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Paul on Romney: If He Runs Right of Jeb Bush, Still ‘Left of the Party,’ ‘Yesterday’s News’


On Tuesday’s broadcast of John Gibson’s radio show, potential 2016 GOP presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) dismissed a third run by former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) in the upcoming presidential election cycle by suggesting he lined up on the wrong place on the ideological spectrum and that he was “yesterday’s news.”

“If he runs to the right of Jeb Bush, he’ll still be to the left of the rest of the party,” Paul said. “So it may be a difficult spot to occupy. Look, I liked Gov. Romney. I like him personally. I think he’s a good person. I think he’s a great businessman, but, you know, that’s yesterday’s news. He’s tried twice. I don’t really think that there is a third time out there. I think he did a lot of things right, but in the end you have to have a bigger constituency, you have to get new people, you’ve got to attract new people to win and I think it’s just time that probably the party’s going to be looking for something fresh and new.”

(h/t RCP Video)

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