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Rand Paul: Iím interested in 2016 bid
Wash Post ^ | Rachel Weiner

Posted on 11/20/2012 10:18:00 AM PST by Perdogg

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is not hiding his interest in running for president four years from now.

“I want to be part of the national debate,” Paul told ABC News’ Jonathan Karl. ”I’m not going to deny that I’m interested.” Paul’s father, Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) is retiring after 23 years in Congress (over a 36-year period) and three presidential bids.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Politics/Elections; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: 2016; 2016gopprimary; randpaul; randpaul2016
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1 posted on 11/20/2012 10:18:01 AM PST by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg
1) I would vote for Rand Paul.

2) He cannot possibly win the Presidency, nor can any other Republican.

2 posted on 11/20/2012 10:20:00 AM PST by backwoods-engineer ("Remember: Evil exists because good men don't kill the gov officials committing it." -- K. Hoffmann)
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To: Perdogg

From what I’ve seen so far...he’s good.


3 posted on 11/20/2012 10:20:31 AM PST by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: Perdogg

If he is serious, more power to him. But, he is going to have to organize to combat the election fraud perpetrated by the Democrats. It is massive. Because the Republicans didn’t do it this time, it only empowers the Democrats to be more fraudulent.


4 posted on 11/20/2012 10:22:58 AM PST by Parmy
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To: Dixie Yooper

Apparently does not matter any more. Perception, optics and Media focus are the operatives here.

Personally, I’ll never vote for a “Bush”, a “Paul” or any other leftover conservative that remains on the books. New blood...new ruthless, dogged, determined, viscious blood that will attack like a Pit Bull and not let go.


5 posted on 11/20/2012 10:24:56 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Perdogg
Why waste your time and money?! It's stupid to run as a Republican for anything anymore. The commie union knuckledraggers and their commie toads in Barry's state controlled "media" has finished of the GOP. It's over.

For communism to work, the communists MUST HAVE A BOOGEY MAN to scare their slaves with. That boogey man is the GOP, Americans and conservatives. IMHO, the best thing the GOP can do now IS NOT RUN ANYBODY IN 2014. NO ONE. LET THE COMMUNISTS OWN THIS SEWER. It may sound crazy but if you think about it... Without a boogey man, communism fails every time.

6 posted on 11/20/2012 10:25:16 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Amnesty - Obama's bailout of Mexico. Barry sticks it to America again!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Its quite possible that only an American Spring event is going to save this country, but we cannot scare the grannies of the conservative movement otherwise that dipstick Beck will cry.


7 posted on 11/20/2012 10:27:31 AM PST by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: junta

You know all Beck ever did was try and help us save our country.

Maybe you don’t deserve a country.


8 posted on 11/20/2012 10:30:27 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Actually, the best thing conservatives could do is to register en masse as Democrats and run for office everywhere as Democrats. Conservative ideas would prove surprisingly appealing to certain Democrat factions, and the leadership would go into convulsions as conservatives started winning seat after seat - now immune to the billions spent on demonizing the Republican brand.

It would be much easier for conservatives to become players in the existing one party Harlem Globetrotters state than to try to take over the Washington Generals from the GOPe and keep losing elections.

9 posted on 11/20/2012 10:32:10 AM PST by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Actually, the best thing conservatives could do is to register en masse as Democrats and run for office everywhere as Democrats. Conservative ideas would prove surprisingly appealing to certain Democrat factions, and the leadership would go into convulsions as conservatives started winning seat after seat - now immune to the billions spent on demonizing the Republican brand.

It would be much easier for conservatives to become players in the existing one party Harlem Globetrotters state than to try to take over the Washington Generals from the GOPe and keep losing elections.

10 posted on 11/20/2012 10:32:48 AM PST by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Mr. Jeeves

I agree with that.

Beat them with their own tactics.

Furthermore, the GOP brand is posion now.


11 posted on 11/20/2012 10:34:22 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Perdogg

Rand go run for presidente of La Raza; your amnesty views fit better there.


