Rand Paul vs. Ted Cruz: Who is the better 2016 candidate?

During an appearance on ABC News’ This Week on Sunday, Jon Karl told the panel that Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) is so hated by fellow Republicans these days that he will “need a food taster” at weekly Senate lunches. George Stephanopoulos replied that Sen. Cruz “does have a high tolerance for personal pain inside of his caucus.”

Below is the clip via MRC TV:

On radio this morning, Glenn, Pat, and Stu used the clip as a jumping off point to examine the potential 2016 GOP field. Glenn decided to narrow the debate to Sen. Cruz and his compatriot Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY). Who has the better chance of winning?

“Look, they’re making this into a bad thing. You know, he has a high tolerance for personal pain. That’s a good thing! That’s a good thing,” Glenn said. “Now, the question is: Can you win? In a straight-up Rand Paul/Ted Cruz, had to elect today, which one has the best shot of winning?”

Stu picked Sen. Cruz in a hypothetic election against Democrat Hillary Clinton because he believes libertarianism will be painted as an extremist ideology.

I think when it comes down to a general election, there’s a chance they will attempt to paint libertarianism as completely insane. So I think I’ll go Ted Cruz,” Stu explained. “I think they are both great, and I’d be happy with both of them.”

While Glenn agrees that Sen. Paul’s libertarian background could be used against him, he actually believes Sen. Paul is better positioned within the Republican Party than Sen. Cruz.

“Here’s what’s interesting: Rand Paul is actually positioning himself within the party as more of a GOP guy. But he has this view because of his dad and because [of] who he is as a libertarian,” Glenn said. “Where you have Ted Cruz actually positioning himself against the GOP, but he is viewed as the establishment, or closer to the establishment GOP… You look at him and he is white shirt, red tie, blue suit. He seems like the GOP guy, if you put them side-by-side, compared to Rand Paul. But Rand Paul is behaving more like a GOP guy than Ted Cruz is. It’s fascinating.”

Sen. Cruz will most likely be painted as a religious zealot who is part of the ‘war on women,’ while Sen. Paul will be seen as racists for his position on the Civil Rights Act. Stu believes Sen. Paul will struggle more in the primary because he will find himself surrounded by a group of conservatives that have dramatically different positions on certain issues.

“It’s interesting because I feel like with Rand Paul you have a different government philosophy than we’ve had in either of the two major parties for a long time. Rand Paul is legitimately a libertarian for the most part and that’s different than what we’ve had. And he will be able to talk a game that might connect with some people on war and stuff that I think will be successful with some,” Stu said. “I think he’s going to have a tough time with that in the primary. When you have five conservatives going after him on issues of defense, it’s going to be tough for him to get out of that. He’s good, so I think he’ll have a chance. But it’s a tough argument. You saw what Ron Paul did in that argument.”

“I think he’ll connect because he has not played that game,” Glenn interjected. “That’s not who he is. He isn’t his father. He will be able to connect with the universities and the university students in a completely different way.”

Ultimately, the guys agreed that it is necessary to avoid another 2008 or 2012 where a weak candidate emerges from a belabored primary fight.

“I can tell you: TheBlaze is going to go through enormous growth in the next two years, enormous growth. We won’t be alone in this, but I think we will be able to really impact culture and what’s going on in the country,” Glenn concluded. “Everybody keeps saying: If we don’t win the Hispanics, or if we don’t win this, or if we don’t win that. How about winning the truth… because they can’t hide anymore.”

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  • Anonymous

    Rand Paul no question……. He is the only one who can win.

  • Angela Smith

    Ted Cruz

  • Devin Keehner

    Rand Paul. He has the youth on his side, and I would know.

  • Hannah Johnson

    Ted Cruz, without a doubt.

  • Devin Keehner

    Ted Cruz can’t win. He’s broken goods. He will go the same way as Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin. I can tell you first hand Rand can expand the GOP, and that’s what we need.

  • http://disqus.com/KJinAZ/ KJinAZ

    Put me down for Ted. Rand is a great guy, but not presidential.

  • Anonymous

    Broken goods?

  • PJ1193

    Ted Cruz , the only issue that really matters is Amnesty-Immigration and Rand is way off on this one. If this one is not fixed there will not be a Republican Party to fight over, at least one that is relevant.

  • http://www.common2cents.org/ Soulphoenix

    Rand Paul / Ben Carson 2016. Who better at this time than two doctors who believe in the Constitution?

  • Vince

    I’m a Republican and they’ll both get smoked. by the Democratic Candidate. My friends who are Independent will vote Democrat if either of these two gentleman are the head of our ticket. We better figure it out quick or we’re looking at 16 years out of the White House.

  • Joshua Middendorf

    Rand Paul definitely. Rand Paul is talking about trying to include more Americans and being a party of yes, pro freedom, and liberty, trying to create cooperation with other members even of the other party to come up with solutions. Cruz although I am thankful for what he is doing in the senate is creating more chaos and negativity. The republican party needs to become a party freedom and liberty and look to the future instead being the party of no and excluding and fighting.This may seem crazy but I kind of hope that Mitt Romney, although unlikely, runs again. I disliked Mitt Romney as much as any conservative but since the election I have came to the conclusion that it may need to be someone likely Mitt Romney to bring the country together. Mitt Romney had two problems, he couldn’t get the hard right to back him and his campaign did a horrible job at showing who he is, what he has done, and what he can do for the country.

  • PJ1193

    Rand is still my second choice and when compared to the Bush-McCain-Romney-Ryan- etc wing of the Republican Party he is head and shoulders more acceptable.

  • disparrow_d_

    Cruz with Rand for vp!

  • Mireya Valdes Geilin

    Disappointed at you, Glenn, for sitting Rand Paul in your “make belief” Oval Office & hailing him when Rand is truly an Establishment, Beltway, Status Quo, Big Government guy. He is sucking up to Mitch McConnell & giving Mitch his support because of what Karl Rove may give in return. What type of Liberitarian is he partnering with this gang? You can stay with Rand Paul & even Mitch McConnell, but I am sticking with Matt Bevin.

  • Yoikes

    I would take either one. I lean to Paul because I really believe he’ll shrink the government. His economic ideas are perfect and he isn’t off the wall on foreign policy like his Dad. Plus, I think he can get the libertarian votes whereas Cruz won’t necessarily get the Hispanic vote. Adding his father’s supporters to the mix could be a deciding factor. (But Ted is good too!!)

  • Devin Keehner

    He took to much heat after the shutdown. The General Electorate doesn’t want anything to do with him. Rand’s brand on the other hand is a lot stronger.

  • Devin Keehner

    McConnell has done a lot for Rand and the Tea Party. He has been far more cooperative than any of the other GOP leaders. He should be rewarded for that. It’s Lindsey Graham we should be kicking out this round.

  • Devin Keehner

    Really? Several of my Democratic friends have expressed interest in voting for Rand.

  • Devin Keehner

    I think Rand thinks immigration is inevitable. I think he would prefer to make it as painless as possible.

