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    Re: Rand Paul announces presidential run

    Quote Originally Posted by azgreg View Post
    He shouldnt. He lost. Time to give someone else a shot.

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    Re: Rand Paul announces presidential run

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Would you prefer we anoint someone because they ****ed a president?
    The first GOP debate in Ohio in August will be must-see viewing.
    Paul and Cruz will be at each other's throats, as well as Rubio taking on Bush.
    Walker and Kasich will look like the adults.

    Paul has his Father's legendary ground game and an impressive internet force--millions of small donors like Obama in 2008.
    Reaching out to non-GOP constituencies will be a plus--New Hampshire's primary is an open one.

    I eventually expect to see Paul go 3rd party in 2020, when he'll be a sitting Senator and may have picked up a few billionaire bag men by then.
    It will take him that long to build the 50-state structure from top-to-bottom he'll need .
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    Re: Rand Paul announces presidential run

    Quote Originally Posted by iacardsfan View Post
    He's realistic about his chances. Just because he doesn't come out guns a blazing claiming victory doesn't mean he's a terrible candidate. Also, I can imagine how running for President and having ballot access in every state yet not being invited to a major debate can be deflating. He has new fresh ideas that are actually different compared to the Republicrats, and he has no way of people to hear them because of the institutional bias against his party. I too would be slightly withdrawn when asked about running.
    Don't get me wrong, I like the guy. hell, I voted for him last time.
    Trump is so good at eliminating government waste, he's shortened POTUS to POS. Thanks, Trump!

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    Re: Rand Paul announces presidential run

    Yes--the civil war has not gone away.
    The AAN/Elites/RINOs/right-of-centers are already attacking Paul as well as TEA candidates for 2016 as well as TEA Congressmen of which they want to get rid.

    So, the Freedom Caucus/Amash-Paulites/TEAs, will continue to block Boehner from approving anything of value in the House.
    Unless of course John keeps going to Pelosi begging, as he did on the Cromnibus and DHS .

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Looks like he will start off with some flak too.

    No, not from the left or the MS Media either. Just Republicans.
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    Re: Rand Paul announces presidential run

    Quote Originally Posted by azgreg View Post
    Don't get me wrong, I like the guy. hell, I voted for him last time.
    I mean its understandable to be concerned about his lack of enthusiasm, but he still gets my vote over these other clowns.
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    Re: Rand Paul announces presidential run

    Especially since you have an open primary.
    And his father was popular in Iowa--closed primary .

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    That's good. I don't think I'll be voting for him but I'll listen to what he has to say. He'll be spending a lot of time here so I'll get to meet him hopefully soon.
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    Re: Rand Paul announces presidential run

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    He shouldnt. He lost. Time to give someone else a shot.
    Unusual News - Learning From Defeat

    Learning From Defeat…31 of 43 Presidents Lost Elections before Winning Presidency

    Getting to the White House means dealing with defeat. Of the 43 men who have served as president of the United States, 31 of them lost at least one race during their political career.

    The list of those who overcame losing (as complied by Larry Sabato and associates at the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics) includes Thomas Jefferson, who lost the 1796 presidential election before tasting victory in 1800.

    In fact, the four presidents who followed Jefferson also endured some kind of defeat before they became commander-in-chief: James Madison, James Monroe, John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson.

    Other presidents who fall into this category are Teddy Roosevelt, who failed to be elected New York City mayor in 1886, and Richard Nixon, who suffered defeat in the 1960 presidential contest and the California gubernatorial race only two years later.

    The record holders are William Henry Harrison, who was defeated five times before being elected president in 1840, and Abraham Lincoln, James Buchanan and Benjamin Harrison, who lost four elections each.

    The phenomenon of pre-presidential losses is by no means ancient history. In fact, surprising as it may seem, of the last 16 presidents, going back 90 years, the only ones who didn’t lose an election were Dwight Eisenhower, who had never run for office of any kind before he was elected president in 1952, and Gerald Ford, who became U.S. president without ever having run in a national election.

    All this bodes well for the current crop of Republican hopefuls, considering that Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich, Herman Cain and Rick Santorum have all been defeated in at least one election.
    Trump is so good at eliminating government waste, he's shortened POTUS to POS. Thanks, Trump!

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    Re: Rand Paul announces presidential run

    And run for both Senator and President at the same time since Kentucky just changed their law to allow this.
    His own Repubbies will prove soon enough the glass house he lives in.
    In fact, the AAN has already started to bash him .

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    Re: Rand Paul announces presidential run

    Johnson will have more money since he is now a CEO in the marihuana business .

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    Good thing a real libertarian is in the race.

    Gary Johnson
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    Re: Rand Paul announces presidential run

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Johnson will have more money since he is now a CEO in the marihuana business .
    I doubt he will spend his own money on another run.
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