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rbWarEagle
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Is Rand Paul going to be the new Ron Paul?

I haven't done enough research yet on Rand to truly know where he stands on what I deem to be important issues, so give me your opinion on him from any you have done. I support Ron Paul for multiple reasons but, most importantly, he is open to letting people decide what's best and is intellectually consistent in his stance.

Can I expect these things of Rand?
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Quentin Compson
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re: Is Rand Paul going to be the new Ron Paul?
Rand Paul is a politically expedient Ron Paul. He'll never be president, though.


rbWarEagle
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Rand Paul is a politically expedient Ron Paul.


Then, no. That would be the answer I was looking for.


Quentin Compson
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Then, no. That would be the answer I was looking for.
He doesn't necessarily have different values than his old man.


rbWarEagle
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He doesn't necessarily have different values than his old man.


Well that's good, but if he isn't consistent in his stance, it will be hard for me to equate him to his father.


Quentin Compson
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but if he isn't consistent in his stance,
Consistency and politics is like oil and water.


rbWarEagle
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Consistency and politics is like oil and water.


Agreed, which is incredibly disgusting and I don't support it. To do so, I feel, would be morally reprehensible.


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re: Is Rand Paul going to be the new Ron Paul?
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He'll never be president, though.



I disagree. He has a good chance as anybody in the GOP does right now. He just needs to shore up the racial stuff with the guy he hired for his staff and continue his outreach to minorities and he should be good to go. Although, the RINO/GOP establishment is going to be gunning for him hard and that likely will be the cause of his demise if he's not successful, more so than being what the left and democrats do to beat him.


Quentin Compson
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Although, the RINO/GOP establishment is going to be gunning for him hard and that likely will be the cause of his demise if he's not successful, more so than being what the left and democrats do to beat him.
You know damn well the fricktwit Karl Rove will dig up as much dirt as possible.


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You know damn well the fricktwit Karl Rove will dig up as much dirt as possible.


Yep.

Look at what the him and his buddies did to Ron Paul and his supporters and how they treated him and them.

Maybe a second time will be the charm and we can finally beat the RINO's and the establishment and make the GOP into a logical and consistent party that will force the democrats to look hard at their shitty fiscal policy.
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420tiger
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re: Is Rand Paul going to be the new Ron Paul?
I don't see it. I don't think that rand holds the same convictions as dear old dad.


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prplhze2000
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re: Is Rand Paul going to be the new Ron Paul?
He's smarter than his dad.


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Is Rand Paul going to be the new Ron Paul?
No. Not even close. However, if he comes close to the Republican nomination, the media will paint him as being just like his fatehr.


RogerTheShrubber
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re: Is Rand Paul going to be the new Ron Paul?
In order to be the Republican nominee, he'll have to compromise his current principles and become a wishy washy, ambiguous mainstream Republican.


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Interception
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re: Is Rand Paul going to be the new Ron Paul?
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He's smarter than his dad.


Way more politically savvy


Zed
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re: Is Rand Paul going to be the new Ron Paul?
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Way more politically savvy
I think Ron knows the things he says aren't always going to help him. He says them anyway because he cares about the message. Rand is willing to dilute the message to get the power. Probably not a good thing.


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prplhze2000
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re: Is Rand Paul going to be the new Ron Paul?
Definitely. I like his foreign policy positions much better. I also like his reaching out to minorities. Going to their gatherings and talking to them. And none of this "we are the party of lincoln, please like us" but more "here is what I stand for and here is where I think we can agree or we can help".


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re: Is Rand Paul going to be the new Ron Paul?
Ron Paul was a GP doctor turned career non career politician, Rand is an eye doctor turned career non career politician so they are different in that sense.


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Sentrius
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He's smarter than his dad.

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Way more politically savvy


Both are true and what will likely end up being the difference if he's successful in getting the GOP nomination alone much less winning the Oval Office.


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RogerTheShrubber
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I also like his reaching out to minorities


Ron did too, but was largely ignored because of how he framed his message.

Rand is more of a mainstream Republican and a better politician. Not sure that's really better, but it is more electable.


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