of actually being president?
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) says he may follow in his father's footsteps and run for president in 2016.We Democrats have become used to a certain level of unintentional comedy from the Republican presidential primaries, and this year's crop of crazy really set a high standard. If there's anyone in the GOP who has even a chance of keeping us as entertained as Michele Bachmann and Herman Cain and Rick Perry did, well, it just might be the rogue ophthalmologist who, while running for the Senate, had to "categorically deny that [he'd] ever kidnapped anyone or forced anybody to use drugs"; made a federal case out of getting detained by the TSA except that he wasn't actually detained but that's just a minor detail; believes you have a constitutional right to choose your own toilet, but not to keep men like Paul out of your vagina; and who also believes that just because the Supreme Court declares something unconstitutional, well, that "does not make it so" even though that's sort of exactly what that means.
"I'm not going to deny that I'm interested," Sen. Paul tells ABC's Jonathan Karl about his presidential aspirations. While Paul is quick to add that he isn't ready to make a decision about a presidential bid yet, he is not hesitant to say that the Republican Party needs a new message.
"I think we have to go a different direction because we're just not winning and we have to think about some different ideas," says the senator.
So yes, Rand Paul, please, pretty please, with a cherry on top, run for president in 2016. The popcorn industry thanks you in advance.