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Paul’s Mideast Trip Stirs Talk of 2016 Run

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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.”Rand Paul8

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.

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More here.
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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.

» 16 Comments

  1. NoMoBo

    January 16th, 2013

    I’d feel more comfortable about it if he didn’t have such a looney-tunes as a father. And he needs to comb his hair.

    But seriously, he has shown that he can stand up to the progs. I haven’t yet seen him flip-flop on an issue (I’m looking at you, Marco Rubio). And I mostly like his views. We could do (and have done) worse.

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  2. Dr. Tar

    January 16th, 2013

    If Senator Paul is willing to take on the grueling task of fighting the lying and cheating from the MSM, Hollyweird, Academia, and the Demohypocritic Party – then I wish him good luck and good hunting.

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  3. Jack Daniels

    January 16th, 2013

    3 years to wait?

    How damage do you think will have been done by then?

    I’m not that optimistic to even consider the ‘what if’ three years from now.

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  4. Maudie N Mandeville

    January 16th, 2013

    I’d vote for him.

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  5. Jack Daniels

    January 16th, 2013

    much… I meant to say how much….

    damn!

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  6. bitterclinger

    January 16th, 2013

    Er, uh, um, didn’t BFH run a post or two from Sultan Knish that proved that Rand is every bit as froot-loopy on Jews as his dad? He just has the “good sense” not to broadcast it.

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  7. Left Coast Dan

    January 16th, 2013

    Like Jack says – let’s see which GOP legislators accomplish the most in the next 3 years, then we can start talking about who should be the next candidate.

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  8. RightWinger

    January 16th, 2013

    The problem with Paul is that he is not an insid-the-beltway RINO career establishment robot. The party will do what they can to see that he is chased out so the next-in-line RINO can have his duly appointed turn at losing.

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  9. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    January 16th, 2013

    @ Claudia –
    Next time you’ve had your fill of politics for one day, try this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=cqxTUxzOceE&feature=youtube_gdata_plaJ

    Are you old enough to remember Surfin’ Bird?
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    That was fun! Love the skateboard. He knew how to wiggle it back and forth to keep moving.

    Surfin’ Bird came out about the same time I started to listen to the latest music. So glad the Beatles came just a year later!! – c

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  10. Tabby

    January 16th, 2013

    Sources: Rand Paul to push legislation nullifying Obama’s executive orders on guns <—Liking him more & more every day!

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/01/16/sources-rand-paul-to-push-legislation-nullifying-obamas-executive-orders-on-guns/#ixzz2IBUgxiJr

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  11. Tracy

    January 16th, 2013

    Rand Paul is capable, and while November 2016 is only 3+ years from now, the breakneck pace of the current liberal disease is worrisome. They’re getting their damage done.

    With a never ending, bullshit war on women, and trotting out the victimized trotter Hilary, we need to put focus on what a crock her and the bs Clinton legacy is.

    The true violator of a long list of women, including his bogus sham marriage is the fake deity Bubba. Hilary is a well seasoned scoundrel ( Foster & Banghazi) as is. Regardless of Hilary running or not, HILARY MUST NOT GET A FREE PASS! even if she has a diarrhea, aneurism, or whatever.

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  12. Death_By_Farts

    January 16th, 2013

    I’d vote for him, and because of who he is, all the Ron-Bots would vote for him, meaning Hillary will lose votes.

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  13. ShallNotBeInfringed

    January 16th, 2013

    I would’ve taken him over Romney. I’ll take a Constitutionalist any day, but his dad was way off the mark and ineloquent to boot. Who do we see the Dems putting him up against? Hillary? Rahm? Holder? DWS? I don’t see a viable candidate in their ranks but then again we’ve got a community organizer starting his second term as POTUS…

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  14. Aunt Liz

    January 16th, 2013

    I like him, and I am leery of him – not because of his dad, but because of stuff I read in Sultan Knish AND the coy/giddy way he was in endorsing his dad for President.

    At this point, I’m applauding the stuff he’s saying right now – but sitting back and watching at the same time.

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  15. MaryfromMarin

    January 16th, 2013

    Sen. Jim DeMint helped him get into the Senate; strong point in Rand P’s favor in my opinion.

    Will adopt a “watch and see” stance like you, @Aunt Liz.

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  16. dissident

    January 16th, 2013

    I support Rand and you know what I represent; the people who will vote for Rand but not for Rubio or Romney or insert any leftist Republican. It’s about time you let libertarians have chance at righting this failing party. Rand can bring in more young voters than any other possible Republican nominee that I can think of.

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