Rand Paul: 'All Kinds Of Issues That Don't Neatly Fit In Left-Right Paradigm'

Rand Paul: 'All Kinds Of Issues That Don't Neatly Fit In Left-Right Paradigm'

CHRIS WALLACE, FOX NEWS HOST: Senator Paul as I was studying up for this interview and as I’m hearing you today, I’m having some difficulty exactly where you are on the political spectrum. Because, in some instances, you’re to the left of Barack Obama, when it comes to drones. On the other hand, you’re to the right of Congressman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) whose budget you opposed, voted against this past weekend in the Senate, because you say it doesn’t cut the budget, doesn’t balance the budget fast enough. Do you think there’s room for a realistic, feasible presidential candidate who’s to the left of Obama on some issues and to the right of Paul Ryan on other issues?

SENATOR Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), KY: I think we have a confusing spectrum. This left-right spectrum doesn’t always work for people. But I think that because of that confusion it shows that someone like myself I think could appeal to young people, independents and moderates, because many of them do think it’s a mistake to put people in jail for marijuana use and throw away the key. So I think there are people who would like to see a less agressive foreign policy. There are all kinds of issues that don’t neatly fit in the left-right paradigm that I think would help. Because we’re not doing very well in a lot of these states, these purple and blue states. So we do need a candidate that would appeal across the left-right paradigm.

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