Senator Rand Paul took a break from the campaign trail to talk haircuts, Trump and Christie, and pot… nope, he’s not talking about that.
Great interview, although I’m not sure why he is afraid to talk about pot. It’s a winning issue for him among the general electorate.
Republicans! Go with this guy!
I’m voting for Rand in the PA primary, sadly I don’t think he will win this year, but Reagan ran three or four times before getting elected if I am not mistaken. I have faith that Rand will one day be president, and he will shake up the establishment if its the last thing he does. But for now I hope he keeps up the good work in the senate. He is a good man, not many of them left in American politics. He was cut from a different cloth.
Yeah Paul all those “rules on business” are really wrecking it…Things like the minimum wage, safety standards and workers compensation are killing the economy, if only people were OK being treated like slaves……
I mean I don’t agree with his politics, but he seams like a solid guy!
I have respected Rand for his doctoral work and, while I am not a libertarian, I would accept him much much more than any of the other republicans.
I like how, in the outro, Colbert’s two eyes have very different set of expressions.
really weird interviewing by Colbert. not really funny. not really informative or interesting and strangely rude and snarky. big thumbs down.
Don’t think he would get my vote but I really like the guy as a person and he’s probably the only Republican candidate I have respect for. (Full disclosure, I haven’t seen that much of him)
Rand Paul is the best choice for 2016. If you’re a republican, you will see truly conservative decisions that will put more money in your pocket and keep the government out of your life. If you’re a democrat, you will have your liberties to do whatever it is you so desire so long as it doesn’t directly affect your neighbor, but I’m sorry, no free stuff from him ?
This dude is full of shit, his dad should be ashamed. A republican idiot like the rest of them, he’s NO LIBERTARIAN
Really wish Rand Paul could have had more time to talk. Interviewing a presidential candidate has two purposes: to make them more personal and likable and to let them talk about what they stand for. Neither really had time to shine through in this interview. Please have him back!
“Leave you alone whether your business or private life” Yeah let’s just have no regulations whatsoever on the private sector so they can do literally whatever they want. Brilliant. This guy might be the most sane of the republican candidates, but he still thinks that we should essentially have no rules in place to protect regular people from the greed, corruption, and oppression of corporations and the private sector as a whole. And let’s not forget how he was a major backer of the shutdown in 2013 when jobs were lost and people lost millions. He’s a despicable human being just like all of the republicans running.
Ideally, I would want Rand Paul Vs Bernie Sanders
Everyone saying they wish Rand was the frontrunner…Make him the frontrunner #StandWithRand #RandPaulforPresident
when it comes down to it this election should be Paul vs Sanders… imho
I love you, Rand!! You deserve the presidency.
Nice guy, it’s a shame that he is piled up with all the other looneys, which in turn forces him to reduce his message to the same level of stupidity sometimes.
Honestly, if any of the Republicans actually made it to the White House, I think I’d be okay with this chap. Doesn’t want to engage in war, no boastful bloated rhetoric.
It’s too bad Colbert ended it on “Pot”, if he would have given Rand Paul 2 more minutes, they could have talked about Rands bi-partisan legislation “The Redeem Act”. This bill could impact the lives of millions of Incarcerated non-violent drug offenders by giving them a second chance and has the ability to Overhaul the Criminal Justice System. Democratic Senator Cory Booker and Rand Paul have exposed the disproportionate Incarceration of young black and brown men, compared to the equal use of drugs by whites.
I know Stephen Colbert’s show is comedy, but he has the ability to influence millions. And when someone has a “Remedy” to fix an unfair civil rights issue that has had a devastating racial outcome, that has destroyed millions of lives, let’s not make light of it and simply make a joke about “Pot”. Again I understand, this is not a political show, but it can have a positive or negative effect on society, and Stephen’s intellect should have went a little deeper than playing a “Dope”.
The secondary title for Paul’s book is, “moving beyond partisan politics”????
If the US had to have a republican president, I really wouldn’t mind if it was Rand Paul
He cooperates with Bernie all the time. Less than he used to (they are on different committees now)
Rand Paul’s low poll number shows how bad the Republican party has become. Instead of a reasonable guy, they have scumbags like Cruz and Trump as front runners…
Sometimes you need a presidential candidate with sane ideas! It was a fun interview!
