And then there's Rand Paul
Here's the whole article from Salon:
"A Republican senator says he sees some in his party favoring a 2016 presidential candidate with an immigration policy that would Ã¢ÂÂround people up Ã¢ÂÂ¦ and send them back to Mexico.Ã¢ÂÂ
Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky on Sunday said he would be a presidential candidate if he thought he could win. The tea party favorite says he sees an opening for a Ã¢ÂÂlibertarian Republican narrativeÃ¢ÂÂ to help the GOP win on the West Coast and New England.
Paul says people want a party thatÃ¢ÂÂs Ã¢ÂÂless aggressive on foreign policyÃ¢ÂÂ and drug laws. Paul says he sees voters wanting, quote, Ã¢ÂÂsomebody who wants to round people up, put in camps and send them back to Mexico.Ã¢ÂÂ
A Paul spokeswoman, Moira Bagley, didnÃ¢ÂÂt offer further explanation.
Paul spoke on Ã¢ÂÂFox News Sunday.Ã¢ÂÂ
I don't watch Fox News as a general rule and this AM was no exception.
Just as an aside, the Hispanic population in Kentucky ranks 38th in the nation. About 130,000 Hispanics reside in Kentucky, 0.3% of all Hispanics in the United States. There are 41,000 Hispanic eligible voters in Kentucky - ranking 39th. (2012 Pew Hispanic Center tabulations)
I suppose alienating this small voting block doesn't bother Rand. Keeping his Senate seat in subsequent elections will surely be a lot easier than winning the big chair in the oval office.