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Why Rand Paul should skip
the 2016 presidential race

Daily Caller, by Matt Lewis

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Posted By:StormCnter, 1/24/2013 6:03:09 AM

Sen. Rand Paul continues to impress in the senate. During today’s hearings, he pressed Secretary Clinton harder than any of his colleagues over her failure of leadership regarding Benghazi. (Last month, I also praised his proposed FISA amendment.) Predictably, Paul’s confrontation with Clinton fueled speculation about 2016. The Washington Post’s Aaron Blake went so far as to write that, “Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is quickly establishing himself as the conservative option in the 2016 Republican presidential primary.” There is little doubt that Rand Paul could be formidable in a GOP primary.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: tappin52, 1/24/2013 6:27:40 AM     (No. 9135818)

Mr. Lewis, your argument that the Republicans should not run a particular candidate for fear of what the opposition would say about them is ludicrous. Mitt Romney was squeaky clean and the left, in tandem with the media, was able to destroy him. We lost because the Republicans simply refuse to fight in the smashmouth political style that is needed to beat back the left.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Rinktum, 1/24/2013 6:33:54 AM     (No. 9135823)

What conservatives admire about Senator Paul is the fact that he is not afraid to speak the truth. There are so few in the Republican Party willing to take a stand that when one does, we naturally want to support him. I am tired of getting punch in the face by progressives and expected to take it with a smile. It does not matter who becomes a voice for conservatism they will be vilified by the media and sometimes by their own party. We need a warrior; someone who is confident in what he believes, does not apologize for it and is ready for the fight of their life because that is what it is going to take. I hope Rand Paul keeps swinging. He speaks for a lot of Americans.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: beca, 1/24/2013 6:46:11 AM     (No. 9135831)

after yesterday his worth went up alot in my eyes...i want a president who will fight for what is right...id vote for him...didnt like his dad much but he is a different story.....bring it on sen. paul

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Reply 4 - Posted by: tocsin, 1/24/2013 6:48:36 AM     (No. 9135834)

A Warrior! Not a wimp. Yes sir #2!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Altoona, 1/24/2013 6:51:12 AM     (No. 9135837)



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Reply 6 - Posted by: Altoona, 1/24/2013 6:53:27 AM     (No. 9135843)

Plus, as a physician, he can "restore science to its rightful place."

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Rather Read, 1/24/2013 6:54:49 AM     (No. 9135846)

My senator - doing us proud. Rand Paul is smart and fearless. I voted for him for senator and I´d vote for him as president.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: kanphil, 1/24/2013 7:17:06 AM     (No. 9135864)

Those Benghazi hearings were a disgrace! Rand Paul was the only guy who even made a show. The panel let Clinton off the hook, and the American people will never know the truth.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: olcap, 1/24/2013 7:51:09 AM     (No. 9135912)

He´s about the only republican I would vote for, which means the GOP will never allow him to be the candidate.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: dogbreath, 1/24/2013 7:51:09 AM     (No. 9135913)

With Rand we pull our tails out from between our legs and face down the progressive megalith.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: SpencersMom, 1/24/2013 7:59:06 AM     (No. 9135930)

I love Rand Paul. I was so proud of him yesterday. He speaks plainly and doesn´t coat the truth in political speak like the other politicians. Why can´t reps say it outright? Obama and the democrats lie. Instead they skirt around with words like prevaricate and dissemble. Rand Paul and Marco Rubio are hopefully the future of the republican party because they aren´t afraid to speak the truth.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Namma, 1/24/2013 8:11:17 AM     (No. 9135959)

poster #2 got it right....republicans refuse to fight in the smashmouth polictal style...I asked B.Bennett of radio fame, why the Republicans dont fight back and give it right back to the democrats..he said it was not the repbulicans style to fight like the dems do...we will never win an election if we allow the dems to control the fight...Rand Paul said exactly what should have been said. What is sad, is that he was the only one who did

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Namma, 1/24/2013 8:11:57 AM     (No. 9135961)

# 1 and 2 got it right

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Ohiolad, 1/24/2013 8:19:55 AM     (No. 9135979)

This seems to be another establishment voice implying in effect that no conservative can ever win the general election, so we will need to go with another moderate statist - somebody like, for instance, Jeb Bush. We hear this idea put forth every election cycle, but I am somewhat surprised that it is starting so early. Must be because they are worried. Hopefully we won´t fall for this line again.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 1/24/2013 8:30:10 AM     (No. 9135994)

Yet the Left can win with a flaming Communist,Racist,Narcissist,who can barely hide his delight in bringing down our country?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: so_free_me, 1/24/2013 8:34:00 AM     (No. 9136006)

No, no, no. A thousand times no to any suggestion we can´t run a fearless conservative because the media will destroy him. Did the inside-the-beltway types really not learn the lesson of the last election? I don´t care what Rand Paul has as baggage. I am desperate for principled leadership.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: 4freedom, 1/24/2013 8:36:18 AM     (No. 9136010)

Rand Paul was one of the very few that voted against NDAA, I really admire that.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Malia2012, 1/24/2013 10:17:55 AM     (No. 9136237)

If I ever had any doubts about Rand Paul, they were put to rest yesterday when he actually had the temerity to tell the clintoon-cartoon that he would have fired her! WHO on earth cares what "Matt Lewis" says about anything?

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Reply 19 - Posted by: WAN2, 1/24/2013 10:20:30 AM     (No. 9136243)

Clap trap. ALL opposition to Michelle Obama (2016) will be eviscerated.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Coy860, 1/24/2013 10:22:46 AM     (No. 9136251)

Obama runs a 4 year campaign with the assistance of the press, Republicans run a 4 year death watch..killing any viable candidate right out of the gate.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Starlady, 1/24/2013 10:48:05 AM     (No. 9136326)

Matt Lewis is singing the same song, different verse, that we heard in 2012. It is getting very old. Rand Paul does show other GOP members how its done. He is a big asset in the Senate.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 1/24/2013 11:06:58 AM     (No. 9136368)

I think it is about time we start boycotting some of the RINO pundits to let them know that we are not going to put up with their wimpy crap any more. I have had it with writers who are afraid of their own shadows. Smashmouth is right and that is why I like Rand Paul. RNC and pundits need to just buttout and let We the People finally have a say in our candidate.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: judy, 1/24/2013 11:10:27 AM     (No. 9136375)

For once please allow the voters to decide ....not the elite rinos...

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Reply 24 - Posted by: VAfreedomluver, 1/24/2013 11:46:16 AM     (No. 9136488)

This is balderdash. The only time Romney got any traction was when he put on the big boy pants and got in the face of Obama and the media idiots during the first debate. He promptly lost that momentum by reverting to his usual status as an ambiguous squish.

Sure, maybe we lose by taking a stand on our principles. But we are guaranteed to lose if we keep running hollow, unprincipled candidates like Romney.

The media is going to have to be confronted some day, and Rand Paul looks like the guy to do it at the moment. People like straight talk, even in this miserable age we live in.

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