Rand Paul: I Haven’t ‘Really Thought About’ Vice Presidential Bid

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul says he hasn’t “really thought about” a possible vice presidential bid this year, but also wouldn’t rule out the possibility.

Paul, speaking Thursday morning in Louisville, says he’s read the “Internet chatter” about the possibility of being tapped as the GOP nominee’s running mate, but for now is focused nationally on helping his father’s campaign.

The Republican from Bowling Green made his comments Thursday morning at the St. Matthews Community Center in Louisville after saying his office would give $500,000 in office funds back to the U.S. Treasury.

U.S. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas finished second in the New Hampshire Republican presidential primary. Rand Paul said the presidential race is now between his father and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

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  • ron pablo

    I can see Rand as Ron’s Veep, but I’d expect Ron will make a more populist selection. I already voted for Ron in the Florida primary, and will vote for him in the general election regardless of who his Veep is – it could even be Romney.

    The logic of why Ron will be “45”.
    Obama’s corruption a la Bush and Clinton makes him unelectable although he will try to amnesty 10 million of our mejicano brothers, a move which most States will nullify by making them ineligible to vote.
    And the 20% loyal only to Ron will deny Mitt the margin of victory.
    It doesn’t matter that the fascist Neo-Cons will defect to the Neo-Lib Obama, because this will be balanced by working-cl@ss Dems who’ll vote for Ron.

    It’s always been existential. Ron will win because everybody knows he’s right. All the fascist establishment has (besides terror) are dead voters, smoked-filled rooms and martial law. Gradually moderates will “get it” and start smiling like the rest of us.

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