  • billsnotes365

    There is a lot of truth in what you say. As a student of American presidential elections, I see Ted Cruz as another Barry Goldwater. There are a lot of good things you can say about Goldwater, but as one of my high school classmates said after the 1964 Lyndon Johnson landslide victory, Goldwater “was too damned honest.” Ted Cruz is too blunt and has already established himself as an outlier in American politics. I might have trouble with him myself, but I’d rather vote for rat or hyena than for Hillary Clinton

    Ran Paul has some of that in him as well, but at least he is better at delivering the message. Among those who don’t follow politics, “the low information voter,” how you deliver the message is sometimes more important that what you say. If you sound reasonable and authoritative, you will get more of a following, even if what you say is a lot of bunk. It is probably something they teach you in law school. That’s why Obama has been so successful at the polls. He is mostly an empty suit with a rigid, far left ideology, but he looks and sounds so good that people don’t look any further.

    As for who can win for the GOP in 2016 that is a hard one. I worked hard for Romney in 2012, and thought that he would have made a good president. The trouble is a some of the people who voted for McCain in 2008 stayed home because Romney is a Mormon. They stayed home and in essence voted for a Obama who supports abortion on demand and just about every other activity that they oppose. Yet they could not see past Romney’s religion.

  • Anti Fabian

    Excuse me folks, but Ted Cruz cannot run for President. He was not born in the USA. Do we believe in following our Constitution or don’t we? Ted Cruz was born in Canada to a US immigrant father from Cuba. To be President of the USA, you must be born in the USA. Does not matter if your parents are Americans or not, only matters that you must be born in the USA. So it looks like for this particular query, Rand Paul is currently the only viable candidate for President in 2016. This is one reason why Obama spent millions on lawyers to hide his birth identity at first and then eventually produced a birth certificate that has been proven to be counterfeit by Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona pretty conclusively. It is so obvious from the facts presented that Obama’s birth certificate is fake, I wonder why Glenn refuses to talk about it? Anyway, I digress. Rand Paul is the only one in this query who can run for President, being a natural born citizen of the USA.

  • Carol Dorne

    As far as I’m concerned if it were not for Ted Cruz we would really be in the toilet. Of course he’s hated , he stuck his neck out for us; damaged goods/ A little ungrateful don’t you think. He is the only one ( maybe Lee) that has the guts to stick up for us. We better be grateful he’ here! John

  • Diane B

    Rand Paul – definitely. And not because of where he was born. Ted Cruz is great in a discussion of principles and values. His head and heart are in the right place. But in recent months, Rand Paul has come up with solutions and action. His proposal for reviving inner city devastation, starting with Detroit, was well thought out and made economic sense. He has definite thoughts on the NSA and has taken the issue to court. He also has specific points on immigration. Ted Cruz does not have public sector experience, and Rand Paul’s experience in health care is invaluable. But wouldn’t Ted make a great Press Secretary? I’d watch those briefings every day.

  • New York’s Charlemagne’s Law

    Mitt Romney in 2016. #draftromney

  • Bryson Mull

    MITT ROMNEY!! #draftromney

  • Joshua Rojas

    Easily Ted Cruz. I wouldn’t be as excited and involved to campaign for a libertarian who sides with the GOP on many issues over the Tea Party.

  • Joshua Rojas

    I agree. I don’t trust Rand.

  • Anonymous

    Won’t matter because Christie will get the nomination.

  • Anonymous

    Saying No to tyranny is saying Yes to freedom.

  • Anonymous

    Translation: We’ll let the media pick our candidate. Again. Because that always works out so well for us.

  • Anonymous

    No, you need to be an American citizen by birth. Cruz is.

  • ilikai

    I would go with Cruz. I think he has a better record on fighting the spending and actually taking a stand against Dem stupidity.

  • Kallies

    Of course you do realize his mother was a natural born American and never relinquished her citizenship so Ted Cruz is a US Citizen by birth. If it was just country of birth John McCain would not have been able to run because he was born in Panama City Panama. You should really bother educating yourself before you bother commenting on things you know nothing about.

  • Anonymous

    Ron sold out to the “GOPe” establishment for his son Rand. He sold out period.

  • Jared Townsend

    I favor Rand Paul… for the VP slot. Romney is the best presidential candidate we have. #MittRomney2016 #DraftRomney

  • Anonymous

    McConnell is a RINO progressive. A traitor to the constitution and real Americans.

  • Karenkmy

    Disappointed in you Glenn for you treatment of Mitt Romney… and neither of these unimaginative, inadequate wannabes is ready for prime time… #AmericaneedsMitt #draftRomney2016.

  • Anonymous

    NO ONE….NOT ANYONE with the possible exception of Mike Lee can touch Ted Cruz as the BEST possible candidate for president. This nation NEEDS Senator Cruz and many more like him who stand for laws, the constitution and not MEN.

  • billsnotes365

    And what if Matt Bevin has no chance of beating his Democrat – Obama clone opponent? Would you be as thrilled with him then? You have to work with people to get things done. I’m not saying you need to sell out like John McCain, who getting nothing in return for his defections, but you have keep it in mind that successful politicians have to work with other people.

  • Anonymous

    Paul is a GOPe candidate.

  • Joshua Rojas

    Cruz is trustworthy. Rand is not.

  • Anonymous

    He and his father are traitors to their followers by selling out to the GOPe.

  • Joshua Rojas

    Who made you an expert? We get it. You like libertarians.

  • Anonymous

    Paul is a sell out like his father to the GOPe.

  • obfusk8

    Well, isn’t this special. Ted Cruz would make a wonderful candidate but he is NOT a natural born citizen. So let’s start off where the Democrats left off by ignoring the Constitution just like they do.

  • Joshua Rojas

    Ha nice try libertarian.

  • Joshua Rojas

    I always complain that he is too nice, not too honest. He is just like Reagan.

  • Joshua Rojas

    Yep Rand wants to surrender on everything but spying.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Paul-Marks/1266358046 Paul Marks

    Rand Paul has a long term record of opposing wild Federal government spending and (also vital) the wild monetary policy of the Federal Reserve.

  • Anonymous

    Ted tried. Rand followed “kind of”. No no one likes a traitor. Ron and Rand betrayed their followers in 2012 and sold out to the establishment GOP or GOPe who are progressives like the democrats. WAKE UP!

  • Joshua Rojas

    Rand Paul = surrendering to the progressive agenda, libertarian.
    Ted Cruz = Ronald Reagan.
    Nuff said…

  • Joshua Rojas

    Yes he is. This debate was settled a looooong time ago. Even the Dems don’t deny it. Nice try libertarian.

  • Anonymous

    What will bring the country together is someone who will follow the constitution NOT give people of special interest groups free stuff.

  • Joshua Rojas

    Well said! We should be thanking him. Not throwing him under the bus like a used paper towel.

  • Karen

    Mitt Romney 2016 #DraftRomney

  • Chris Sea-la

    Heat from whom? I dont care what liberals or RINOs say, he was right about Obamacare the entire time and is STILL right. This ER nurse supports Cruz.

