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Rand Paul On 2016 Presidential Run: 'The Thought Has Crossed My Mind'

Is there anyone out there who honestly believes that Sen. Rand Paul wasn't going to continue his father's racket of pretending he actually wants to be president in order to raise lots of money from their gullible followers?

Is there anyone out there who honestly believes that Sen. Rand Paul wasn't going to continue his father's racket of pretending he actually wants to be president in order to raise lots of money from their gullible followers?

Paul was playing coy on Fox this Sunday, but I'd really be surprised if his family was going to stop him from cashing in on a presidential run just like his grifter daddy did for years: Rand Paul On 2016: 'The Thought Has Crossed My Mind':

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Sunday said he is considering a run for president in 2016.

"The thought has crossed my mind," he said on "Fox News Sunday" when asked about a potential 2016 bid.

Paul said that while he is considering a run, he is trying to take his family's opinion into account. His wife is against him running in 2016, Paul told guests at a Detroit Economic Club event Saturday.

Rand Paul is considered one of the front-runners for the GOP nomination in 2016, and has hinted before that he may run.

Full transcript via Fox below the fold.

WALLACE: Finally, Senator, you knew I was going to ask about this. 2016, you said this week your wife, Kelley, is strongly opposed to your running for president. I know how important that is if your wife doesn't like an idea. But you said you're going to try to, quote, "persuade her during the next year."

I got to say, talking to you on camera and off, I get the distinct impression you would like to run for president.

PAUL: Well, you know, the thought has crossed my mind, Chris. And I am seriously thinking about it.

But I'm also very serious about the family considerations. And, you know, just -- just look at what happens daily to any politician in America. You talk about how uncivil things are. I mean, they really are. They do take a toll on family.

And so, it is a big consideration. And I really am not sure what will happen. And we'll go another year.

Sometimes, you have a good week. The next week, they pound you to death. You know, the haters and the hacks go after you. It's like, you know, it is really an ordeal to be in public life sometimes.

There are great things to be part of the debate over the Fourth Amendment in the Constitution. I love that stuff.

But I also hate it, when you, when family is attacked, and when they get into the news and so do they.

WALLACE: Well, I mean, to follow up on that, sir -- would it be fair to say that family considerations at this point, at least, are the only thing that would keep you from running?

PAUL: They're a major component of the discussion, and -- but a lot of things enter into it, you know. So, we'll see what happens over the next year. But I really am going to keep doing the things I am doing and trying to help fight for jobs in Kentucky as well as across America. And I'll just keep doing the things that I want to do and I think the people of Kentucky elected me to do. And I'm just am not ready to make a decision yet.

WALLACE: Senator Paul, thank you. Thanks for joining us. It's always a pleasure to talk with you, sir.

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