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Voters Ready for a Libertarian-Republican Candidate, Says Rand Paul

Sen. Rand Paul says he'll wait until 2014 to decide whether to run for president, but he believes voters are ready for a Libertarian-minded Republican candidate.

"I would absolutely not run unless it were to win," the Kentucky Republican said on "Fox News Sunday." "Points have been made, and we we will continue to make points. But I think the country is really ready for the narrative coming -- the Libertarian Republican narrative."

Voters want a "different face," he said.

In order to expand the party's reach, Paul believes the GOP should embrace candidates who are willing to push a less aggressive foreign policy, comprehensive immigration reform and less punitive measures on first offenders of non-violent drug possession.

Source: Politico. Read full article. (link)

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    Reduction in penalties for the 50 million addicts that love getting high and a less aggressive military are suggestions by Ron Paul that are making sense. A longer leash for the 80 million sexual freaks will also be a vote getter.

  • Jesus H. Christ||

    I can't actually tell if you support those things or not. Your language seems a bit conflicted.

  • John Galt||

    So approximately one in four Americans is a registered sex offender?

    Okay, sounds believable.