Rand Paul: ‘50-50’ shot he’ll run for president
By: Katie Glueck
January 27, 2014 06:31 PM EST
Sen. Rand Paul said in a recent interview with a fourth-grader that the odds are “probably 50-50” that he’ll run for president, but added that the job would mean dealing with “grief from the media” over everything from his clothes to his haircut.
“We are thinking about it, and sort of looking at what it would take to run. It’s a big job, but we probably won’t make our decision for about a year,” the libertarian-leaning tea party favorite said in the interview posted online Monday.
The student, identified as “Clay W.” of Potter Gray Elementary School, pressed the Kentucky Republican about his White House ambitions.
“It is a big job to do, to run for president,” Paul said. “It would take traveling around the country, it would mean I’d be home less time, get to see my kids [for] less time. And the people in the media, they get meaner and meaner when you run for president because they pick you apart and say your clothes don’t look good, your hair looks bad, you need a haircut.
“You get all that kind of grief from the media when you run for president.”