On Friday’s broadcast of “Fox & Friends,” Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) picked up where he left off on election night in attacking former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton.
Paul continued to hammer the point that in stops where both Clintons campaigned for midterm candidates, to which those candidates portrayed themselves as Clinton Democrats, which turned out to be to their detriment.
“You know, they actually ran as Clinton Democrats,” Paul said. “They tried to separate themselves from the president and there is this whole mantra that developed during the campaign where the president is unpopular, but Hillary is popular. My point is they all ran to separate themselves from the president, they wanted to be associated as Clinton Democrats, and they all were soundly rejected. So there is a message here about Hillary Clinton as much as there is a message about the president.”
Paul dismissed the notion that the Clinton-southern Democrat brand was strong in the South, including in Kentucky.
“They’ve been saying that in Kentucky for 20 years, ever since Clinton won Kentucky,” he added. “But the only reason Bill Clinton won in Kentucky was because Ross Perot was in the race. No Clinton has ever carried a majority of Kentucky. I think they’re fooling themselves in the South and also the 1990s was a long time ago. It was another era. There weren’t many conservative Democrats left. The party has become so liberal that it’s left most conservative Democrats in the South. So I don’t know. I don’t think there is such a Clinton cache as there once was.”
As for Hillary Clinton, Paul said it was important to point out these flaws with her being the odds-on favorite for the Democrats’ 2016 nomination.
She is seen as the leader in her party and the potential leader in their nominating process,” he said. “I think it’s a mistake to let someone — I’m not talking about whether I’m running, but to let someone run unopposed. In the past we haven’t gone after the opposing party’s nominee to say who they are and what they represent. I think she is going to try to say, ‘Oh, I’m different than President Obama. He’s very unpopular. But i have different policies.’ She was part of his administration and I really don’t know of many, if any, policies they disagree on.
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