by Ralph Z. Hallow from The Washington Times
Sen. Rand Paul doesn’t explicitly deny that his eight-day visit to the Holy Land represents the launch of a 2016 Republican presidential nomination run, describing the trip as “more an effort to become part of an international stage.”
But at least some of the 40 evangelical Protestant leaders traveling with Mr. Paul think otherwise.
“This trip to meet with Israelis, Arabs and Palestinians is absolutely the first step in his 2016 White House campaign,” said David Lane, evangelical political organizer and president of the Los Angeles-based Pastors and Pews.
Mr. Paul joined the pastors on a tour bus climbing its way to the Israeli side of the 9,000-foot Golan Heights; the other side is Syrian territory.
Many others on the bus said they were convinced that Mr. Paul is starting a political climb to even greater heights.
So, what do you think of this? Actually, I’d like to see him debate anyone from the Ds. He would devastate them just like his testimony did during the Energy and Natural Resources Committee meeting.