Rand Paul, self-styled expert on racial politics in America, says he’s considering a bid for president
Sen. Rand Paul, one of our favorite punching bags (see HERE, for example), is hinting at presidential ambitions.
The story is HERE:
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said at a breakfast meeting Wednesday morning that he’s considering a run for the White House in 2016.
“We’re considering it and won’t make a decision before 2014,” he told an audience at The Christian Science Monitor’s breakfast series, according to quotes published in The Hill.
Paul added that his early announcement of interest in a race still nearly four years off will ensure he’s “part of the national debate.”
“Being considered is something that allows me to have a larger microphone,” he said.
The libertarian-leaning senator is the first federally elected Republican to openly declare interest in the 2016 contest during a time when most of his colleagues want to be as non-specific about their ambitions as possible.
That might have something to do with Paul’s father, the retired Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), who repeatedly ran for the Republican nomination to the presidency with little success.
Despite his numerous failed runs, Paul inspired a near-fanatical following that disrupted the 2012 Republican convention and continues to support his son.