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Does Rand Paul Have A Chance Of Winning The Republican Nomination?

Rand Paul, Republican U.S. Senator from Kentucky, has announced his bid for President in 2016. Does he have a chance of winning the parties nomination?

79% of writers and pundits say no
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Does Rand Paul Have A Chance Of Winning The Republican Nomination?  

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last 24 hours | msnbc
Rand Paul's past continues to haunt him - MSNBC

"...hether Rand Paul likes it or not, presidential candidates don't have the luxury of declaring much of their adult lives off-limits to scrutiny. So long as he's being quoted accurately, his public remarks on major issues of the day matter and deserve consideration as he seeks the nation's highest office...." see full article


975 days ago | nytimes
The Best Reason to Take Rand Paul Seriously Has Nothing to Do With His Politics - New York Times

"...give him potential appeal with young, minority and libertarian-leaning voters, they also make him an outlier in the field of declared or likely Republican contenders...." see full article


980 days ago | cnn
Rand Paul hits bumps in first week of campaign - CNN

"...he's faced the dual headwinds of negative ads highlighting conservative criticism over his foreign policy views as well as charges of sexism for his combative reactions in high-profile interviews...." see full article


981 days ago | theatlantic
Rand Paul, Media Darling - The Atlantic

"...he benefits from a perception that his views are new, different, interesting, and potentially even appealing across party lines...." see full article


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981 days ago | realclearpolitics
Rand Paul's Grand Deception

"...Paul is deceptive, because he can't talk frankly about his breathtakingly ambitious ideology, which is fundamentally unsuited to the strategic and moral challenges of our time. ..." see full article


981 days ago | dailycaller
Why Rand Paul Will Win - Daily Caller
"...Congratulations, Rand Paul. You are one step closer to the White House...." see full article


982 days ago | realclearpolitics
Rand Paul Helps the Republican Party

"...His take on issues could make independents and Democrats take a second look at a party where they have not felt welcome...." see full article


982 days ago | nytimes
Can Rand Paul Win With His Principles?

"...To do so on a national stage would require a character transplant either for himself, or for the Republican Party's primary-season voters...." see full article


983 days ago | cnn
Why Rand Paul is wrong for America - CNN

"...But those of us listening today who he is hoping to include, heard nothing more than hype. I'm not buying it...." see full article


983 days ago | cnn
Has Rand Paul missed his moment? - CNN

"...But for Paul, who formally announced his presidential campaign Tuesday, that balancing act may not be enough to build a coalition that can carry him to the White House..." see full article


983 days ago | washingtonpost
Rand Paul's problem with female interviewers just cropped up again - Washington Post (blog)

"...The perception of Paul as not only resistant to tough questions but mocking and dismissive of them is not a good one. At all. Paul needs to understand that the political campaign he has just embarked on is a very different thing than his 2010 Senate campaign in Kentucky...." see full article


983 days ago | nytimes
Can Rand Paul Win With His Principles? - New York Times

"...Mr. Paul pulled off a huge upset in his 2010 campaign for Senate but in the confines of Kentucky. To do so on a national stage would require a character transplant either for himself, or for the Republican Party's primary-season voters...." see full article


983 days ago | bloomberg
Rand Paul May Have a Stature Problem: He's Michael Dukakis Short - Bloomberg
"...Americans tend to like their leading men tall. Rand Paul, who formally announced the start of his presidential campaign on Tuesday, may have a stature problem on that front...." see full article


983 days ago | politico
The Divisive Candidacy of Rand Paul

"...finds evidence that Rand is losing his father's base in the key primary states of Iowa and New Hampshire and not making enough headway in the Republican mainstream to cover that loss. ..." see full article


983 days ago | thedailybeast
Rand Paul Rages Against D.C. Machine (That Created Him) - Daily Beast

"...If Day One is any indication, the only thing different about this campaign is its complete lack of self-awareness...." see full article


983 days ago | thedailybeast
Welcome to the Rand Paul Show - Daily Beast

"...It was an impressive start. But can they keep it up?..." see full article


983 days ago | thedailybeast
Can Libertarian-Leaning Rand Paul Really Win the GOP Nomination?

"...But there's growing evidence that Paul can broaden the Republican base and appeal to the broad center of the electorate...." see full article


984 days ago | thinkprogress
Rand Paul's Home State Relies On Government Programs He's Vowed To ... - ThinkProgress
"...Nevertheless, Paul has dismissed concerns over poverty, asserting that the rich are getting richer, but the poor are getting richer even faster. ..." see full article


984 days ago | nbcnews
Why Rand Paul Probably Can't Win Republican Nomination

"...The Kentucky senator faces very long odds of becoming the GOP presidential nominee, mainly because he has taken foreign policy stances opposed by many powerful figures in the Republican Party...." see full article


984 days ago | nytimes
Rand Paul Taking an Untested Route to the Republican Nomination

"...Many Republicans doubt his strategy can succeed. He would have to alter voting preferences that have been ingrained for generations and overcome resistance from foreign-policy hawks within his party who are already criticizing his worldview as dangerously misguided...." see full article


984 days ago | nytimes
Road to 2016: Rand Paul's Challenge: Libertarians Are Still a Small Minority

"...Perhaps in a decade or two, a representative of the libertarian wing of the party will have an easy time winning the nomination. It's just unlikely to happen in 2016...." see full article


984 days ago | thinkprogress
"Rand Paul Would Be The Worst President On Civil Rights Since The 1800s" - ThinkProgress
"...Paul continued to espouse the same opposition to civil rights laws that he expressed as an undergraduate until months before his election to the Senate...." see full article


984 days ago | newyorker
Rand Paul Joins Crowded Field of People Who Will Never Be President - The New Yorker (satire)

"...Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) has joined a crowded field of people who will never be elected President in their lifetimes...." see full article


984 days ago | thehill
Dick Morris: Rand Paul can't win

"...So he is well equipped to make the second round. But, once there, he cannot win...." see full article


984 days ago | slate
Rand Paul Will Not Be the GOP Nominee - Slate

"...Republicans aren't nearly as libertarian as his supporters wish they were...." see full article


984 days ago | nationaljournal
Why Rand Paul Can't Win the Republican Nomination ...
"...His heterodox views on foreign policy are badly out of step with an increasingly hawkish party...." see full article


986 days ago | feeds.washingtonpost
Rand Paul's delicate balancing act

"...Paul is a candidate who has turned fuzzy, having trimmed his positions and rhetoric so much that it's unclear what kind of Republican he will present himself as when he takes the stage...." see full article


986 days ago | theweek
Rand Paul is the 2016 candidate Republicans need. Too bad they ...
"...But this is the only prediction I'm comfortable making: Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who is announcing his candidacy in Louisville today, won't be America's next president...." see full article


986 days ago | cnbc
Why Rand Paul Probably Can't Win Republican Nomination
"...Paul's unorthodox and at times courageous approach has done little to help his presidential prospects...." see full article



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