12 posted on 11/20/2012 10:36:07 AM PST by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded.)
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To: Mr. Jeeves

LOL - that’s what many dems have done to the GOP over the years, I’ll bet.


13 posted on 11/20/2012 10:36:32 AM PST by SquirrelKing
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To: Perdogg

I like Rand Paul.

I’m listening.


14 posted on 11/20/2012 10:37:00 AM PST by marron
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To: Perdogg

Great - he just gave the MSM, Axelrod, Hillary and the Turd party a 3.5 year head start on their smear campaign of him.


15 posted on 11/20/2012 10:37:22 AM PST by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: Gaffer
New blood...new ruthless, dogged, determined, viscious blood that will attack like a Pit Bull and not let go.

The vast majority of people tend to vote for happy warriors, not the kind of person you are describing. Dogged and determined? Sure. Ruthless and vicious? Not so much. Leave the ruthless and vicious to the staff and campaign folks.

16 posted on 11/20/2012 10:38:46 AM PST by Longbow1969
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To: Perdogg

I voted for Rand Paul to be my senator, but I doubt seriously that anyone from Kentucky is ever going to be elected president. If there is anything to his recent comments on immigration, he might as well be John McCain-lite at this point.


17 posted on 11/20/2012 10:42:58 AM PST by MachIV
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To: MachIV
Well, he wants to have amnesty and open borders, but maybe his policy of legalizing weed will help us all forget it's happening.......

:-)

Rand, stay in the senate please. Don't show everyone in the nation you're as big a fruitcake as your dad.

18 posted on 11/20/2012 10:46:37 AM PST by Lakeshark (!)
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To: All
He's ineligible. He is NOT A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN!

His grandfather's 5th cousin thrice removed was born in Scotland.
19 posted on 11/20/2012 10:47:15 AM PST by j_k_l
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To: j_k_l

LOL!


20 posted on 11/20/2012 10:54:34 AM PST by Perdogg (Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA4) for President 2016)
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To: Perdogg

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Save it, Paul.
There will be nothing left of America by 2016

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We can not wait for 2014 and 2016 to regroup and figure out new strategies. By then it will be too late. The Marxist/Muslim usurper will have completed his planned distruction of America.

That’s what people fail to understand.

Silence in the face of evil is itself evil. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.

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Polls indicated that Romney was going to win the election. The economy is close to Great Depression era conditions, and unemployment is almost as high as when Obama entered office. Economic conditions became so dire after Obama took office it prompted the rise of an entire new movement, the Tea Party.
Presidents rarely win reelection when the economy is in the tank.
So how did Romney lose a race that numerous reputable polls and pundits predicted would be an easy win, based on historical patterns?
Massive voter fraud.

There are massive reports of criminal activity
(not mischief, not shenanigans, as many term the fraud- but CRIMINAL ACTIVITY) going on all over the U.S during the presidential election.
Reports of machines changing votes from Romney to Obama, eyewitness reports of Republican poll watchers who observed busloads of non-English speaking Somalians in Ohio being instructed to vote Obama- the list is endless.
http://www.ObamaVoterFraud.com/

Romney lost because of this, not any other reason.
Nobody could have won against the fraud planned and perpetrated by the Obama Machine.

The evidence is overwhelming!
http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2012/11/video-eyewitness-of-somali-muslim-voter-fraud-in-ohio-by-obama-camp.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-aVy_s76ZY
https://www.facebook.com/lori.patriot/posts/404694619604138
http://www.westernjournalism.com/obama-stole-the-election/
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http://beforeitsnews.com/election-2012/2012/11/stolen-election-evidence-is-mounting-everything-points-to-stolen-votes-2446928.html
http://www.wnd.com/2012/11/adding-up-the-evidence-to-a-stolen-election/
http://politicaloutcast.com/2012/11/allen-west-mitt-romney-and-the-massive-voter-fraud-machine/
http://www.truethevote.org/news/how-widespread-is-voter-fraud-2012-facts-figures
http://foxnewsinsider.com/tag/voter-fraud/
http://www.humanevents.com/2012/11/01/voter-fraud-is-no-myth-its-more-common-than-you-think/
http://thewillcountynews.com/?p=415
http://video.foxnews.com/v/4279497/obama-stole-election/
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21 posted on 11/20/2012 10:55:54 AM PST by patriot08 (Native Texan)
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To: backwoods-engineer

Agree on both points.


