Kentucky senator Rand Paul launched his presidential campaign Tuesday, promising to be a "different kind of Republican" who can extend the party's reach to minorities and young people. Paul's campaign website even offers a handy slate of social-media profile pictures for different members of these groups to show their support.
Supporters can show their friends they are an "Iowan for Rand," a "Democrat for Rand," and even a "Jew for Rand." There are no options to be a "Republican for Rand." Check out one image below:
As Kentucky senator Rand Paul gears up to launch a presidential campaign, the libertarian leaning Republican may have some problems getting social conservatives on board. Tony Perkins, the president of the Family Research Council, suggested in an interview that Paul’s brand of Republicanism doesn’t sit well with social conservatives.
Senator Rand Paul, who is expected to announce a presidential run on April 7, made the case on Fox News tonight that the eventual Republican nominee needs to "go after" the "corruption" of Bill and Hillary Clinton:
Bowie, Md. Rand Paul, the junior senator from Kentucky, is making as determined an effort as just about any GOP presidential hopeful to bring in minority voters to the party, particularly black voters. Paul’s Friday visit to a historically black college in Washington’s Maryland suburbs was an exercise in this minority outreach, though it remains unclear if the Republican’s direct overtures to black America will benefit the GOP.
Kentucky senator Rand Paul strolled onto the stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference outside Washington Friday as a committed crowd of supporters cheered. Wearing a light blue Brooks Brothers shirt (sleeves rolled up), a red tie, and blue jeans, Paul made a case for his liberty-focused agenda.
Rand Paul chided Rudy Giuliani for comments the former New York City mayor made about Barack Obama's love for his country. In a television interview with local Louisville station WAVE, Paul said, “it's one thing to disagree on policy” but “it’s a mistake to question people’s motives.”
It was more than 20 years in the past that a Bush and a Clinton faced off against each other in a presidential election. Back in 1992, that was incumbent GOP president George Bush and his successful Democratic challenger Bill Clinton. Twenty-three years later, Bush's son Jeb and Clinton's wife Hillary are gearing up for their own presidential runs, and according to a new CNN poll, more Americans see the Democrat as representing the future than they do the Republican.