Rand Paul 2016?



Rand Paul says he’s considering a run for the White House in 2016:

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said he’s interested in mounting a 2016 presidential bid.

“I’m not going to deny that I’m interested,” Paul told ABC News in an interview published on Tuesday.

A bid for the Republican nomination would continue a family tradition. Paul’s father, Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas), has repeatedly sought the party’s nomination. The elder Paul is retiring at the end of this congressional term.

The younger Paul emphasized that he was not yet ready to announce his candidacy, but said he believed his brand of libertarianism could open up the map for Republicans.

“I think we have to go a different direction, because we’re just not winning, and we have to think about some different ideas,” said the Kentucky lawmaker, a favorite of the conservative Tea Party movement.

Among his proposals: undertaking immigration reform, making defense cuts and allowing individual states to legalize marijuana.

“States should be allowed to make a lot of these decisions,” Paul says. “I want things to be decided more at a local basis, with more compassion. I think it would make us as Republicans different.”

Thought?

Hat Tip:  Weasel Zippers

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=109700048 Keenan Webb

    Allen West and Rand Paul as a ticket would RULE

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1305016467 David Babbitt

    Rubio

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1007569032 Michael Bonville

    All for it!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1480616722 Evan Glen Tindle

    Rand all the way. Rubio used the Tea Party to get elected. He is not what we want.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001273693213 Claudio Breeze Sadens

    Knew it was coming. I dont know about Rand, hes not like his father.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001570249694 Kevin Fox

    rand or lose the election

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1240713857 Mickey White

    Nope, Rand is GOP

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1043574514 Michael Patten Jr

    Better than the handout king

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1036074238 Jessica Bowen

    Sure! Let’s get started. The O/butts never rest.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1122796254 Steven Driver

    You can wrap my car in Rand Paul 2016 ads. Ill happily drive it all over the place!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1276392955 Linda Dahlquist

    Not for me!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1182507073 Erik Wells

    Keep dreamin. 8000 Votes 100% for Obama, what will stop that?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1157854858 Rick Rund

    THREE good names.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1182507073 Erik Wells

    The Smirk said it all.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1042213252 Micah Phelps

    Is march through fire for that

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001570249694 Kevin Fox

    people who want rubio you might as well vote for barack obama

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1534357187 Robert Stevenson

    There won’t be a United States to Preside over in 2016!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001570249694 Kevin Fox

    rand 2016 nuff said

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003177416619 Ronald Stanberry

    I’m liking the idea of Rand Paul, more and more……

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1600267008 Michael Bull

    NOPE!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1467117152 Nicholas Oliver

    He couldn’t win, because he doesn’t support the Civil Rights Act.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000165210905 Thelma Ratley

    NOPE!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000156457094 John Nelson

    If we learned anything this last election, it is that we need the Hispanic vote.
    Only one choice…..Marco Rubio!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1480616722 Evan Glen Tindle

    Rubio is not Tea Party. He’s a big government republican that used the Tea Party movement to get elected. He might as well be Romney.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1217208778 Aaron Sheamus Reale

    Rubio is NOT big gov.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1239011603 Anna Armstrong Zeigler

    Like him better than Rubio

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1467117152 Nicholas Oliver

    Forget the tea party, A tea partier can’t get elected. Tea Party candidates only appeal to about 15% of the electorate.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1467117152 Nicholas Oliver

    and Romney was an excellent candidate, the reason why he lost was because of voter fraud.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1359322526 John Edwin Armstrong

    Only if Hillary does not run.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1217208778 Aaron Sheamus Reale

    Tea Party rocks, Romney was a pathetic wimp.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1467117152 Nicholas Oliver

    Romney was a man of class and dignity, He would have been an amazing President.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1217208778 Aaron Sheamus Reale

    Yeah, but he SUCKED as a Candidate, refused to call Obama out on his crimes as much as he needed to, and lost. End of Story.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1467117152 Nicholas Oliver

    Well he should have been tougher on Benghazi, but he was trying to be classy

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1217208778 Aaron Sheamus Reale

    Guess what, you can be classy and hard hitting, Romney wasn’t, and apparently, Class doesn’t work anymore.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002940480361 Lea James

    Aaron, YES

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1467117152 Nicholas Oliver

    Classy and hard hitting = Chris Christie.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1217208778 Aaron Sheamus Reale

    Oh great, ANOTHER weak freak

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1356648419 Greg Churchill

    Now that’s a guy I would 100% support!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002940480361 Lea James

    but he’s “electable” *sarcasm*

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1467117152 Nicholas Oliver

    well he’s a Republican who got elected and is STILL popular in New Jersey, I’d say that makes him electable

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1217208778 Aaron Sheamus Reale

    But he’s weak where it counts…no thanks

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001570249694 Kevin Fox

    nick why do you say rand cant get elected? have you heard of the ron paul revolution?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1467117152 Nicholas Oliver

    Yes, and last time I checked Ron Paul is not President, and besides most of Ron Paul’s people consider Rand a “sell-out”

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001570249694 Kevin Fox

    btw how do we know marco rubio will get the hispanic vote???

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000425626503 Randy M Garner

    FAVOR: Can we get a break from the constant campaigning until at least after Christmas? The repubs blew (or maybe threw) the whole election. They need to be spanked and then schooled.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004365909118 Jonathan Morris

    Paul Ryan all the way.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002678002093 Nate Van Vleet

    Christie is an ass-kissing RINO with absolutely no class. And the only thing he’s ever hit hard was the fajita bar at Golden Corral.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001570249694 Kevin Fox

    ron paul was in it to win influnce not be president

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1525666427 Alan Wells

    You’re presuming there will be an election in 2016. I’m not so sure…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1555020010 Lisa Hart Reid

    No! Marco Rubio !

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002906899026 Bruce Donnelly

    No way. Rand should not do this. Stay in the Senate.