In a recent trip to Iowa, Rand Paul spoke of his desire to run for president against President Obama in 2012. The first year Republican congressman told his listeners to expect a Paul in the race.
“I’ve told people that the only decision I’ve made is I wouldn’t run against him,” Rand Paul said during an interview with Radio Iowa on Saturday morning. “…Even if he does, I want to be part of the process, someway, in deciding who the candidate is.”
Rand Paul, an optometrist, points to his father’s travel schedule — which includes recent visits to key states like Iowa — as evidence his father is seriously pondering another presidential campaign. But Rand Paul is ready to jump in if his dad doesn’t.
“I feel the passion to fix the problems in our country before it’s too late,” Paul told Radio Iowa. “And so, many who say, ‘Why don’t you just sit on the back bench and when your time has come in 12 or 15 or 20 years, then you come forward?’ — I see a shorter timeline not just for me, but I see a shorter time line for the country.”
Rand Paul – the ultimate libertarian – believes in business over the American people. He has expressed this preference on many occasions, stating that businesses should be allowed to do whatever they please, with minimum regulation. And at a time when so many coal miners were dying from company’s negligence, Rand Paul had questioned the sensibility of having safety regulations in mines.
The sad fact of the matter is, today’s congressional Republican are on a rampage to deny Americans their basic rights in order to give more to corporations. It seems that a Rand Paul presidential candidate will fit perfectly into their little demented plan.