  • jeff.cox

    But aren’t we overlooking the dream ticket of Allen West and Ben Carson? We could be looking at a Reaganesque sweep of all 50 states with this kind of talent!

  • Russell Morgan

    FINALLY someone really gets it. In the past 2 elections the GOP has had better candidates than Barrack, They were more capable, more qualified and would have been much better presidents. BUT there wasn’t a chance in hell they could win. The key question here is WHO CAN WIN. Who is the GOP candidate that will appeal to a broad enough spectrum of people to win.

  • Anonymous

    The Democrats and Republicans BOTH told Reagan he could NOT win and look what happened. Sorry but you are just wrong.

  • Anonymous

    I hope that which ever one of these it might be, that all the wanna be Presidents get with one or two and back them instead of arguing on the basically same issues. There is way too many that crawl out of the wood work in order to run. It splits the voters up and confuses people. So Ted Cruz or Rand Paul ( Preferably Ted) would be good. We must not forget about the Allen Wests but hopefully he is smart enough to stand and support one or the other. All these great people should definately have positions in the administration….. Dr. Ben Carson, Trey Gowdy , Allen West, Mike Lee etc., etc. Ted might want to try and get with the younger generation and the Afican Americans also. Dress down a bit Ted:):):):)

  • Anonymous

    The answer to your question is TED CRUZ. No one else comes even close on either side. He would wipe the floor with any candidate on the horizon in a debate or speaking. He is a man for the rule of LAW not men.

  • Anonymous

    Also, Rand Paul needs to drop his support for Mitch McConnell……

  • The Blue Tail Gadfly

    Ted Cruz’s father was not a US Citizen and Ted was also born in Canada so he has held dual citizenship status since birth, therefore he cannot possibly be a natural born Citizen because he has owed allegiance to another country.

    ~BTG

    http://publiushuldah.wordpress.com/category/natural-born-citizen/

  • Anonymous

    Cruz in 2016. Rand as maybe VP. He is not to be trusted but may be foisted upon Cruz to appease the GOPe. Ron and Rand betrayed their followers/supporters in 2012.

  • Anonymous

    Rand Paul / Justin Amash 2016. They would wipe out anyone in their path

  • Anonymous

    Milk Toast (like Romney) RINO with some inexperienced constitutionalist thrown in for flavor. Not palatable.

  • The Blue Tail Gadfly

    So everyone who states Ted Cruz is not a natural born Citizen is automatically a libertarian?

    Where was this debate settled again?

  • I am a daughter of the Father,

    Rand Paul ALLTHE WAY!!!!

  • victoria_29

    Ted Cruz easily. Unlike Paul he has not waffled on issues, has not told us that we need to sell our values down the road, and doesn’t support amnesty.

  • victoria_29

    ah ben carson is a non-starter, he is gun grabber.

  • victoria_29

    yeah right a big spender with a sucky record that never met a debt increase he didn’t vote for & a gun grabber…great ticket there.

  • Anonymous

    Funny …none of the Paul bots will address the betrayal that the Pauls inflicted upon them during the 2012 election. That is because they can’t open their eyes and wake up! Hold the politicians accountable people. NO ONE is above the constitution. Not even Cruz.

  • David Wilson

    ………your name is perfect. smh You don’t even have a clue as to what comes out of your mouth (or in this case your keyboard)

  • Anonymous

    Perfect reply from someone with NO ARGUMENT.

  • David Wilson

    …again you are stupid and nobody should listen to your nonsense.

  • Anonymous

    Again, your reply is no argument. So no reply. You show yourself.

  • Angel Nova

    I love them both but will vote for Ted Cruz. He is a solid conservative with brains and guts. We need him against the very left . We tried the two moderates before but Mc Cain and Romney were soft. We need a very solid rock to throw to any loony lib.

  • Anonymous

    Excellent analysis! Thank you.

  • David Wilson

    Don’t listen to their nonsense…make your own mind up about Rand.

  • Jose Antonio Gonzalez

    I’ll hope our next GOP candidate and USA’s President is Ted Cruz…!!! God willing..!!!

  • Anti Fabian

    Yes, you must be an American Citizen by birth. However, according to the Congressional Biographical Directory, Ted Cruz was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, December 22, 1970. Since the Constitution is our law, he cannot legally be President of the United States of America. I wish that information about his birth place was incorrect, because I believe Cruz would be an excellent President, 100% better than what we have had for the last 25+ years. But I am in favor of sticking with the Constitution and not picking and choosing what we will or will not follow like the Progressives do.

  • Anonymous

    I hate to say it but I think Glenn is sliding toward the GOPe (GOP “establishment”) and even RINO side of the scale. Not what he became famous for and certainly by his own admission not where he came from politically. Cruz has a track record to point to that is very much a strict constitutionalist. A man who respects the law and constitution. These things are what made our country great. The striving to respect the rights of the individual and law. These are the things that this country must adhere to no matter what comes or we are lost. The greatest thing this country needs is God and that can’t be legislated.

  • Julie Tripp

    Ted Cruz is my guy! He knows and loves the constitution and isn’t afraid to stand up and speak the truth. I hope he runs, and if he does, I will WORK to help him get elected. Unlike the last two GOP nominees.

  • Anonymous

    Ted Cruz is better!

  • Anti Fabian

    Oh my… I am embarrassed for you Kallies. It would appear that it is you who needs to do as you indicated in your posting that I should do concerning researching first before commenting. I have taught a class on the Constitution at a local Junior college. I do kind of know what is in the Constitution and what it means. Please allow me to share with you with the true facts. Article 2, Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution addresses the qualifications of the President of the United States. Here it is word for word:

    “No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that office who shall not have attained to the age of thirty-five years, and been fourteen years a resident within the United States.”

    What I did not know is what you say about McCain’s place of birth in Panama. If that is true, then according to the Constitution, McCain should not have been allowed to run for office of President either. I am sorry to prove you wrong. I don’t like putting people down and belittling them like you tried to do to me. I do, however, wish you all the best in your future studies of the Constitution. :-)

  • Anonymous

    The more that Beltway Republicans dislike someone, the more I like that someone. I’m supporting Cruz if he runs, just because he WILL be a choice – no an echo.

    And, yeah, I meant that to sound just as it did.

  • Eric Durbin

    Rand Paul is more consistent. Ted Cruz seems to forget he’s for state sovereignty on issues like marijuana, plus he flip flops on immigration which leads me to not trust him.

  • Nunuvyer Bizniz

    Ben Carson with Rand Paul or Ted Cruz for VP.

  • Seth R Hazen

    Rand Paul as president.
    Janet Brew as Vice President.
    Ted Cruz as head of the justice Department…..

