Rand Paul 2016? Don’t tell that to Bill Kristol, who apparently thinks the libertarian has no chance to win the GOP nomination in two years time.
According to Kristol, Paul is “totally overrated” as a potential candidate, saying a major downfall stems from Paul’s “more dove-ish” stance than President Barack Obama regarding foreign policy, noting that GOP voters are more hawkish in nature.
Kristol made the comments to ABC News’ Martha Raddatz on “This Week” Sunday morning.
“I think Rand Paul is totally overrated as a 2016 possibility. The media loves him because he takes a couple of liberal views, publicizes them in an incoherent way.”
“I predict Rand Paul will get fewer votes than his father got in 2012,” said Kristol. “He’s as dove-ish as President Obama on foreign policy, Republican voters aren’t.”
“And on law and order, yes, Republican voters, and I think most Americans and an awful amount of African-Americans, saying whatever injustice might happen in any individual case, and God knows there are cops that make mistakes and do things they shouldn’t do, maybe not enough to get indicted,” Kristol continued.
“Nonetheless there is no excuse for rioting, and there’s no excuse for people apologizing for the destruction of property and the endangerment of life. Law and order isn’t just a political slogan, it really is part of a decent society,” Kristol added.