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Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul announced on Wednesday that he is suspending his 2016 campaign for president.
"It's been an incredible honor to run a principled campaign for the White House," Paul said in a statement. "Today, I will end where I began, ready and willing to fight for the cause of Liberty.
Paul finished fifth in Monday's Iowa caucuses with 4.5 percent of the vote -- behind rivals Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, Marco Rubio and Ben Carson.
Paul campaigned on defending liberty and shrinking the federal government’s influence in the United States and abroad. Paul was seen as a possible mainstream libertarian alternative to his father, the former Texas congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul.
Since announcing his candidacy on April 7, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky, Paul was unsuccessful in breaking single digits in national polls. ;/ex]
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originally posted by: JDmOKI
a reply to: ketsuko
I agree losing Rand in the senate is a horrible loss for this country. Agree with him or not he still stands behind what he believes. I kinda like Rand only because I deeply disagree with almost all of the Republicans. I would for sure vote for Rand over Hillary any day
Rand lost all the momentum once Trump entered the race
originally posted by: jellyrev
Rand was obviously still a libertarian. He was just trying to woo the kind of voters that actually show up for primaries. A lot of former ron paul supporters did not understand that concept. Ron paul reached the likely ceiling of libertarian support in iowa, to get to the top he needed to get a decent portion of those high voting turnout church goers.
Usually pundits criticize the ron/rand paul foreign policy. I think if he would have came out in favor of nuking the middle east like other candidates he would have had a chance lol.
saying your going to make the sand glow should make your stomach upset if you're a human being.
Getting libertarians to form a group, show up, and not bicker is like trying to herd cats. ron paul the cat wrangler.