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  •  Rand Paul (4+ / 0-)

    It's hard to imagine the GOP nominating someone who once more or less called Dick Cheney a war criminal, and who talks a lot about the police and civil liberties.

    OTOH, if the field is badly fractured, he could squeak by. And he will either turn out to be a brilliant candidate, or one of the worst ever.

    •  That's sort of how I feel (0+ / 0-)

      If he could navigate the GOP primary field successfully, he could be a really could general election candidate.  But I'm not sure how the GOP base will go in 2016.  We want to say they will only select extreme candidates but McCain and Romney really weren't but the primary season made them both go to the right which hurt them a lot.  If the next candidate could somehow come out of it without having to capitulate to the crazy wing, he could win a general election.  I'm just not sure it's possible.  

      •  Problem for Rand (0+ / 0-)

        On many issues, he IS the crazy wing of the party. It's only on foreign policy and civil liberties that makes him appear moderate - and his relatively friendly demeanor.

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