  • Eric Durbin
  • Carol Kirk

    I’M NOT SURE EITHER ONE WILL WIN ONLY BECAUSE OF THE INDOCTRINATION THAT HAS WENT ON IN THE EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM. YOUNG PEOPLE STILL ARE NOT ON BOARD WITH THE TRUTH IN POLITICS. EVERYONE HERE IS IN THE CHOIR. I THINK BEN CARSON HAS A BETTER CHANCE THAN BOTH OF THEM. HE IS A MAN OF INTEGRITY AND CAN FIGHT THE ARGUEMENT OF OBAMACARE FROM BEING A CONSERVATIVE SUCCESSFUL BLACK NEUROSURGEON. AND IT WOULD THROW OFF ANY “RACIST” CARD THE LIBERAL TROUBLE MAKERS WANT TO WHINE ABOUT!!

  • Anti Fabian

    Libertarian? No. Not really. I am a card carrying member of the Constitution Party. I do not ascribe to Republicanism or Libertarianism. I ascribe only to the Constitution and support anyone running for office who is committed to following the Constitution regardless of party. Quite frankly, I would prefer we did not have political parties. We would have been better off following the counsel of President Washington and avoided political parties, but there is nothing in the Constitution to prevent them, and they are a reality for today’s political process, so I have chosen the Constitution Party.

    Truth is, I really like Ted Cruz a lot! I wish very much that he was a natural U.S. born citizen, because I think he would make an excellent president! But he is not, so he is legally out of the running. I believe Rand Paul would make an excellent president.
    I also believe Senator Mike Lee would make a good president. All three of those men are strong followers of the Constitution. I am hopeful that some others will arise and help bring our government back to Constitutional form. Any more comments or questions?

  • Eric Durbin

    Rand Paul with Amash for VP

  • Anonymous

    I do not know if Ted Cruz can win, and I don’t think anyone really knows for sure, but I believe he would make a very competent president—and be true to his oath of office. He will uphold and protect the Constitution. He’s intelligent, articulate, comfortable speaking extemporaneously — quick on his feet, does not back down, and is not intimidated by the RINO Establishment. I would love to see him go head to head with Hillarity. Republicans should be pushing back against Obama, his socialist compadres and their march to destroy our Constitutional Republic (what’s left of it). Instead, RINOs like Cornyn vote to fund Obamacare while attacking Cruz for his unrelenting opposition to the treasonous Obama and the puppet Democrats. Under pressure, Cruz is energized. He’s a breath of fresh air, but can hardly do what needs to be done by himself. We need more like Cruz and Lee and less like Boehner, McConnell, McCain, Cornyn and the rest of the roll-over-and-play-dead RINOs.

  • Anonymous

    Carson is squishy on the 2nd Amendment—not to be trusted.

  • Anonymous

    Standing and filibustering against delusional, psuedo-intellectual liberals for 21 straight hours without a bathroom break is an act of personal bodily sacrifice and courage. I will vote for Ted Cruz in the primaries without a doubt.

  • Anonymous

    I agree. Rand Paul is only trying to get his delegates lined up.

  • Anonymous

    Ted Cruz is a better man. He is courageous and an independent thinker, two things Rand Paul is not. Even if he is not a probable winner, his character alone acheives my vote. You are entitled to your own opinion but why not vote for the best man instead of your idea of an electable one? Because people are so scared of mixing things up, the Republican establishment today is only slightly less progressive than the Democratic Party.

  • Carle W Riley

    The better candidate would probably be Senator Cruz, but I’m not certain of his eligibility due to his Citizenship issue. I respect both for their willingness to stand out among the conservatives and take the heat from elitist republicans as they choose to stand with the people rather than the establishment. I would vote for either over any liberal.

  • Anonymous

    Ben Carson would be great! He just really doesn’t seem interested in running for office or being anyone’s running mate. He’s a good man who probably just wants to stay within himself. Politics are dirty and he’s clean. I gave you a like.

  • Anonymous

    Cruz is NOT eligible! I wish he was. But his father was NOT a US citizen when Cruz was born and that puts a cork in it. We cannot break the law like the D-rats did with Zero. We do that and we’re no better than they are.

    As I have, I wish he was eligible, I quite like the guy. But liking won’t change the fact. Not natural born, not eligible.

    And, yes I do have my firesuit on ’cause I know folks aren’t going to like that. Sorry guys, I refuse to support something that breaks the Constitution.

  • Crassus

    Ted Cruz might actually be the real deal. I wouldn’t trust Rand Paul with the time of day. The guy is a skunk just like his daddy.

  • Anonymous

    Question Is our country taking the first steps of following Russian model of combining government and medical care under obama care ???? Under this precedent is where Russia have the options to silence opposition of the people by pressuring mental health doctors or as Bush would say voodoo doctors to falsely certified your insane ,or threaten you to be label as neglectful parent, unfit parent ,bad influence on children if you don’t stop speaking out !! I believe this case with children hospital is obama trail run of this power combing government with medical care to control the people and have a gag order on it so people won’t be aware this grab of power over the them. I pray for this young girl and their parents and anyone in same situation ,and for people that can help them !! As for Taxachusetts all government officials are in lockstep with obama progressive agenda for control they will not listen to the people ! Even if 99% people are for the parents rights to get second opinion or to return this child back to Tufts and her original doctors !!!! Thank you Glenn for letting these very caring parents get their word out to save their child despite government gag order on them !l What next with this combining corrupt government with medical care under obama care that anyone can be targeted espeically if in opposition groups like Tea Party,Conservative ,individuals etc.your insane by slanted evaluration by obama witch doctors will have government pull people off the street !!!!. I say repeal this obomination of obama care before they know how use this evil power to it’s full potential !!!!!!!!!!!!!! This nothing but a trial run for the obama progressive to have more full control over the people with government and medical in cohoots the people will have no recourse ,judge will gag people from speaking,slant hearings and court cases even if you have a good lawyer it a stack deck against WE THE PEOPLE to speak out ,for people to hear the other side , and to speak on the injustice by a corrupt government greed of power for control of people with no way to speak out !!!!!!!!!!! We do not want to follow Russia model of combining government and medical care , Hey obama stop trying to turn our government to be like Russia or worst , this is the land of the free ,with rights and a constitution and we are living in United State not Russia !!!!!!!!!!!!! WAKE UP PEOPLE BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Crassus

    Yeah, the only reason the youth love Sonny Boy is because he wants to legalize smoke a dope. That gets ‘em every time.

  • Anonymous

    Absolutely 100% Ted Cruz! I’ve never for a moment been confused about where he stands. OTOH, Rand Paul supports Mitch McConnell.

  • Anonymous

    I would like to see Ted Cruz with WI Scott Walker as the VP pick.

  • Anonymous

    Ol’ Mitch just wants another term and to hell with the rest of the country.

  • Nunuvyer Bizniz

    Are you sure? I thought I heard him say, in no uncertain terms, that he supported the 2nd amendment? I better check because I sure won’t vote for ANYONE that doesn’t support it. Thanks!

  • Anonymous

    I think it’s Rand Paul by default since Ted Cruz likely isn’t eligible to be president due to his Canadian birth. Plus, I like Paul better than Cruz and prefer a libertarian over a conservative.

