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    Re: Rand Paul announces presidential run

    Rand Paul, though ordinarily too inexperienced for the Presidency, is just popular enough to overcome those traditional barriers and represents a serious threat to any and all other leading candidates. Do not take him lightly.

    That being said, I hope his candidacy burns to the ground.
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    Re: Rand Paul announces presidential run

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Seeing Huckabee up at 10% is depressing.
    Why? He has one of the highest personal likability ratings of any of the announced or possible candidate and also fairly high name recognition. He is essentially scandal free and what personal criticism there is of him has been created through mischaracterization by the militant PC police. He is amicable, no nonsense, big on common sense, unpretentious, and able to communicate effectively and in plain English without a lot of obscure code words or hidden meanings. I think somebody like him would be a breath of fresh air and just might be exactly what this country needs right now.

    Contrast him with Rand Paul who has very similar favorability and unfavorability numbers, somewhat less name recognition, but who is much more polarizing. Just this week Lindsay Graham, one of the GOP Senate power primary power brokers, said Hillary Clinton would do a better job as President than Barack Obama as would ALL the GOP candidates and potential candidates EXCEPT for Rand Paul.

    I would personally vote for Rand Paul over just about anybody the Democrats are likely to put up. . .BUT. . .he is way down on my preferred choices to be the GOP candidate and/or President.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    I think I was pretty clear about my preferring the GOP to run as many nutsacks as possible in their primary.
    Any thoughts on his speech, his platform? Or do we count him out right from the start? Not sure, but one has to ask since so many just check off party tickets.

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    Re: Rand Paul announces presidential run

    Huckabee is as likeable as a school bus fire.
    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

    I'd vote for Rand Paul over Hillary and Biden.

    I still keep thinking I'm going to wake up and find out that Jon Huntsman is declaring his intent. Dare to dream...
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    Re: Rand Paul announces presidential run

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Again, the alternative is a person whose claim to fame is being outshined by John Kerry in the role of Sec State and sleeping with Bill Clinton. I'm highly amused.

    (PS. Rand Paul, as much as I have no desire to vote for the man is 10x better than the dem alternative)
    I'll wait and see what they all have to say, making up my mind eventually. They all deserve the chance to be heard.
    Rand made some good points, was too general overall. But he just got started and will have to shine during the debates. I doubt very much that the establishment lets him off the leash though.

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    Re: Rand Paul announces presidential run

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    It's called the Democratic process.

    being blinded by socialist mandating I am sure you are not familiar with it.
    I assure you that I'm very familiar with all of the bozos who are coming out of the republican partys clown car.
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    Re: Rand Paul announces presidential run

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I'd vote for Rand Paul over Hillary and Biden.

    I still keep thinking I'm going to wake up and find out that Jon Huntsman is declaring his intent. Dare to dream...
    Wouldn't that me more of a vote against rather than one of conviction? Hey, I am not criticizing, just being curious and somewhat concerned.
    Run Jon, run.

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    Re: Rand Paul announces presidential run

    Quote Originally Posted by Lovebug View Post
    Any thoughts on his speech, his platform? Or do we count him out right from the start? Not sure, but one has to ask since so many just check off party tickets.
    count him out??

    Heaven's forbid. I hope he wins the nomination.
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    Re: Rand Paul announces presidential run

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Which is exactly my point. One day he is not a libertarian, the next day he is, the next day he "has a little bit of libertarian in him" (this of course is all self described), he is simply a populist. Going with what the popular term of the day is.


    Really?

    2016 Iowa Presidential Republican Caucus - Polls - HuffPost Pollster


    RealClearPolitics - Election 2016 - Iowa Republican Presidential Caucus


    http://opinionsavvy.com/wp-content/u...wa-3.24.15.pdf



    No its exactly a hack argument using hack rhetoric such as, "All have learned their lesson with BO peep". Really? You know this how? And, "and now after the defeat of Hillary." so you know Hillary is going to loose? And then of course the no Democrats in the white house is amazing card, "Its going to be sometime before the Demos ever gain the WH again. Which for this country.....is a very good thing." . Its a hack argument.

    Well, Paul won the CPAC in Iowa with Walker coming in Second and Bush 5th.


    For the third consecutive year, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul grabbed a victory in the Conservative Political Action Committee's presidential straw poll. Paul won 25.7 percent of the 3,007 votes cast, down slightly from 2014, when 2,459 total attendees gave him 31 percent of the vote. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who placed fifth in 2014's poll, floated to a strong second place– 21.4 percent–continuing a run of successes with conservative activists that started last month at the Iowa Freedom Summit.




    http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/ar...pac-straw-poll


    How do I know, Because BO peep was a Senator who couldn't prove himself as a Senator Before he made the jump. Just like Paul and Cruz too. Oh and being partisan isn't being a Hack. Except when seen by those that Lean left.....and Way out far left Hoping for Utopia and Heaven on Earth. You Socialists!
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