Rand Paul Takes Lead in GOP Chase for White House

By:  Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
08/06/2013
       
Rand Paul Takes Lead in GOP Chase for White House

Chris Christie calls his feud with Rand Paul "nonsense" as the Kentucky senator takes the lead in one poll of possible 2016 presidential contenders.

Chris Christie doesn’t want to talk about the “nonsense” of his feud with Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.).

Buzzfeed reports that at the National Governors Association summer meeting being held in Wisconsin from August 1-4, Christie told a reporter who asked him about the internecine spat, “Yeah, we’re not talking about any of that stuff,” he said. “We’re here to be governor. We’re not here to talk about that kind of nonsense. You all have a good day, though.”

It seems odd that the man Paul dubbed the “King of Bacon” would be demonstrating such remarkable self-restraint when a reporter sets revenge on tee and hands him a bat.

Perhaps the answer lies less in a repentant reconsideration and more in political pragmatism, especially now that Rand Paul has reportedly taken the lead in “The Chase” for the White House in 2016.

What is “The Chase”? Creator David Catanese explains:

The start of every run establishes a leader.

And then the chase ensues.

Hence, why we’ve branded our contribution to the great horserace dialogue, THE CHASE.

It’s a running ranking system of the most likely 2016 nominees, with Clinton and Rubio starting at the top of the pack.

But there will be plenty of movement over the next 43 months and the idea at the outset is for you to help craft what running slot each candidate is in at any given moment.

THE RUN has selected 12 of the strongest potential nominees for Republicans and Democrats and divided them into two tiers.

On August 1, Catanese — former Politico reporter — revealed the latest news from his admittedly unscientific survey, and it won’t make Chris Christie very happy.

“Rand Paul is now the leader of the herd of Republicans who covet the 2016 GOP nomination for president,” Catanese writes, “placing the Kentucky senator at the top of The CHASE this month for the first time.”

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Photo of Sen. Rand Paul: AP Images

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