He and Kasich are the only two who are vaguely logical even if their policies may not align all the time
go RAND Paul! #standwithrand #RandRally #RandPaul #PresidentPaul
More free market self-delusion.
Rand or nobody next year.
he is the best republican running right now, we need him in the white house he is america’s last and only hope, screw bernie and trump and anyone else, this guy is the real deal
I swore the senator was going to pull out some pot at the end.
Rand has my vote: 94% adherence to the Constitution, a tax plan that gets us out of debt, plan that leaves more money in people’s paychecks, wants prison reform because the current system unjustly imprisons more minorities, etc.
joke music for his intro, christ!!!!
I may not agree with most of Paul’s policies, but he definitely does seem like a likeable guy.
Hey Republicans, this is what a real politician looks like. Someone who actually knows what he’s talking about and has political experience. Trump and the others are like petty children in comparison. “You’re dumb.” “No, you are. Wah.”
I see a lot of people on here saying how Rand Paul has no chance… that’s not true. Imagine if all of you voted for him because you believed he had a chance… you know how much of a difference that would make? Rand Paul is “low” in the polls because Fox News likes to exclude him from the polls and old white men vote on Fox News. He has a massive grass roots campaign, and I’m pretty sure you’ll all be surprised come the Iowa caucus. #RandPaul
Why did the interview end as soon as it got interesting/serious?
I love Rand Paul, I’m currently running for office in Holmes County, Ohio; 100% inspired by Rand and Ron Paul.
this guy would get walked on almost anywhere. he’s far to passive. and if you know a no fly zone is very serious. united states is a no fly zone. who wants russian planes floating around here?
Rand Paul and Bernie Sanders can never win because Big Interests will either control the politicians or Big Interests (like Trump) will run for president.
I like Stephen but this interview just ended in an abrupt way.
Wow, an intelligent, reasonable, rational Republican. What a refreshing change. It’s a shame someone like him won’t be on the ballot.
Rand Paul has bad Cosmo Ktamer hair.
If I had a gun to my head and *had* to vote Republican then I would vote for him. I have serious concerns about many of his policies, but I think overall he’s more balanced and would respect the states that differ with him on certain ideologies.
that intro music was a joke haha
You want a monologue? Dude. You’re at 2%. You don’t get a monologue when you’re at 2.
His poll numbers would be so much higher if the polls weren’t skewed to begin with. I mean what person under the age of 50 even has a land line telephone? Yet that is how all of these national polls are conducted, by calling land lines. If they could contact people by mobile, a much more accurate poll would begin to emerge and you would find Rand would be polling much, much higher.
I’m a Rand Paul fan. But if you look at voting records and commitment to the Constitution, you’ll find that Cruz is a very similar candidate. Many people can’t tolerate Ted Cruz because of his personality (Rand is very soft-spoken and warm, so he doesn’t have that problem), but I think it’s important to remember that this is not a popularity contest. We should be focusing on policy and policy only.
If you like Rand Paul, don’t count out Ted Cruz. He has a punch-able face, but he’s brilliant and knows what he’s doing.
Why is it that everyone who sucks at running for president has a book they’re selling? It’s like they just want people to donate to their ad campaign and they know they won’t win
Only time I’ll ever watch this kolbert clown is when he has someone respectable on.
Looks like Stephen’s been burnin’ the devil’s lettuce!
Rand Paul, like his father, is a very reasonable human being. He’s a very rational republican. And because of that, he has no chance of winning.
Republicans are too primitive and bloodthirsty to vote for him, and democrats are too stupidly obstinate and idealistic to even consider voting for a republican.
Supporting Universal healthcare seems like the most conservative thing one can do. Saving millions of Americans money on healthcare is a common sense conservative idea. We already pay the most taxes in healthcare, we might as well use that tax money to fund universal healthcare and save hardworking Americans some money.
People are praising this guy in the comments, but he literally said during a white house hearing that Public Healthcare is LITERALLY slavery. Seriously, search “Rand Paul Healthcare Slavery” on YouTube. This guy is still a conservative wacko.
