Rand Paul-Aqua Buddha for President?
March 22, 2011
(ChattahBox Political News)–What would his platform consist of? A return to segregated lunch counters? Freshman Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), the tea party’s favorite wacky libertarian, is apparently bored already with the U.S. Senate thing. The former self-certified ophthalmologist is now testing the waters for a possible presidential run. Aqua Buddha for president? A possible father/son presidential ticket? These questions and more will be on everyone’s minds, as Paul makes media appearances in the early primary states, pretending he’s really interested in running for president, while he uses the charade to raise money.
Paul, who supports eliminating the Department of Education, because he falsely claims that the federal government forces schools to teach kindergartners that “Susie has two mommies,” told The Post and Courier newspaper that he is considering a presidential bid. But he has no plans to run against his father Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX).
“Paul, a tea party favorite who won his Senate seat last fall, is visiting several early presidential voting states independently of his father, 2008 presidential contender and current U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas.”
“The only decision I’ve made is I won’t run against my dad,” Rand Paul said.
“He has upcoming trips planned to Iowa and New Hampshire, in part, he said, because “I want the tea party to have an influence over who the nominee is in 2012.”‘
Strange. But considering the caliber of the current crop of Republican presidential contenders, what difference would another far-right fringe candidate have?
Photo Source: Wikimedia/Rand Paul, at a town hall meeting in Louisville, Kentucky, 11/7/2009/Gage Skidmore/Creative Commons Attribution.