Earlier this week, I had the exciting privilege of getting invited to speak at a meeting of the Center Right Coalition in Lexington, Kentucky on the same night that Kentucky U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul was speaking to defend limited and constitutional government, while promoting his candidacy for U.S. Senate.
One of the most exciting perks was getting to carpool with Dr. Paul and his Exploratory Committee Treasurer from Bowling Green to Lexington for a couple hours both ways. I had the idea- and Rand gave me permission- to conduct a Twitter interview with him by letting my followers know that I was in the car with him and if they Tweeted me their questions for Rand, I could Tweet back his answers.
It was thanks to Shelly Roche with her 11,000+ followers that the interview got off the ground. After she alerted her followers that I was conducting a Twitter interview with Rand Paul, the questions started to roll in. For your convenience here are all the questions and their respective answers from Rand Paul in one neat interview:
RAND PAUL ON OBAMA
Q: @walker_of_crags (DM to @thehuli): Give RP this statement: The US is the Titanic and Obama is the captain who is destroying the lifeboats before we hit the iceberg. Whatsayou?
A: @thehuli (Tweet): @walker_of_crags Great analogy!
OTHER "AUSTRIAN" SENATE CANDIDATES?
Q: @fahu23 (DM to @thehuli): Besides Dr Paul & Peter Schiff does he know of any other Austrian Economics supporters running for Senate?
A: @thehuli (Tweet): @fahu23 not other than schiff
THE 2010 & 2012 ELECTIONS
Q: @CameraFraudAz (Tweet): @thehuli How does Dr. Paul see the Liberty Movement affecting the 2010 and 2012 elections?
A: @thehuli (Tweet): @CameraFraudAz Dr. Paul sees it as being a big and growing part- he certainly hopes it has a tremendous impact!
CONGRESSMAN RON PAUL ON SECESSION
Q: @viridari (Tweet): @thehuli a number of people who will be @ NC Tea Party are talking secession. Could the Congressman from TX follow Jefferson Davis?
A: @thehuli (Tweet): @viridari Ron understands the Founding Fathers to accept secession as a legitimate act, but he isn't at the point of open support of that.
YOUTH COORDINATOR FOR RAND 2010?
Q: @AndrewWSharp (Tweet): @thehuli do they have a youth coordinator yet? or plans for a students for Rand Paul website etc.?
A: @thehuli (Tweet): @AndrewWSharp Rand doesn't have a youth coordinator presently, but you are welcome to get involved on a grassroots level to spread the word!
MOST CRUCIAL ISSUE FACING U.S.
Q: @pepeledog (Tweet): @thehuli For Rand Paul-What is the single most crucial issue facing the U.S. today?
A: @thehuli (Tweet): @pepeledog Monetary policy- the out-of-control spending in Washington that is bankrupting our nation.
U.S. CENSUS & GPS TECHNOLOGY
Q: @GlenBradley (Tweet): @thehuli Dr. Rand Paul, THANK YOU, your thoughts on census collecting GPS on every front door in US? #revolution
A @thehuli (Tweet): @GlenBradley Census = Constitutional, though the GPS thing is troubling- but shows the rise of technology good or bad.
DIFFERENCES BETWEEN RAND & RON
Q: @Stephen_Douglas (Tweet): @thehuli We all want to know: what's the biggest policy difference between Rand and Ron? Does he flat out disagree with him on anything?
A: @thehuli (Tweet): @Stephen_Douglas We're very similar, but in my approach 2 defense, I frame the issue differently.
GOODWILL FOR RAND
Q: @joepete6018 (Tweet): @thehuli Wish him luck. We are with him.
A: @thehuli (Tweet): @joepete6018 Thanks!
Editor's Note: This article is double posted at BreakTheMatrix.com. You can read more about my trip to Lexington, meeting with the Center Right Coalition, and time with Rand Paul here.