Friday, May 6, 2016

Rand Paul Considered a Possible Third Party Candidate

The Hill has listed 10 people who are being considered by some Washington insiders as potential third party candidates.

Among those listed, Rand Paul.

Here's their comment on Rand, the pluses and the minuses:
The former “most interesting man in politics” could reclaim that title with a bold move back into the presidential race.

He’d likely find the press eager to cover his bid this time, giving him a platform to get out his message of expanding the party. That message was drowned out last year in the crowded GOP primary.

Conservative blogger Erick Erickson, a prominent “Never Trump” voice, told The Hill on Thursday that Paul would be a “viable” contender as a third-party or independent candidate.

The Kentucky GOP made it so that Paul could run for both president and reelection to the Senate simultaneously. But Paul's reelection bid is now in full-swing, and it would irritate many in the party if he were to distract himself from that with another long-shot presidential bid.

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