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    Re: Rand Paul announces presidential run

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Yeah, they didn't show the same for his dad when he ran against Romney too. Okay.....whatever, now all can see how you are a GOP insider.
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    Re: Rand Paul announces presidential run

    What's the chance his dad would be his running mate?

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    Re: Rand Paul announces presidential run

    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    Rand Paul strikes me as more of politician then his father, and that concerns me. Politicians say what they think you want to hear.

    with that said, who else is saying what I want to hear in regards to the NSA, foreign policy, and sensible spending?

    Gary Johnson I guess.
    Absolutely he is, which is why he has so much light between himself and his dad now, that he's lost much of that early support, but gained more elsewhere, I'm sure. But just like his dad, who the monopolistic GOP fenced out, he wins most straw polls, but unlike his dad, he's shown himself willing to say what the GOP wants to hear, something his father wouldn't do. So yeah, he became a problem, not the fix.
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    Re: Rand Paul announces presidential run

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    I'm 50-50 on the need for a governor as President.
    Kasich is the best one to me from the GOP.
    Gov. Sandoval would bring much to the table as a VP--bringing along NV, CO, and even NM--the southwest gambit.

    But with foreign policy so big right now, Rubio makes more sense to the GOP as VP--Florida/Hispanics.
    Not to me on Rubio--Kerry humiliated him at his last committee hearing.



    I just saw a hit ad against Rand Paul from dark GOP money.
    Money aligned with the 'swift boaters' Veterans for truth.

    And then there's Lindsay Graham's slams on Rand Paul .
    Oh I know. There can't be a primary season with every republican that there is running for president without some really good entertainment. I went on line and ordered a 100lb. bag of popcorn. I'm ready.
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    Re: Rand Paul announces presidential run

    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    Rand Paul strikes me as more of politician then his father, and that concerns me. Politicians say what they think you want to hear.

    with that said, who else is saying what I want to hear in regards to the NSA, foreign policy, and sensible spending?

    Gary Johnson I guess.
    As a guy who really thinks Rand's ideas are bad for the country and are often incredibly unrealistic, being seen as more of a politician is a good thing. It means he will be more successful and taken more seriously.

    I think Rand needs more time in the oven, but he's got everything a fusionist conservative would want. Libertarian ideas meshed with aspects of so-called traditional conservatism. If you want a blueprint for a Reagan-like candidate on platform issues and with some amount of gravitas, Rand is about it.
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    Re: Rand Paul announces presidential run

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Absolutely he is, which is why he has so much light between himself and his dad now, that he's lost much of that early support, but gained more elsewhere, I'm sure. But just like his dad, who the monopolistic GOP fenced out, he wins most straw polls, but unlike his dad, he's shown himself willing to say what the GOP wants to hear, something his father wouldn't do. So yeah, he became a problem, not the fix.
    so what problem did Ron Paul fix?

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    Re: Rand Paul announces presidential run

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    For the same reasons I voted for him in 2012. Love the guy.
    It's petty, but Huntsman's big problem in 2011/12, in my opinion, was his linkage to Obama as the Ambassador to China. Christie has a similar taint, related to the Hurricane Sandy photo ops. Politics can be funny that way and little things can kill a national campaign. Huntsman was and is a rational, well spoken, reasoned individual, but I don't see him getting back in this time around. He wouldn't be a bad VP pick, however - Romney would have done better with him than Ryan.
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    Re: Rand Paul announces presidential run

    Quote Originally Posted by azgreg View Post
    What's the chance his dad would be his running mate?
    Zero, and no more nepotism, we've had enough already.
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    Re: Rand Paul announces presidential run

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    It's petty, but Huntsman's big problem in 2011/12, in my opinion, was his linkage to Obama as the Ambassador to China. Christie has a similar taint, related to the Hurricane Sandy photo ops. Politics can be funny that way and little things can kill a national campaign. Huntsman was and is a rational, well spoken, reasoned individual, but I don't see him getting back in this time around. He wouldn't be a bad VP pick, however - Romney would have done better with him than Ryan.
    I don't know about that. Ryan can be very endearing while Huntsman may be a really good man, but he doesn't have a lot of charisma, on TV anyway, or have all that much track record to back him up. He has been somewhat wishy washy on a few issues, and he definitely indicates some neocon tendencies that cause me to raise eyebrows a bit. After some further experience with him and knowing more about him, I might think he really is the one. But at this point he is still a question mark to me.

    But then I'm a little leery of Rand Paul too for different reasons but at this point I'm trying to keep an open mind and all options open.
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