22 posted on 11/20/2012 10:57:27 AM PST by opus86
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To: backwoods-engineer

Me too. The kook libtards love his dad though.


23 posted on 11/20/2012 10:57:50 AM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: backwoods-engineer
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Expect more of his daddy's "lunacy" ...


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24 posted on 11/20/2012 10:58:48 AM PST by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin will DEFEAT the Obama-Romney Socialist Gay-Marriage Axis of Evil)
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To: Mr. Jeeves
Actually, the best thing conservatives could do is to register en masse as Democrats and run for office everywhere as Democrats.

Why not? That's what liberals have been doing in Republican strongholds for years now.

25 posted on 11/20/2012 11:03:39 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Perdogg

We’re going to have a dictatorship by 2016.


26 posted on 11/20/2012 11:04:36 AM PST by Tzimisce (What do you do when every level and every branch of the government is corrupt and aligned against yo)
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To: Tzimisce

I like Rand Paul, as well...

he has my attention.


27 posted on 11/20/2012 11:07:07 AM PST by Chuzzlewit
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To: Perdogg
Who didn't predict this?
28 posted on 11/20/2012 11:10:02 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Perdogg

Rand Paul.... LOL. No thanks. That apple didn’t fall far enough from the tree.

I haven’t seen a single name come up that would make me think positive about the next election. Over 50% of this country are ignorant loons and if he could run for a 3rd term, Obama would win again.


29 posted on 11/20/2012 11:13:21 AM PST by Gator113 (WHO gave the order to NOT rescue our men in Benghazi?)
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To: Mr. Jeeves; chris37; SquirrelKing; Windflier
Actually, the best thing conservatives could do is to register en masse as Democrats and run for office everywhere as Democrats.

Already registered as a Democrat the day after the election, (I'm out here in California). We should be asking ourselves then, who should conservatives run in the DNC Presidential primaries of 2016?

Is there a candidate like Zell Miller we conservatives could use to be nominated for the DNC's presidential candidate?
30 posted on 11/20/2012 11:20:50 AM PST by conservativefreak
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Why waste your time and money?! It's stupid to run as a Republican for anything anymore. The commie union knuckledraggers and their commie toads in Barry's state controlled "media" has finished of the GOP. It's over.

Yea, I'm with ya. I'm done with this corrupt election process. The media thru the elites, the schools etc makes for just the nominations to be leftist & no conservative will even reach a nomination level. No more waisting the time at the pools & giving them legitimacy.

31 posted on 11/20/2012 11:33:16 AM PST by Digger
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To: backwoods-engineer

He is a joke anymore..no drug laws..open borders and besides...he’s like 5 feet tall......no short man can win unless the guy is a Democrat becaue I agree with you....NO REPUBLICAN WILL EVER BE ELECTED AGAIN!!


32 posted on 11/20/2012 11:47:44 AM PST by Ann Archy (ABORTION........the HUMAN sacrifice to the god of CONVENIENCE.)
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To: Perdogg

Rand Paul is too Libertarian to have any serious chance of winning a run for POTUS.


33 posted on 11/20/2012 11:59:27 AM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
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To: chris37

Charlatan who preys on the need for the nice ladies to feel nice about themselves for being nice.