  • Anonymous

    I smell fear. Good. You just told us who can beat Hillary. :D

  • Anonymous

    I’m not ashamed to support the conservatives who have been attacked and demonized by the socialist traitors. I think it would be great to see Rand Paul as POTUS, Ted Cruz as VPOTUS, Palin or Bachmann as Sec of State, Allen West as Sec of Def, Andrew Napolitano to head up the DOJ, etc. We can dream while we’re fighting to save the country!

  • jscoombs

    The best candidate for 2016 is the same one as 2012 and he will be even more needed in 2016. That man is Mitt Romney! He’s a true statesman and has the heart of a servant. He cares about the people of this country and wants what is best for it’s citizens. He doesn’t want a title. These two others could learn many amazing qualities from this great and humble leader! He understands how to find common ground, isn’t grandiose and his words aren’t empty. He has a proven track record and his love for God and country is second to none. This country would surely be blessed if this great man gave us another chance to correct the mistake made in 2012. He is sorely needed! Run again, Mitt, please run!! You will WIN!! #draftRomney #MittRomney2016 https://www.Facebook.com/DraftRomney

  • Wanba

    Neither! Mitt Romney was the best choice in 2012 and would be our president now if not for voter fraud and stubborn Republicans who refused to vote for a Mormon or a candidate other than the one they wanted. Mitt Romney is the best choice for 2016 even more than he was in 2012!!

  • Anonymous

    It’s like this—and I like the guy—he says he supports the 2nd Amendment, but one thing he’s said leads me to believe he doesn’t know much about firearms, and it sends a little chill down my spine. This is odd: he does not believe that people in big cities (?) should own semi-automatic weapons. So, if I live in Buffalo or Dallas or Minneapolis, where would I keep my Browning BAR or my Colt Commander or my Ruger Mark III target pistol—all semi-autos? Anyone who has reservations about which firearms I may own is not a true believer in the 2nd Amendment. No one should be able to say what guns you or I may choose to own. A little gun control is no better than a lot of gun control.

    Check this out: http://www.mediaite.com/tv/conservative-hero-ben-carson-to-beck-you-have-no-right-to-semi-automatic-weapons-in-large-cities/

  • DeCannon

    I like Rand, and I like Cruz… but as far as executive leadership and the over all experience to get this country back on track after we prior it out Obama’s fingers… there is NO ONE more uniquely qualified than Mitt Romney.

  • Anonymous

    The GOP should pick a candidate who will connect to the people and who is honest
    and genuine. The candidate should put the American people first for a change and his actions and policies should not only be dictated by the party.

  • Tami Standley

    Neither! They’re both looney birds and unfit for the office! America needs Mitt Romney now more than ever!! And it would help if the talking heads (Beck and all others) would get behind him this time!! #DraftRomney #MittRomney2016

  • Anonymous

    I have the same feeling about Rand, I think the only reason why he wants to become president is to go down in the history books. I think he is not sincere.

  • Anonymous

    Cruz was crucified for speaking the truth about Obamacare.
    He should be hailed for his foresight, not bashed.

  • Spike Williams

    For me the bumper sticker reads Cruz/Paul, then again I would accept Paul/Cruz.

  • Karenkmy

    Interesting how Mitt has been proven right abt everything! That is what I want! I want the one who knows what they are talking about!

  • Russell Armstrong

    Rand Paul is the best choice for many reasons, Ted Cruz would be an excellent running mate as the VP candidate. I def. don’t understand all the hate Rand & Ron Paul are getting here. Next we’ll be hearing how great it would be to have Newt Gingrich run again………..pulease!

  • Dan Heizinger

    Look at these trolls who’ve coordinated to come here and prop Mitt Romney for laughs. Hilarious.

  • Russell Armstrong

    Fair enough, I’ll take that ticket regardless!

  • Anonymous

    Ted Cruz runs he has my vote period. He has earned it by standing up for us and taking the hits. If he is hated by the GOP…I view that as a solid endorsement. The GOP is nothing more than a bunch of hypocrite traitors to the American people not much better than the liberal scum themselves.

  • Russell Armstrong

    I voted for Mitt last time and I’d probably vote for him again. Anybody but Hillary or Biden.

  • coblazeco

    I really like them both, but I like Rand better for POTUS. He seems less like a politician than Cruz and more like a regular guy when he speaks. Since I am hard pressed to find much ideologically different about them, I’m leaning towards Rand for now because of that. Matt wasn’t in the race when Mitch asked for Rand’s endorsement, so don’t get all worried that he likes Mitch better.

  • PatriotsPixie

    Wanba – NOT! I only voted for that RINO because the other choice was not a choice – - but totally intolerable!

  • Russell Armstrong

    Exactly, well said.

  • PatriotsPixie

    Man, Carol – - You are really on with that one. I would vote for Dr. Ben Carson in a heart beat!!!

  • PatriotsPixie

    How about Dr. Carson with Cruz for a VP??

  • PatriotsPixie

    You two are right – - – Rand is not trustworthy. I’ve seen too much bowing to the establishment from him. After all – he’s just a politician!

  • PatriotsPixie

    Victoria – where’d you hear that???

  • coblazeco

    I live in Denver and Rand Paul could win this state, not so sure Cruz could. Most of my friends and neighbours tend to be Libertarian minded but vote Dem because of the GOP imagery put out there by the media. That image doesn’t stick to Rand Paul.

  • Anonymous

    You’re the only voice of clarity I’ve found on this particular issue. I respect your knowledge of the Constitution hands down. You know more about it than me. From what you know of Obama’s birth certificate controversy, does his parallel with Cruz here? Break it down for me.

  • coblazeco

    Rand Paul -POTUS
    Mike Lee- VP
    Ted Cruz- SenMajLeader
    Jim Jordan- House Speaker
    Trey Gowdy- AG
    If you want justice to be served and this circus to be fixed? Run this program.

  • Jim Barker

    I’d vote for Cruz n a heartbeat, because he seems to be the one person most dynamically fighting for the ideals and beliefs that I share.

  • Charlie from New Jersey

    The Republicans need someone who fights! Rand whines and frets but in the end does what he is told. Ted insists on accountability and stands his ground. If Mitt had fought hard during the last two “debates” we would already be out of this nightmare. But he listened to the Beltway consultants and softened his story and lost the last two debates and the election. He was too soft and only vicious with conservatives; not the Marxist in the White House or the leftists that dominate the beltway.
    Also, in spite of Glen’s new found pacifism, Rand’s foreign policy is not realistic and will cause what pacifism always causes… war.
    Ted Cruz is the MAN.

  • coblazeco

    I’ll vote for Cruz if he wins the Rep Nom. But I doubt he can win the Gen Election because he is dynamically fighting. His style excites folks like us but it scares the otherside. The Ind. voter that is unhappy with the Dems won’t get behind him. He would be much more effective pushing Constitutional laws through the Senate.

