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Tue Nov 20, 2012, 09:13 AM

Rand Paul On Presidential Run: ĎIím Not Going To Deny That Iím Interestedí

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TOM KLUDT 8:01 AM EST, TUESDAY NOVEMBER 20, 2012

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) isn't playing it coy on the topic of his presidential aspirations.

Asked by ABC's Jonathan Karl about a potential White House bid in 2016, Kentucky's junior senator and the son of a former presidential candidate didn't hide the fact that he's considering a run.

"I'm not going to deny that I'm interested," Paul told Karl. Paul qualified the remark by asserting that he is not ready to make a decision yet and said that his party will have to make adjustments before the next presidential election cycle.

"I think we have to go a different direction because we're just not winning and we have to think about some different ideas," Paul said.

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Reply Rand Paul On Presidential Run: ĎIím Not Going To Deny That Iím Interestedí (Original post)
DonViejo Nov 2012 OP
ceeRoy Nov 2012 #1
rurallib Nov 2012 #2
Joe Bacon Nov 2012 #23
BE10sCoach Nov 2012 #3
mac56 Nov 2012 #4
Ter Nov 2012 #18
Mr.Turnip Nov 2012 #5
dipsydoodle Nov 2012 #6
AAO Nov 2012 #9
Hoosier Nov 2012 #15
Jackpine Radical Nov 2012 #7
Blue_Tires Nov 2012 #31
Vincardog Nov 2012 #36
PearliePoo2 Nov 2012 #8
global1 Nov 2012 #10
Andy823 Nov 2012 #11
Chiyo-chichi Nov 2012 #12
corneliamcgillicutty Nov 2012 #13
Roland99 Nov 2012 #14
lastlib Nov 2012 #16
freshwest Nov 2012 #20
Volaris Nov 2012 #42
JohnnyLib2 Nov 2012 #17
oldhippydude Nov 2012 #19
FreeBC Nov 2012 #21
FreeBC Nov 2012 #22
AldoLeopold Nov 2012 #24
beac Nov 2012 #27
AldoLeopold Nov 2012 #30
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beac Nov 2012 #39
Javaman Nov 2012 #25
Enrique Nov 2012 #26
The Velveteen Ocelot Nov 2012 #28
Little Star Nov 2012 #29
Retrograde Nov 2012 #32
graham4anything Nov 2012 #33
Rozlee Nov 2012 #34
No Vested Interest Nov 2012 #35
workinclasszero Nov 2012 #37
octoberlib Nov 2012 #38
livetohike Nov 2012 #40
Major Hogwash Nov 2012 #41

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 09:18 AM

1. he's

 

Interested in embarrassing and making a fool of himself ....wacko!!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 09:20 AM

2. What country I wonder?

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Response to rurallib (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 11:42 AM

23. Somalia!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 09:21 AM

3. Rand please

please, please, please do make a run for President. Look at all the Tea Party and libertarian support you'll get. Work very hard over the next four years to secure the GOP nomination, please, please, please! WE DEMOCRATS CAN ONLY HOPE YOU ARE SUCCESSFUL, GO RAND!

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Response to BE10sCoach (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 09:23 AM

4. You beat me to it.

+1000



And welcome.

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Response to BE10sCoach (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 11:17 AM

18. Be careful what you wish for

 

One party winning three elections in a row is rather rare.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 09:24 AM

5. The Paul Cult will ride once more.

And we will laugh at them once more.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 09:26 AM

6. He couldn't run a tap.

Faucet to most of you I guess.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 09:29 AM

9. If he can't run a faucet he can't run a beer tapper either.

 

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Response to dipsydoodle (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 10:44 AM

15. he couldn't organize a piss-up in a brewery

(An ode and RIP to Reno...my old pal from Birmingham UK)

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 09:27 AM

7. I think we should do everything possible to encourage him.

The Corporate wing of the Republican Party will never give him the nomination, but the Teabaggers will love him. Whatever remnants of the Teabaggers remain by then, of course.

This could end up as a replay of 2012, with the 'baggers getting fed up & staying home after they watch the Corporatists kick Paul to the curb in favor of Rubio or Jebby (either of whom, in their deluded eyes, can solve the "Latino problem" while remaining corporate-friendly).

Paul should be encouraged strongly to run a third-party campaign after his inevitable Primary debacle, siphoning off large portions of the nutcase vote.

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 12:24 PM

31. I doubt he *really* wants to run...

He just wants to follow the paths of the old man or Sarah Palin and inflate his national profile, get some more primetime speeches and interviews, and fleece his lemming followers/corporate puppetmasters for hundreds of millions in campaign donations...

