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Chocolate Hog
03-24-2011, 02:34 PM
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/gop-presidential-primary/151723-sen-rand-paul-ready-to-explore-2012-bid-



Sen. Rand Paul ready to 'explore' 2012 bid
By Shane D'Aprile - 03/24/11 01:51 PM ET
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Thursday he intends to "explore" a run for president in 2012 should his father, Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas), decide against another campaign.

"He has not made his mind up," Paul said of his father at a Thursday appearance in Kentucky. "If he does not run, I have not ruled it out, and I will think about it."

Earlier in the day, Paul told a Kentucky radio station that if the Texas congressman doesn't run, "then I think there are options open and we will explore those options."

After Thursday's event, Paul also told the AP that supporters in a number of states are encouraging him to pursue the presidency in 2012 should his father opt out.

At an appearance earlier this week in South Carolina, the first-term senator and member of the Senate's Tea Party Caucus said the only decision he's made on 2012 is that he won't run if his father opts for a bid.

The elder Paul is seriously considering what would be his third presidential bid, but hasn't made an official decision.

Rand Paul has trips to both Iowa and New Hampshire on his schedule in the coming weeks.

Chocolate Hog
03-24-2011, 02:34 PM
Eh unlike his dad I could see him winning a few states.

InChiefsHell
03-24-2011, 02:39 PM
Come on dad, move over...give the kid a shot.

Chocolate Hog
03-24-2011, 02:44 PM
I think he'd be a great president.

Cave Johnson
03-24-2011, 02:54 PM
Rand Paul's only been a Senator for 3 months. Total lack of experience.

You rightys are with me on this, right?

ClevelandBronco
03-24-2011, 02:54 PM
I think he'd be a great president.

Based on a track record shorter than Barack Obama's? Swell.

Hydrae
03-24-2011, 03:04 PM
Ron is too old and Rand doesn't have any experience yet. Maybe 2016, more likely Rand should wait until 2020 to run. IMO

chiefsnorth
03-24-2011, 03:11 PM
Rand Paul's only been a Senator for 3 months. Total lack of experience.

You rightys are with me on this, right?

I don't think even a full term or two in congress is much of a qualifier. Of course, we are in a cluster now because we voted in somone who only had a couple of unremarkable months' experience in national office - but a much better qualifier would be if he were governor of KY or ran a major city...

In any case I am with you that he has little applicable experience and we should not make this mistake again.

Chocolate Hog
03-24-2011, 03:12 PM
Based on a track record shorter than Barack Obama's? Swell.

Based on his track record of standing up against the status quo you droid.

Taco John
03-24-2011, 03:14 PM
Rand Paul's only been a Senator for 3 months. Total lack of experience.

You rightys are with me on this, right?

What does that matter? He looks good on TV and says things that make me feel special.

BucEyedPea
03-24-2011, 03:15 PM
Rand Paul's only been a Senator for 3 months. Total lack of experience.

You rightys are with me on this, right?

You lefties were accusing Palin of the same thing. All he has to say is "change."

BucEyedPea
03-24-2011, 03:15 PM
Based on his track record of standing up against the status quo you droid.

:LOL:

ClevelandBronco
03-24-2011, 03:18 PM
Based on his track record of standing up against the status quo you droid.

Rand Paul. Standing up to The Man for almost 80 days now.

Putz.

ClevelandBronco
03-24-2011, 03:19 PM
:LOL:

Go pack a court, cunt.

Chocolate Hog
03-24-2011, 03:28 PM
Rand Paul. Standing up to The Man for almost 80 days now.

Putz.

Because the presidential elections will be held tomorrow. Wipe the drool from your keyboard.

patteeu
03-24-2011, 03:31 PM
Rand Paul's only been a Senator for 3 months. Total lack of experience.

You rightys are with me on this, right?

Yes.

Jaric
03-24-2011, 04:28 PM
Rand Paul's only been a Senator for 3 months. Total lack of experience.

You rightys are with me on this, right?

Actually, yes, this is my main concern with Rand running.

orange
03-24-2011, 04:35 PM
Based on a track record shorter than Barack Obama's? Swell.

I understand he's a pretty passable dentist.

Jaric
03-24-2011, 04:41 PM
I understand he's a pretty passable dentist.

Paul 2012: Time to give the nation it's root canal!

Fishpicker
03-24-2011, 04:41 PM
Rand Paul's only been a Senator for 3 months. Total lack of experience.

You rightys are with me on this, right?

yes.

I want to vote for a Libertarian/Republican. I wont be voting for Ron, Rand, nor Barr. I'm hoping Doug Stanhope will consider a 2012 run.

orange
03-24-2011, 04:42 PM
Paul 2012: Time to give the nation it's root canal!

Drill, baby, drill!!

Jaric
03-24-2011, 04:44 PM
Drill, baby, drill!!

I'm sold. Put it on a T-shirt and lets call it a day.

ROFL