  • Joshua Rojas

    So I’m not the only one who gets that vibe off him!!

  • Anonymous

    You are an American citizen if born to parents who are citizens. Cruz’ father is a citizen. If his father was Canadian, and Cruz immigrated and was later naturalized, you would be correct. But Cruz was born an American citizen.

    Just like Obama is an American citizen because his mother was a citizen. Doesn’t matter where he was born. Natural born citizen means mom and/or dad are citizens.

  • Joshua Rojas

    Ben Carson bashed the Defund Movement to make himself look better than Cruz. He sided with Mitch McConnel and John McCain. No thank you. I’ll take someone I can trust!

  • coblazeco

    Charlie, I completely disagree with your opinion of Rand. I used to think that about him until I did my homework. He most definitely does not do what he’s told. Ted is a great man but he can’t win the General Election, the left will make him out to be too extreme.

  • Joshua Rojas

    Who sides with Mitch McConnell and the GOP Establishment. Yeah real, non-politician like.

  • Joshua Rojas

    Not true.

  • Joshua Rojas

    Nice.

  • Joshua Rojas

    Agreed.

  • Polly Tigal

    What has Cruz or Paul offered the American people besides soaring rhetoric? Sorry guys, but we have that president now. Paul grandstands in Detroit touting an economic plan, meanwhile his home state of Kentucky suffers from 8.4% unemployment. Do you REALLY think a freshman senator has the skill set we need to turn the economy around? If you do, then you’re no smarter than the fools who elected Obama. We need to start treating elections like a job interview instead of a popularity contest. Mitt Romney is still the guy for the job. No doubt in my mind. We need him more than ever. Undeniable love of country, morally sound, hardworking, smart, and a proven track record of turning things around. America missed the mark in 2012. I hope we get another shot in 2016.

  • Anonymous

    I hope that our candidates will speak out on another factor of obama care where the government and medical care providers in cohoots that leave we the people with no recourse like the parents with their daughter in Boston Children Hospital in Mass . This is the first step to follow Russia model of combining government and medicare for control power leaving the people with no recourse !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Witch doctor will declare people insane if they oppose obama progressive policy and the government will pull them of the street to be not be seen again !!!!!!!!!! Too much power !!!!!! P.S there is another post about 2 and half hour before this one .

  • Nunuvyer Bizniz

    Thanks Wes. Interesting. I guess if he doesn’t change his tune, I won’t be the only one to dismiss him. Appreciate the info!

  • coblazeco

    He’s already explained why he endorsed McConnell and he most definitely Does Not side with the GOP establishment.

  • Marci Murray

    I don’t understand why anyone is even talking about Ted Cruz being our President. It doesn’t matter if you love him or hate him. He was born in Canada and isn’t eligible for our highest office.

  • Marci Murray

    Cruz was born in Canada. He isn’t eligible to be President.

  • Marci Murray

    Cruz was born in Canada.

  • Marci Murray

    Cruz was born in Canada. He isn’t eligible to be President.

  • Marci Murray

    Small problem. He isn’t eligible. He was born in Canada.

  • Anonymous

    Considering who Obama’s father was, I don’t see Cruz’ dual citizenship as an issue.

  • Lars Skiipole

    Surgeon General

  • Renny

    Yeah, you really want to go with the guy that didn’t win last time and just run him again. Pfft. No.

  • Mike Nelson

    Edit: Whoops, I misunderstood your point.

    Agreed :)

  • Mike Nelson

    Why do you add the “e” at the end of GOP? What does it mean?

  • Anonymous

    Yes he is.
    “In April 2010, Solum republished the same article as an online draft, in
    which he clarified his original statement so that it would not be
    misunderstood as excluding the children of one citizen parent.”
    Lawrence Solum, Professor of Law at the University of
    IllinoisMichigan Law Review, 2008

    Ronald Rotunda, Professor of Law at Chapman University, has remarked “There’s [sic] some people who say that both parents need to be citizens. That’s never been the law.”
    Kornhaber, Spencer (September 22, 2010). “Chapman
    Constitutional Scholar Rebuffs Orly Taitz’s Overtures”. OC
    Weekly. Quoted from Wikipedia Article, 10 February 2014 at
    20:44.

    Ted Cruz’ mother was born in Delaware. He is a natural born citizen.

  • Anonymous

    Cruz is a natural born citizen.
    “In April 2010, Solum republished the same article as an online draft, in
    which he clarified his original statement so that it would not be
    misunderstood as excluding the children of one citizen parent.”
    Lawrence Solum, Professor of Law at the University of
    IllinoisMichigan Law Review, 2008

    Ronald Rotunda, Professor of Law at Chapman University, has remarked
    “There’s [sic] some people who say that both parents need to be
    citizens. That’s never been the law.”
    Kornhaber, Spencer (September 22, 2010). “Chapman
    Constitutional Scholar Rebuffs Orly Taitz’s Overtures”. OC
    Weekly. Quoted from Wikipedia Article, 10 February 2014 at
    20:44.

    Ted Cruz’ mother was born in Delaware. He is a natural born citizen.

  • Anonymous

    Yes he is.
    “In April 2010, Solum republished the same article as an online draft, in
    which he clarified his original statement so that it would not be
    misunderstood as excluding the children of one citizen parent.”
    Lawrence Solum, Professor of Law at the University of
    IllinoisMichigan Law Review, 2008

    Ronald Rotunda, Professor of Law at Chapman University, has remarked
    “There’s [sic] some people who say that both parents need to be
    citizens. That’s never been the law.”
    Kornhaber, Spencer (September 22, 2010). “Chapman
    Constitutional Scholar Rebuffs Orly Taitz’s Overtures”. OC
    Weekly. Quoted from Wikipedia Article, 10 February 2014 at
    20:44.

    Ted Cruz’ mother was born in Delaware. He is a natural born citizen.

  • Karen

    I saw that you posted this several times today. Have you read your Constitution lately? The requirement is that the person be a natural-born citizen, which includes children born abroad to US citizens which Ted Cruz was. Your logic would mean that US military children born abroad could not be president which is totally incorrect.

  • Guest

    Thank you displaced I was about to make the same statement. IF at your birth you are subject to the laws of the US you ARE a Natural born citizen. this is the DUMBEST THING people tend to repeat because they don’t know what is meant by the clause.

  • Guest

    When he came out and endorsed Mitch mcConnell THEN on Hannity a week or so ago said he would not get involved with incumbent politics he lied.

  • Anonymous

    Ted Cruz, by far! Rand Paul is trying to be too cute by half in announcing his support for the Chinless/Spineless Wonder of the Senate, Jerry Mahoney’s ventriloquist’s dummy – Mitch McConnell. Just like Rubio eliminated himself with the Gang of 8 Morons on the ‘scamnesty’ issue, Rand Paul has placed himself out of contention by siding with the RINOs!

  • Guest

    Never mind Karen evidently Marci has never bothered to read. Let her live with what she thinks she knows.

  • Guest

    When he was interviewed by Glenn Beck

  • lraivala

    Ted Cruz.

