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Rand Paul Intensifies Talk Of GOP Bid In 2016, Admits Party Is ‘A Dinosaur’

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Rand Paul openly admits he’s considering throwing his hat in the 2016 ring, as we discussed in an earlier piece on the Libertarian’s chances at the top spot in four years.

Rand Paul is the clear heir apparent to dad Ron Paul’s tremendous political capital, and as the GOP falters after their devastating 2012 loss, Paul is not mincing words about the party’s flailing political strategy.

While most hopefuls bat their eyelashes and squirm when asked about vying for the nomination of the party, Rand Paul (R-KY) addresses the possibility head on, and again discussed his vision for the right in coming years as the GOP struggles to solidify its identity.

The younger Paul has the same lack of apprehension about straight shooting that made his dad such a political tour de force, and he isn’t afraid to break ranks with GOP dogma to state what he believes is a better direction for future Republican policy.

Yesterday, Rand Paul did an interview on CNN with anchor Brooke Baldwin, and he outlined what he feels could change GOP fortunes while discussing his presidency hopes. He admitted the party’s stances were often out of date, and said:

“I want to be part of the national debate … I think my party – the Republican party – is shrinking. We’re in danger of becoming a dinosaur.”

Paul explained that the GOP should consider merging more with Libertarians, and highlighted how this strategy could serve the party:

“We need a new type of Republican. I think that involves some of the ideas of libertarian-leaning Republicans. People who believe that we need a less aggressive foreign policy. People who believe that we’re not going to deport 12 million Hispanic folks and send them home.”

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He added:

“I think young people want a less aggressive foreign policy … They don’t want to put people in 20 years in jail for marijuana use or non-violent crimes, and I think they want a little bit different approach to immigration.”

Do you think a Rand Paul run in 2016 could turn the GOP’s slump around?

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7 Responses to “Rand Paul Intensifies Talk Of GOP Bid In 2016, Admits Party Is ‘A Dinosaur’”

  1. Justin Bilyj

    Although I didn't appreciate his endorsement of Romney, he is the only hope now that his father has left the national scene.
    Long Live Liberty!

  2. Keven Johnson

    At the time Rand endorsed Romney, I was furious; but upon further thought I realized he didn't do that without his dad's blessing, and it was only after Dr. Paul was mathematically eliminated from the nomination. Rand endorsed Mittens so he could have credibility with the establishment as a 'team player' so he might have a chance to actually get the nomination and be elected, I believe; and I also believe this was a deliberate strategy that father and son both agreed to. Rand's done very well so far in the Senate, and if he continues as he has and keeps fighting for liberty, I can forgive his endorsement of Romney. I'm not going to support him simply because he's Ron Paul's son, nor will I oppose him simply because he's not Ron Paul. We're watching Rand – - continue to do the right thing and fight for freedom and smaller government!

  3. Anonymous

    Forget Rand Paul. He's a sell out scumbag, and it was obvious when he threw his support behind that scumbag Mitt Romney. He's nothing like his father.

  4. Anonymous

    Keven Johnson – all Rand Paul did was show he would compromise, and was compromised. What I respected about his father his that his father had principles. Rand doesn't. He went along to get along. That's the end of him.

    You can't expect a savior either you fools. Nobody is coming in to save you. You need to accept that fact that you have to save yourself.

  5. Stephen Jones

    Do some research please on his voting. And honestly think what we have to do to win the nomination and the white house. Think about it. Join up on whatever state you are from for Rand Paul, I.e. Alabama for Rand Paul on facebook. Every state starts in the same fashion in words. Please Like the pages and we can do way better than any other candidate for sure. Even the zionist third party candidate. For liberty, Stephen Jones

  6. Stephen Jones

    And kevin you must be a construction worker because you hit the nail on the head. Haha. Very few people are as reasonably minded as us and actually THINK.

  7. Stephen Jones

    You're wrong rich and uninformed. You clearly dont hear his speeches or votes. Or standing up 90-1 against the entire senate to defend our rights to habeus corpus and all judicial rights civil and political rights for that matter.