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Rand Paul: ‘I think the election is over. I think that Romney has already won’
The Daily Caller ^ | September 20, 2012 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 09/20/2012 9:06:47 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

(VIDEO AT LINK)

On Hugh Hewitt’s radio show on Wednesday, Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul said that as far as he was concerned, Mitt Romney was already the victor over incumbent Democratic President Barack Obama.

“You know, I think — I’m in the minority here, but I think the election is over,” said Paul, who was on to promote his new book “Government Bullies: How Everyday Americans Are Being Harassed, Abused, and Imprisoned by the Feds.”

“I think that Romney has already won,” Paul continued. “The people really are tired of the debt. They’re tired of irresponsible leadership. I think they’re tired of having 23 million people out of work. So, I think you’ll find — and this is my prediction, and of course, I could be wrong. I am fallible.”

Paul went on to tell Hewitt, who has his own recently released book, “The Brief Against Obama: The Rise, Fall & Epic Fail of the Hope & Change Presidency,” that things are lining up much like they did in the 1980 election for Ronald Reagan on the economic front, which will work in Romney’s favor.

“But you remember when Reagan just pulled away from Carter at the end?” Paul continued. “I think that’s what we’re going to see is people coalesce and find that the country’s just not headed in the right direction with all this unemployment and economic stagnation and that they want somebody who’s been in business, somebody who’s run successful businesses and created jobs. I think that’s the way it’s going to break down, simply on that issue, is which way do we take the country — with someone who likes American business, or someone who can’t wait to sort of punish, regulate and tax American business.”


TOPICS: Kentucky; Campaign News; Polls; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: 2012; economy; kentucky; lping; obama; randpaul; romney; unemployment
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1 posted on 09/20/2012 9:06:49 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

and this is my prediction, and of course, I could be wrong. I am fallible.”

...yep. He’s a Republican. No commitement whatsoever.


2 posted on 09/20/2012 9:10:46 AM PDT by albie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I agree Rand but we can’t stop working now....


3 posted on 09/20/2012 9:14:19 AM PDT by jokemoke
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To: albie
Saying that you're not infallible is being noncommittal? These are men, not gods.
4 posted on 09/20/2012 9:23:03 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Tired of the CHAOS, a regime of disrespect, dishonor, overturned traditions, unbelievable and outrageous comments and actions, heavy-handed domestic assault while weakness abroad, and a President who’s on TV EVERY DAY. Sick of it. Get the race card, gender card, and gay card OUT of our administration and get back to traditional American values again! Get the ghetto OUT of our White House. No more Jay-Z.. Get the Muslim Brotherhood OUT and return to meetings with Netanyahu and a NORMAL, FRIENDLY domestic economy and STRONG foreign policy and NOT GAY MILITARY and with NO apologies!


5 posted on 09/20/2012 9:23:47 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ve said this for months, and nothing has made me change my mind on this at all...

This thing isn’t even close and never was. I am not saying all the pollsters are manipulating data, though its BLINDINGLY obvious some of them are.. but the polls are just not picking up what’s going on on the ground.

I believe Obama has ZERO chance at any state where got 55% of the vote in 2008 or less, PERIOD. I believe Obama has an absolute popular vote max nationally in the 42-43% range and very possibly could end election day with less than 40% of the vote.

Now with Rand’s caviat, I am fallable.. but I have talked to so many people from so many different backgrounds and walks of life, political, socioeconomical, age, race, religion, creed.. and the support for Obama just isn’t there, I don’t care what the polls are saying.

I know anectdotal evidence doesn’t prove anything... but I am going OUT OF MY WAY to talk to known democrats, life long democrats, of all races.. and easily, easily 20% are openly stating they will not vote for Obama in 2012 and more than a few openly attack the guy in far worse words than anything I would use. “Swing” voters I talk to are easily 2-1 against Obama... Republicans are ROCK SOLID in their intent to get to the polls and vote, while Romney may not give them that old tingle down their legs, the hatred of Obama and the recognition of how he’s been a destructive force for America is universal. Now those that tend to be for Obama, I’ve talked to are more often than not fall into 2 categories insanely RABIDLY for him, or just I vote democrat, period types... that’s it. The overall support just isn’t there that I am seeing for this guy, the the absolute disgust with him is universal.

In fact the only place I consistely find SOLID support for OBama are folks in Academia, that’s about it.. no other group, traditionally democratic or not that I have spoken with remotely is solid for the guy. Blacks, whom I have spoke to, while I am sure Obama will win the majority of their vote in November, don’t remotely seem enthusiastic about it.. I know he’s going to take a huge percentage, but I don’t think it’ll be ANYWHERE near the 95% he got in 08.


