Rand Paul

Bill Maher: 'Rand Paul could possibly get my vote'

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Oh how Maddow's head would asplode…. |||

HBO Real Time host Bill Maher has told The Hill something that would no doubt outrage many of his fans:

"Rand Paul is an interesting candidate to me. Rand Paul could possibly get my vote," the 58-year-old comedy veteran said of the Kentucky senator.

Maher commented on the son of former Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas): "As I always used to say about his father, I love half of him. I love the half of him that has the guts to say we should end the American empire, pull the troops home, stop getting involved in every foreign entanglement… He's way less of a hawk than Hillary, and that appeals to me a lot because I'm not crazy about how warlike she is." […]

When pressed on whether he was leaning towards the Republican lawmaker in a potential Clinton/Paul matchup (neither has announced any 2016 plans), Maher said, "I wouldn't say leaning, but I would say for the first time in a long time I'd be considering the Republican product. I might choose their toothpaste when I'm in the aisle."

Whole thing here. As we've been writing about at Reason for a long time now, a Rand/Hillary matchup could scramble the political spectrum like few things we've seen before.