Rand Paul: GOP Needs Conservative, Not a Moderate as 2016 Nominee
(Breitbart) – Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), a likely 2016 GOP presidential candidate, tells Breitbart News he’s “gauging support” for a potential White House bid. In an exclusive interview aboard an American Airlines flight from Washington, D.C., to Dallas, Texas, he also said he thinks Republicans need to select a conservative — such as himself — as the 2016 GOP nominee for president, rather than a moderate such as former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush or New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
“I think one of the biggest debates we will see is: Do we want the leader of our party to be a moderate or a conservative?” Paul said. “I think many times in the past, conservatives have divided the vote, and we’ve wound up with a moderate. The question is whether conservatives in the party are now strong enough to unite and elect a conservative. I think that will be a big debate.”
Paul also said to expect Common Core to be a central part of the 2016 nominating process.
I think Common Core will be a bigger debate than anybody really imagines, or particularly more than [former Florida] Gov. [Jeb] Bush. I think our party by and large would really agree with me: We really don’t need a Department of Education. I’ve been for abolishing it since 1980 when Ronald Reagan ran against it. I think there’s still a huge percentage of our party that thinks education should be handled at the local level not at the federal level.
Paul also lambasted both Bush and Christie on the day Mitt Romney — the 2012 GOP nominee — publicly announced he’s decided to stay out of the 2016 field. Romney is meeting with Christie on Friday night for dinner...(MORE)
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Seahawks’ Russell Wilson: ‘God Comes First In My Life’
(Daily Surge) – Even if you’re pulling for the New England Patriots to win in Super Bowl XLIX, it’s hard to dislike Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.
The guy’s a class act all around.
And while most of the talk surrounding the upcoming game has focused on either Tom Brady’s deflated balls or on Marshawn Lynch’s hostility toward the sports press, Russell Wilson used part of his time with the media this week to talk unapologetically about his faith.
He was clear: God comes first in his life, and he wants to be remembered as a Christian man of integrity.
“In terms of my legacy off the field, I want to be a Christian man that helps lead and helps change lives and helps serve other people. It’s not about me, you know,” Wilson said. “It’s not about me and it’s about just helping other people. So that’s kind of where I keep my focus.”
“In terms of my faith, my faith is everything: God comes first, family and friends come second, and football comes third,” he said. “I think when you keep it in that order, great things happen to you. You don’t stress out about much.”
Speaking of the importance of integrity, he said: “We all make mistakes or whatever, but we’re football players. We’re able to use our gifts. For me, I’m able to use my gift to glorify God. That’s what it’s about for me.”
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