Donald Trump Has Another Brutal Post About Joe Biden
'ISIS Dry Run'? We Know How Two Jordanians Tried to Infiltrate a US...
A Comedian Asked Some College Kids About Hamas and Israel...And It Was a...
Top Sportscaster Disagreed With Harrison Butker's Address the Right Way
Morehouse Might Cancel Graduation Ceremonies 'On the Spot' if This Happens During Biden's...
What if Biden Wins in November? Part One
Biden's Tariffs Are Bad. Biden's Tariffs Coupled With EV Mandates Are Even Worse.
The Despicable Crime of Indoctrinating Young Children
Trades Keep America Running, and We Need Them Now More Than Ever!
Sham Elections Garner Farcical 8 Percent Support in Iran
Heil Harvard!
A Californian Visits the U.S.A.
False Bravado: Joe Biden is our Debater-in-Chief?
Happy Anniversary to Lois Lerner!
Joe Biden Comes Up With New Plan to Gain Back Black Voters

Highlights from Rand Paul's Reddit AMA

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), who is known for his internet savvy, hosted a Reddit AMA ("Ask Me Anything") session yesterday. Reddit, which isn't exactly a bastion of conservative thought, seemed to respond well to Paul's answers and was generally quite cordial to the candidate.


Some highlights:

When asked the AMA mainstay question of whether he'd prefer to fight a horse-sized duck or 100 duck-sized horses, Paul took the opportunity to poke fun at President Obama's lack of an answer to the question in his AMA, and replied that he'd rather fight 100 duck-sized horses.

He also said he gets burritos with fellow liberty-minded politicians Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) and Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY). "Fighting for liberty does make you really hungry."

Paul stated that he would remove federal prohibitions on marijuana and would permit banks to do business with companies that sell the drug. This went over very well with Reddit's user base, with one replying that he was "fanboying" over the candidate.

On more serious issues, Paul stated that the national debt was the reason why he ran for office and is running for president, and that he's not an isolationist.

On Reddit, users "upvote" comments they like, and "downvote" ones they do not. Paul's highest-rated comment was his explanation of how he differs from frontrunner Donald Trump; namely, that he has "actual plans and policy," no plans to shut down the internet, and "way better hair."

I think it's good for Paul's image that he's embracing modern and unorthodox ways to reach out to voters. President Obama did an AMA just prior to the 2012 election, and it made him appear human and likable. While Paul is already quite popular among young Republicans and libertarians, it's likely that he gained quite a few new fans through this outreach.

Join the conversation as a VIP Member


Trending on Townhall Videos