34 posted on 11/20/2012 12:10:26 PM PST by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: Perdogg
I agree with Rand Paul's speak but due to the dem majority in the Senate Rand has been pretty much neutered as an elected official. Whatever it is they feed mean as hell junkyard dogs, Rand will need to incorporate it into his own diet and as well select a like minded VP if he is serious about sitting at the desk in the WH.
35 posted on 11/20/2012 12:11:15 PM PST by drypowder
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To: Perdogg

Go sell kooky first term senators somewhere else, we’re all stocked up.


36 posted on 11/20/2012 12:44:21 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: conservativefreak
We should be asking ourselves then, who should conservatives run in the DNC Presidential primaries of 2016?

Good question. We'd have to get some solid conservatives to flip to the Dems, so that we could then vote for them.

I'm in Texas, so I'm not considering playing that game at this point. For now (at least) we're still safely red. Another ten years.....who knows.

37 posted on 11/20/2012 12:49:44 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Perdogg

Rand Paul is the only person I am even remotely interested in voting for. Sadly Bill Kristol, Kraut, Rove, Hannity et al will jam either Marco Rubio or Jeb Bush down our throats. Remember you heard it here first.


38 posted on 11/20/2012 12:49:58 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: backwoods-engineer

I agree.. he won’t win.. no GOPer has even the remotest chance... but he’ll make it interesting.


39 posted on 11/20/2012 12:51:21 PM PST by ScottinVA (I've never been more disgusted with American voters.)
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To: drypowder

Let’s get behind a Rand Paul or Sarah Palin and beat the commies on turnout. RINO candidates FAIL!


40 posted on 11/20/2012 12:52:38 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: Perdogg

I think we need to get all these people together and PICK OUR CANIDIDATE BEFORE THE GOP PICKS HIM FOR US

We saw how “Frontrunner” Mitt worked out- 7 out of 10 of REPUBLICANS wanted someone else (more conservative)in the primaries, but “Frontrunner” Mitt (at 30%) was the GOP party hacks’ choice


41 posted on 11/20/2012 12:57:34 PM PST by Mr. K (some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help...)
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To: Perdogg

I am sick of perpetual campaigning.


42 posted on 11/20/2012 12:59:28 PM PST by pfflier
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To: Perdogg

I’ll support him. He’s good.


43 posted on 11/20/2012 1:44:47 PM PST by B Knotts (Just another Tenther)
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To: junta

Oh, ok.

Anyway, see you at the end.


44 posted on 11/20/2012 1:46:18 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: conservativefreak

Allen West. The last leader.


45 posted on 11/20/2012 1:47:46 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: chris37
Allen West. The last leader.

When it comes to a institutions that use democracy, we have to appeal to low-information voters, Allen West, will seem too "confrontational" to low-information voters.

Obama's proved that speaking in meaningless platitudes, ambiguous statements, and emotional fluff is what wins elections. We need someone who can do the same, but for the conservative side, a person who can be just as ambiguous and amorphous as Obama when campaigning, but the complete opposite to Obama when it comes to actual government policies, a solid conservative instead of the current Fabian Marxist.
46 posted on 11/20/2012 2:24:09 PM PST by conservativefreak
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To: conservativefreak

Well, if that is the case, and I agree that it is, I am just inclined to let the ship sink.

In fact, maybe I’ll jump up and down on the hull really hard.


47 posted on 11/20/2012 2:51:42 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Perdogg

No, thank you.


48 posted on 11/20/2012 3:24:37 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt. .Our nation's foundation is under attack.)
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To: Perdogg

Is he as kooky as his old man?

I really don’t know much about him.


49 posted on 11/20/2012 3:47:29 PM PST by kokoda
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To: Georgia Girl 2
Rand Paul is the only person I am even remotely interested in voting for. Sadly Bill Kristol, Kraut, Rove, Hannity et al will jam either Marco Rubio or Jeb Bush down our throats. Remember you heard it here first.

We are in agreement on all points.

50 posted on 11/20/2012 3:55:56 PM PST by EricT. (The GOP's sole purpose is to serve as an ineffective alternative to the Democrat Party.)
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