  • lraivala

    I like the sound of that.

  • DJR

    Love them both

  • Anonymous

    No president will be able to save us but Rand Paul can be trusted to fight for our freedom and roll back the tide of tyranny. I can’t imagine the powers that be allowing that to happen, though. Communists and Right Wing scoundrels agree on very little but they will fight us in their common goal to make the state more powerful rather than less. They are two heads on the same snake.

    Rand is a principled leader who has shown he’s willing to take unpopular positions before they become popular. The thing that scares me about his candidacy is that the RINOS and the Leftists will join forces as they did against Ron Paul. When establishments Republicans trashed Ron Paul, they alienated a huge youth vote that could have put us over the top. Wouldn’t it be life changing not to be suffering this 4 year term of Obama? Wouldn’t we have been better off? You don’t have to answer. You know the truth. Establishment Republicans fear Libertarian ideas every but as much as the Democratic Communists of the left. Our enemy is not Libertarian. Our enemy is the enemy of the Libertarian. Our enemy, in the upcoming presidential race, are the enemies of the Rand Paul no matter which party.

    If the Republicans want to regain power, they will make friends with the Libertarian.

  • Libertarian

    Which is exactly what Obama is even if he was born in Kenya. So the birthers should just drop it.

  • The Blue Tail Gadfly

    “Papa” Cruz was a Cuban Citizen and didn’t become a US Citizen until 2005, 35 years after Ted was born. Ted Cruz also holds dual citizenship status from his birth in Canada and therefore cannot possibly be a natural born Citizen because his allegiance is divided.

  • kandy830

    my Aunty Grace got a nearly new blue Kia by
    working part time from the internet. look at this now C­a­s­h­D­u­t­i­e­s­.­ℂ­o­m

  • Anonymous

    I hereby stick my neck out with a prediction. If he chooses to run, and there have been no indications that he might, I’d bet on Sen. John Thune (SDak) as a strong contender for both the nomination and the general election. He has conservative credentials as well as establishment ones. He presents well, the dry wit that can often confound the protestations of the ideologue. In this day of TV there is some requirement for appearance – he has that.

    I do not subscribe to the trivial aspects of electability, I prefer substance. I think Thune has both. Perhaps a low key but substantial candidate is our best bet.

  • simon77047

    The people are not going to vote for the candidate whose best for the country, they are going to vote for whomever promises them the most stuff. Sad, but true.

  • Bonnie Somer

    paul or cruz r good. i say just paint a vision of what u would do for the nation make the Dem candidate do that Hillary cannot run from Benghazi don’t run on her past run for the future what ur vision is. Dr Carson Allen West Jim Jordan Mike Lee all good Scott Walker Rick Santorum, Nikki Haley, all good our message is great just need the right messenger. Cruz or Paul w/Dr Carson or Allen West or Jim Jordan great

  • Anonymous

    CRUZ!!!!!!

  • Karenkmy

    Yes… I want to go with the guy who is seasoned, reasonable, fully vetted and not only capable but ready to lead this country… Oh, and the one that was cheated out of a win that was rightfully his…

  • coblazeco

    Love’m both but Cruz cannot win the General election.

  • Anonymous

    Neither has said word one about the Islamization of this country…Someone needs to get them on the record.

  • coblazeco

    I think Mitt is a really nice guy, big heart and all, but he was rejected twice. I also think he is too trusting and easily manipulated.

  • Barbara Tucker

    Some folks think if they say something enough it makes it so!

  • BlueMN

    Throwing a used paper towel under a bus is littering!

  • BlueMN

    Where was President Obama’s mother born?

  • http://www.facebook.com/#!/sean.azpeitia BasqueCO

    Rand is a FAR better choice. If left with the choices of another legal legerdemain of eligibility for President but this time from the GOP, and Democrats, I’m pretty sure it will be another disaster for the Republicans. I’d rather have Rand and a victory any day.

  • Anonymous

    Paul has a better chance than Cruz because he’ll bend his campaign toward more popular views. You can hear Paul moderating his tone already. For example, Paul even supported McConnell and didn’t even try to defend why! Cruz, on the other hand, will stick to extreme positions and we know from experience the country won’t vote for that.

  • Anonymous

    You have to go with Cruz. Cruz is smarter, tougher, and totally thick-skinned. The attack/negative bomb that will be dropped on either one in 2016 will be mind-boggling.
    I suspect Rand is too thin-skinned to make it out. I like him a lot but he takes severe offense to pretty basic attacks. Plus Cruz looks more Presidential frankly, and that stuff matters.

  • Anonymous

    Either one will have a much better chance against Hillary than any RINO you put up. Not enough contract. They will go down just like the Rombot.

  • charles barr

    Dr. Ben Carson/Colonel Alen West in 2016. Senator Cruz and Senator Paul will have their chance and are fine examples of the American peoples, but are not right for this upcoming election war. We need the left trashing these good men and exposing who they really are. I’m sure these two men can handle their lies and be listened to by the majority of Americans. And They really care about this country and freedom and are not compromised by anybody’s money or interest.

  • Anonymous

    Why not both? Cruz/Paul 2016!

  • Joshua Rojas

    Me too. No compromise this year. Let’s unite! Ted Cruz.

  • Joshua Rojas

    Nope. I hate Ben Carson. He sides with Mitch McConnel and. John Cornyn during the shutdown, trying to score political points.

  • Joshua Rojas

    Who cares? We already tried pleasing them with moderates and it didn’t work. It’s time to win with principle. We outnumber them.

  • Joshua Rojas

    Rand seems more like a moderate than Cruz. Tired of moderates who discourage our base. We need a Reaganite. Not a Ron Paul-ite

  • Joshua Rojas

    Burned! Get that libertarian out of here…

  • Joshua Rojas

    Yup and he called the it hopeless in the middle of a shutdown. What a loser. I’ll take a fighter over a loser any day.

  • Joshua Rojas

    Establishment

  • Joshua Rojas

    Bevin leads the democrat in the recent poll by 6% while McConnel is leading by 0%, and his name recognition can’t grow anymore to help him, as Matt Bevins would, and increase his lead. Point invalid.

  • Anonymous

    Carson is a gun-grabber and has never held elective office. Allen West lost his last campaign and was never more than a Congressman. Both are non-starters

  • Joshua Rojas

    Shows how credible you are. Kids these days…. They are so gullible.

  • Joshua Rojas

    Ted Cruz is better. Ben Carson sided with Mitch McConnell and John Cornyn over Ted Cruz and Mike Lee during the shutdown. We can’t trust him.

  • Joshua Rojas

    No he isn’t clean. He sided with Mitch McConnell and John Cornyn over Ted Cruz and Mike Lee during the shutdown. Seriously people… Pay attention.

  • Guest

    Youth don’t vote.

  • Joshua Rojas

    Flag this guys insults. Typical libertarian.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you for the information, no thank you for the condescension.

  • GUEST

    Moot question. Hillary will be our next president.

