Rand Paul attacks Hillary Clinton as a ‘war hawk’
Inevitably a preview of what a match-up between Rand Paul and Hillary Clinton would look like if both candidates end up as their party’s nominee. In 2008, Barack Obama outflanked Hillary Clinton to her left and Rand Paul seems to have taken that lesson to heart, at least when it comes to foreign policy.
Report from Russia Today:
The US Senator from Kentucky has warned that if Hillary Clinton, the former US Secretary of State, becomes the next American president, she could get the United States bogged down in yet another conflict in the Middle East.
Following in the footsteps of his Libertarian father, Ron Paul, who spent much of his lengthy political career demanding a more isolationist US foreign policy, Rand Paul told NBC’s Meet the Press that the 2016 presidential election could be “transformational” if a “war hawk” like Hillary Rodham Clinton gets into the Oval Office.
“We’re worried that Hillary Clinton will get us involved in another Middle Eastern war, because she’s so gung-ho,” Paul added.
Indeed, Clinton has acquired a reputation for being quick to jump on the war wagon – even when it has been the neoconservative faction of the Republican Party demanding a call to arms.
Quite and interesting set of circumstances when a Republican is attacking a Democrat as the “war hawk,” usually these roles are reversed as of the past few decades. Clearly this is part of Paul’s strategy to broaden his base of support with the hopes of attracting centrist and even left-leaning voters inclined to support a more scaled back foreign policy in the future.