6 posted on 09/20/2012 9:24:00 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
47% came up in Nixon vs McGovern, the last time we had a candidate who wanted to increase the number of government dependents watch.
7 posted on 09/20/2012 9:24:55 AM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“But you remember when Reagan just pulled away from Carter at the end?”

I do, but the polls didn't change until the very end and even then, they didn't show a RR blow out.

The liberal poll pimps were sticking to their positions until the last second, and then only try to protect their future viability.

The Reagan victory was a giant ass whoppen and even more so because it was done without conservative talk radio and the net, so everyone of us that voted for Ronaldus were scared spitless because we had no way of knowing that we were the vast right wing conspiracy and were a very large majority.

Who knew?

Only the Shadow knew.

8 posted on 09/20/2012 9:25:52 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages, start today.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Under no circumstance can the Art of Stupidity be safely ignored.

....with apologies to Sun-Tsu.


9 posted on 09/20/2012 9:27:12 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (The word "Allah" describes a mental disorder.)
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To: albie
"...yep. He’s a Republican. No commitement whatsoever."

If you don't think that Rand Paul is one of the 'good guys', then there aren't any good guys in your book.

10 posted on 09/20/2012 9:27:25 AM PDT by LibFreeUSA
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I'd agree with the senator. I this Osama is toast. His record will be his pink slip. Romney just needs to not make a mistake.
11 posted on 09/20/2012 9:28:34 AM PDT by McGruff (Support your local Republican candidates. They are our last line of defense.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Democrats are demoralized, ashamed to even proclaim support of Obama at this point. But November 6 is still a lifetime away in politics. Cry Havoc, and unleash the hounds Mr. Romney. This moment has been a long time comming.


12 posted on 09/20/2012 9:28:40 AM PDT by swamprebel (a Constitution once changed from Freedom, can never be restored.)
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To: HamiltonJay

“In fact the only place I consistently find SOLID support for OBama are folks in Academia”

In other words America-socialists want one of their own to win. This will never change as a long as draft-dodging American socialists dominate academia in this country.


13 posted on 09/20/2012 9:33:18 AM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Any news anchor on election night. (Pick your favorite)

Well it's undeniable now, Mitt Romney has sadly won the election. I say sadly because the only conclusion you can come to, given the huge lead Obama had in the polls, is that America is indeed a racist country.

14 posted on 09/20/2012 9:33:57 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Just short of this time in 2004, I (and many here) were projecting a McCain win, and then, the financial collapse occurred, McCain handled it poorly, and a major shift in the polls happened.

Short of a major economic disturbance, a major domestic terror attack, or war with Iran, I strongly suspect that Romney will win going away.

Does anyone know anyone who voted for McCain but will vote for Obama now? I'll bet everyone knows three or four folks who will switch from Obama to Romney. And how many of those emotional, immature idiots who were so in love with mr. hopey changey are disillusioned now and won't show up to vote for the SECOND time in their lives? Things are a lot worse now than they were in November of 2010, that was just a taste of what's in lie for the democrats.

15 posted on 09/20/2012 9:35:38 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Deep democrat depression coming November 2012...


16 posted on 09/20/2012 9:46:13 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I am still very worried. The demographics of this country have changed dramatically since 1980 and 1984. Millions of people who voted for Reagan are now with him in heaven. Millions of Reagan voters have been replaced by sub-literate immigrants, the spawn of illegal aliens, and young people who have been brain washed with Marxist propaganda in gubmint schools. I also think that Romney is a vapid dork and a bad campaigner.


17 posted on 09/20/2012 9:46:38 AM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: forgotten man

Demographics haven’t changed from 2010 and we all know what happened then.


18 posted on 09/20/2012 9:49:04 AM PDT by tatown ( FUMD, FUAC, and FUGB)
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To: tatown

I hope you are right and I am wrong.


19 posted on 09/20/2012 9:55:40 AM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: tatown
I hear you, but I can't help thinking back to 1996. After the 1994 revolution we all thought that Clinton was toast, but he cruised right past Dole and won. Then again, Obozo isn't Clinton. But Romney is dangerously close to being Dole.

Hopefully I've just got the jitters. It's not as if I'm any good at prognosicating. I was 100% positive that Mondale had a lock in '84 and Reagan went on to win 49 states. Jitters, I tells ya.

20 posted on 09/20/2012 9:57:44 AM PDT by jboot (This isn't your father's America. Stay safe and keep your powder dry.)
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