Rand Paul is the only choice in 2016! If he doesn’t win the nomination I’ll write him in. #StandWithRand #GetAWarrantFatty
Rand’s description of libertarianism was a very catchy way to describe “every man for himself and if you’re poor, you’re f****d!”
I find it disgusting that a guy named “Killer Mike” deserves more substantive discussion time than a U.S. Senator, medical doctor, and presidential candidate. I may despise R. Paul for his anti-vaccine views, but he deserves a chance to speak more than some angry rapper.
Rand is cool, but sadly there are so many idiots in this country that are willing to vote Trump or Hillary because of her vag.
Rand Paul isn’t funny and he comes off as awkward when he tries to be funny.
This is the best of what a interview can be. Had great demonstration of humor, serious international/domestic policy and how he is different and informed. Colbert was an excellent lead and working with Paul! Bring him back!
The only good guy for small business owners is Rand Paul.
Restraint is the perfect word in terms of what we want in a president. He hit the nail on the head there. People like Trump and Christie have no restraint whatsoever when it comes to foreign policy. They’ll get us into another world war within a few months if either is elected president.
Easily the best Republican out there today. Would love to see him against Bernie Sanders in the election, there would not be that high a risk of a bad outcome.
i’d vote for Rand Paul over Hillary.
this man would fix the country
Between the Republicans and the Democrats, there are only two honorable candidates – Bernie Sanders and Rand Paul. If they were to be the nominees, either result would put a decent person in the White House.
Never thought this guy would be funny
I would vote for Rand if I was a Republican
Many people making comments about how they wish Rand Paul was doing better in the poles.
F*ck the poles. we have a long way to go till election time, and candidates like Trump will keep putting his foot in his mouth. its only a matter of time, that even some of the hard core Trump supporters wake up and smell the BS.
You can fool some of the people some of the time, you cannot fool everyone all the time.
he is the frontrunner don’t let the media and polls fool you.
I don’t really care for the man, but I appreciate that he. usually seems open to a civilized, respectful debate or conversation.
Rand Paul seems to be back. When he announced he looked just like on of the establishment candidates. Now it seems that he is back to being more of a libertarian. I hope it sticks.
I hate to be a cynic but this interview seems a little more scripted than previous ones. Rand does laugh often at Stephens one-liners and those one-liners don’t have the trademark colbert sniggling smirk at the end. The pot joke at the end was brilliant but neither of them joked and giggled like they normally do, especially Stephen!
This is the same guy that voted against the 911 first responders bill. When Jon Stewart went to talk to him in his office he did not have any time for him. Im sorry this guy is not worthy of being a politician let alone a good human being.
Rand you killed it!!! You’re the true future of the party!
WHY IS HE NOT THE FRONTRUNNER
putting your arbitrary NSA in its place is why i´m interested in this guy.
If Rand Paul wants to protect private liberties, why does he also support taking away a woman’s right to choosel? I wish Stephen had asked:/
Why didn’t he want to talk about pot?
MY HOME BOY!!! Rep the liberty!
too bad this guy got overshadowed by trump I have liked him from the start hell I liked ron paul too
I don’t agree with Rand on a lot of things, but he is the most qualified republican running.
“Let’s avoid talking about trump”… “Oh ok so we’re going to do this? The guy is a maniac.”
How can anyone who’s actually paying attention not want this guy as our President? I guess I answered my own question, sadly.
The only Republican I would vote for. Sadly, the reason I would vote for him is the same reason republicans don’t like him. He’s reasonable and willing to work with both sides to get things done.
I despise the GOP but both the Doctor Pauls do at least appear to be honest men.
Thank you Mr. Colbert for giving this great man some air time. If I had CBS I would start watching you because of this.
Rand has the best chance of winning the election against Bernie or Hillary. If the GOP doesn’t realize that it’s the end for them.
so many fallout memes my sides are in orbit
Rand Paul isn’t bad. for a republcian. what you guys saw here was basically the only things he is right on. he’s kinda sold out to some republican dogmatic policies since he started running.
Would you look at that, might just be the first republican that *DOESN’T* give me the urge to punch him in the face.
Rand Paul for president.
He’s the best Republican candidate
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