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 02:34 PM

36. Exactly. Encourage Rand(ie) Paul to fight to the death against those Corporatists.

The True Believers should not be denied their chance to have Gawd's choice represent them.
Even if he is an atheist.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 09:27 AM

8. Oh absolutely you should Senator Paul!

and be sure to book multiple appearances on Rachael's show!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 09:46 AM

10. Really - What Makes This Guy Think He's Presidential Material?......nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 10:00 AM

11. Go for it Rand

I have heard that Santorum could be running again, and then there are those who are trying to get Palin to run, and now Rand, so maybe if we are lucky we will have another "circus" full of "clowns" fighting each other in 2016 just like we had this year! Who knows Rick Perry might jump in and then there is always Herman Cain! It would be just like old times.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 10:25 AM

12. Please proceed, Senator. nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 10:32 AM

13. OMG! IF HE PLANS TO RUN, HE NEEDS TO WASH HIS HAIR!

Seriously, this guy, an opthamologist, decided he didn't want to sit for the nationally recognized America Board of Opthamology qualifying exam for recertification as is required every ten years. Instead, he conjured up his own version of the certifying boards of which he is president. What a guy!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 10:40 AM

14. Considering how poorly extremist GOP candidates did in November...

Go for it, Ayn Rand Paul! Go for it!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 10:46 AM

16. I hope he does. I want to destroy this fuck.

He is the antithesis of everything we hold dear in this nation.

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Response to lastlib (Reply #16)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 11:26 AM

20. +1

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Response to lastlib (Reply #16)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 04:27 PM

42. You won't have to. Jeb and Co. will HAPPILY do that FOR you, I'm sure.

Make NO mistake. Jeb is running, because he and Rove (wrongly) think they can dodge the history of his little brother. What he doesn't realise is how visibly PISSED he gets whenever anyone asks him about GW'S time in office. That refusal to accept blame on behalf of Party, let alone FAMILY, will see him undone, no matter how much support he has among the "Base".

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 10:46 AM

17. I've been following him here in KY and think he surely will run.


He seems to have total confidence in himself for unknown reasons.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 11:23 AM

19. not so fast....

we just won an election by 3 points, that should have been double digits... running against a candidate that made no sense...

the truth is even a bad candidate with no adversarial press can be elected...

so while i would love the popcorn diet.. i have misgivings over any of the crazy right wing nuts... there are a large amount of folks that will vote for them no matter what... last cycle that was 47% ironically

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 11:39 AM

21. The lightest of lightweights

 

This guy makes Ryan look like an intellectual.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 11:41 AM

22. The libertarians don't even like this guy

 

He's got fascist views on personal freedoms. He has been trying to walk those back now... but my impression is that the hardcore libertarians don't afford Rand the same amount of respect they give to his father.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 11:43 AM

24. Paul/Nugent 2016

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Response to AldoLeopold (Reply #24)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 12:00 PM

27. Bad Doctor & Has-Been Rocker 2016!

Of course, if the Nuge is unavailable due to self-predicted death or imprisonment, Paul could always tap Meatloaf and the slogan wold still work.

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Response to beac (Reply #27)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 12:06 PM

30. Paulloaf?

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Response to AldoLeopold (Reply #30)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 03:10 PM

39. .



A recipe for disaster!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 11:46 AM

25. He's going to have big clown shoes to fill now that pops is retired.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 11:58 AM

26. the first Aqua-Buddhist president

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 12:02 PM

28. They are starting to reserve seats in the 2016 new model clown car.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 12:03 PM

29. Just what the Repubs need another extremist...

Our chances for another presidency win will go up. Don't tell them not to run this loser.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 12:30 PM

32. I want to see a Ron Paul/Rand Paul ticket

or a Rand Paul/Ron Paul - either would be amusing.

How did this clown get elected in the first place? Was Kentucky trying to beat Oklahoma for the coveted "State with Worst Senators" prize?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 12:41 PM

33. Rand and Ron "the fraud" Paul are the closest thing to Hitler America ever saw...therefore

 

one should not even joke about wanting either of them to run for anything but the border and never return.

Their master race philosophy is evident in everything they ever have done, and just because the son is not so weird looking ugly as the father, does not mean they are not racist, anti-semitic and anti-woman and would do anything and everything to anyone in their way.

Therefore, NO we should not wish Rand anything but an election lose next time he is up for reelection.

google Jorg Haider from Austria and intent and looks, they could have been clones, and both would have made Adolf proud. (let alone their friend David Duke, and the John Birch Society)

(and I am Jewish).

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 01:16 PM

34. Plus the fact that he's dissed Medicare while taking advantage of it

as an ophthalmologist. Those Rethugs and libertarians can drown in their hypocrisy.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 02:18 PM

35. I doubt

his life could stand the scrutiny of a Presidential primary.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 02:43 PM

37. Another disciple of the goddess of greed

and a racist to boot.

And a republican...go figure eh?


Tea Party candidate Rand Paul, son of Ron Paul named after libertarian icon, Ayn Rand, is currently under fire for taking a position opposing the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and stating that he believes that privately owned businesses have the right to segregate.

http://newsone.com/529695/opinion-rand-paul-like-father-like-racist-son/


Is this how the repig party is planning to appeal to minorities?


Bring it, asshole Randian!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 03:07 PM

38. I'm not going to deny that he's batshit crazy.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 03:13 PM

40. He needs to go to a "different direction" like maybe Cuckoo Land and

take Palin, Ryan, Cantor etc with him.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 04:00 PM

41. Okay, then I won't pretend to care.

Like you'd have a chance of winning anything outside of Kentucky!
Good luck with that idea!!!

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