  • Joshua Rojas

    Allen West is great but Ben Carson sided with Mitch McConnell and John Cornyn during the shutdown. He’s a sellout for political points.

  • Joshua Rojas

    Yeah we saw how that worked with Romney and McCain. We need a Reagan. You just explained why we can’t trust Rand Paul.

  • Joshua Rojas

    Rand is a sellout. I don’t trust him.

  • Joshua Rojas

    Said the same thing about Reagan.

  • Joshua Rojas

    Don’t trust Ben Carson. First chance things got tough he sided with Mitch McConnell and the establishment over the shutdown. No thank you. We don’t need another sellout. Washington is full of those. That’s why we are in this mess.

  • Joshua Rojas

    Libertarians = sell outs

  • Joshua Rojas

    And Rand isn’t extreme? Wake up. Rand is a sellout.

  • Joshua Rojas

    Ted is the man. I’m with you there. They call him everything they called Ronald Reagan.

  • Joshua Rojas

    Flag her comments for spam.

  • http://disqus.com/KJinAZ/ KJinAZ

    And if that doesn’t work we’re going to have to throw bullets, or there will be nothing left.

  • Anonymous

    You are a confused man.

  • http://joey.mimweddings.com/Blog joeydg

    Romney/Rice 2016!!

  • ProteinBar

    I think Ted Cruz is great. But Rand Paul has done things like reach out to blacks like when he spoke at Howard University. On the or hand Ted Cruz is Hispanic. I slightly favor Paul – but would be happy with Cruz.

  • Uncle Siam

    Agreed.

    McCain is a Neo-Con.
    Romney is a flip flop, corporatist.

  • Uncle Siam

    Rand Paul being called racist is far from the truth. He is pioneering a movement which would give back voting rights and gun rights to non violent felons who have served their time.

    -Rand Paul filibustered the Drone program
    -Rand Paul started lawsuit against NSA spying.
    -Rand Paul thinks in Libertarian principles, this involves alot of civil rights but also a free market mentality that will free us from Corporatism.
    -Rand Paul has defended a businesses right to discriminate on which customers they serve but has stated that he would not patron an establishment that did so based on race.
    -Rand Paul’s principles regarding civil liberties attracts the “social liberal” fence voters.
    -Rand Paul’s Idea for immigration reform attracts the minority and latino voters (big deal if you actually want a republican President again)

    If you choose anyone else, the Republican party might be able to be glib in keeping with the old values, but in the big picture, the GOP will again fail to have a President in office.

    My vote will go to Rand Paul as long as the 2 party system HAS to be used. Be a small “l” Libertarian and a big “R” Republican for now. The GOP lost my confidence when they marginalized Dr. Ron Paul again and put forth someone like Romney (flip flop/corporatist/bigot).

  • Uncle Siam

    You can thank him in other ways, nominated him for President is not the only way. Republicans need a candidate that will sway the vote not isolate it to a minority of extremists.

  • Uncle Siam

    Something that hasn’t been mentioned before. Have you guys considered a powerhouse of both Rand Paul and Ted Cruz? President and Vice President. This would be the dream team that the GOP can redeem itself with.

  • Anonymous

    Paul’s ok, but I love Cruz. He’s the only one that can stand in front people and say, “look at Obamacare – I KNEW it would be this bad and I tried AS HARD AS I COULD to stop it. Did (insert debate opponent here) do anything to stop it?” If Cruz could get Carson on the ticket, he could be handed the task of fixing the healthcare damage.

  • Joshua Rojas

    “Reagan cant win. Reagan can’t win. He’s too extreme. We need a moderate.”
    (…Reagan wins in a landslide, twice. America becomes the greatest, strongest, and most liberated country in history..)

    Yeah nice try. Stop listening to the defeatist cowards in politics.

  • Hitched

    In many ways, liberty is an adaptation to our own individual ignorance and the uncertainty associated with future events and circumstances.

  • Angela Smith

    And Obama was born in Kenya.

  • Angela Smith

    And again I say…Obama was born in Kenya.

  • Russell Morgan

    I like Ted for sure but in all honesty most of what he has done is talk. We need to see action that makes a difference. I get flooded with mail from Ted asking to sign petitions and such but what ever comes from any of those? What I’m seeing is we are staying the coarse and following Barrack’s plan. Ted needs to lead now and prove he can pull people of the senate together for the good of citizens. He doesn’t have to be president to do that. I am a Ted Cruz fan and would stand beside him in any fight but we don’t need to be so hasty to say a freshman senator is ready to be president. Remember what happened the last time the American public did that? We suffer with that decision every day.

  • Anonymous

    Liberalism, like its marxist, socialist, and communist ancestors, is pretty much a death cult.

  • Anonymous

    Rand Paul for president. Cruz is a little rough around the edges; Rand can appeal to more people.

  • Anonymous

    You do realize that Beck is libertarian, right? Of course not. And, that poster doesn’t speak for libertarians.

  • Anonymous

    The 2016 Presidential Election is nearly 3 years away. BOTH major parties spend money we don’t have to buy votes; collaborate to bar ballot access to competitors; and rubber-stamp the bronze-balled clown with the phone who belongs in the pen, for assaulting our Constitution every day. The likelihood that election will occur dims daily. Their express train to American Oblivion has already left the station. “When all is said and done, far more is said than done” could be the New American Creed. Never mind Ted Cruz and Rand Paul. The best candidate, old Pat Henry, lamented:
    “Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is Life so dear, and Peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty G-d! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death!”

  • kevin

    Reagan… Have you ever heard of the Iran-Contra scandal… Reagan was a horrible president, one of the absolute worst in the history of the United State. The only reason he is so beloved is because he was so bad. Bad presidents get more money to publicizes themselves.

    Don’t compare Ted Cruz or Rand Paul or Ron paul or any libertarian to that monster.

  • kevin

    America did not become the “greatest, strongest, and most liberated country in history”. That is talking like people who live in poor southern states and that dropout of primary school.

    This is directly from the first line on the Wikipedia page of Reagan scandals “The presidency of Ronald Reagan in the United States was marked by multiple scandals, resulting in the investigation, indictment, or conviction of over 138 (!!!!!) administration officials, THE LARGEST NUMBER FOR ANY US PRESIDENT”

    138…. investigation, indictment, or conviction that insane and that only what come out…

  • Anonymous

    I would pick Paul because I want Cruz as AG to put Holder and a few other federal felons in jail. Gowdy for VP.

  • Anonymous

    The VP is no longer a nothing job. As Palin pointed out and Biden too, the VP candidate can be an attack dog, while the Presidential candidate can remain Presidential. The crazier the VP the better the life insurance policy.
    After eight years of Paul, Cruz would be awsome.

  • Anonymous

    Obama’s presumed father was born in Kenya; under that logic Barack Jr would be eligible even if he was born in Kenya himself, as his mother is a US citizen. So why the secret Birth Certificate and college records? If he attended Oxy and Columbia as a foreign student that is fraud.