for the republican nod.
The more the merrier.
Then we are assured a conservative will win the ticket and thus the Presidency.
Peter if you did run, you might split the RINO votes.
King wouldn’t be in it to win. He’d be in it to trash Cruz and Paul.
I agree with him on Rand Paul. Rand had the WHITE HOUSE in the palm of his hand when he went after drones and government spying...but then gave it all back with his new priorities - giving felons the right to vote, opposing voter ID, and pushing for Amnesty.
Puck Feter Klingon
IRA supporter Mister King should be politely invited to find a new political party (something much farther left, one supposes).
Thanks...it as needed to be said... Cruz/Walker or Cruz/Palin
“Peter is a dick.
King’s “likeness” is in the dictionary next to the words “Worthless Prick.”
I’m not sure how another member of the Republican left is going to hurt Cruz or Paul. Maybe he can take a few votes from Jeb, if the Republican left will allow it.
Actually, I hope he does run. So he can dilute the RINO vote with the obvious JBush-run even more.
King is a prominant republican? Well, that’s the problem right there.
His ego is a big as Bill EgoRielly. He can single handedly stop someone else from being president just by running.
I’m trying to cut out sugar. Then I read your post and now I want a SNICKERS.
And right there Pete, you should see the root cause of your future failure in such an endeavor.
You should but you don't.
And that is why you are really a liberal democrat.