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Future President Rand Paul?

Thursday, February 14, 2013

I would like to know what is it about Rand Paul's policies that would disqualify him from the Republican nomination and thus a shot at the presidency. He is an adherent to the Milton Friedman school of economics. It was Friedman's polices that inspired Ronald Reagan. You can't get much more mainstream Republican than that.

Senator Paul is in favor of cutting back waste and fraud and unnecessary spending in all federal government agencies including the Defense Department. He believes that tax increases will depress economic growth and the bast way for the federal government to increase revenues is to grow the economy through sound economic policies. That is pure Republican doctrine through and through.
He has a moderate stance on social issues. Yes he is pro-life as most Republicans are including that last few GOP presidential nominees yet he would allow abortion in the case of rape and incest.  Regarding gay marriage he has said that '“Six thousand years of tradition” shows “there’s stability in the family unit.” That hardly seems like an extreme position to me.

In fact Rand Paul is a mainstream Republican and he certainly is no loon. I am keeping my mind open about whom I will support in 2016 and I also like Senator Rubio, but Rand Paul is a fine public servant.
And by the way, if the Republicans want to win any future presidential elections and retake control of the Senate a "me too" policy will not work. Why vote for a me too Republican when you can vote for the real thing in a Democrat? To win the Republicans must present a stark contrast to the Democrats and their destructive policies. And they need to realize that they are not going to win the minority vote no matter what they do so to win they need to cater to their natural base which is still in the majority and will be for at least another 50 years.
posted by John, 11:24 AM

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