Truth in Media:
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) posted a video clip on Facebook on Thursday from a live broadcast on the Iowa-based talk radio station WHO NewsRadio 1040 in which he can be seen challenging Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) to a debate.
“We’ve been saying what a fun, dramatic, and informative debate it would be if Bernie Sanders and I could have an hour-long debate. Can you imagine? Debating over what rights are versus what obligations are and debating socialism versus capitalism,” said Sen. Paul.
He continued, “See Bernie… he says, ‘Oh, I believe in a benign form of socialism, democratic socialism.’ But here’s the problem—if a majoritarian takes away your rights, it’s not any different or less bad than an authoritarian taking away your rights.”
Now this may seem a far fetched idea to some, but not if you remember that back in May Bernie offered to debate GOP candidates.
Personally I think that Paul is overestimating his debating skills if he thinks he has much of a chance with Sanders.
Bernie knows his stuff backwards and forwards, and I imagine that he would make short work of curly wig man.
However having said that I would LOVE to see this exchange.
I think it would be highly entertaining, and informative, and really could not hurt either of their chances at the nomination.
And what's more I think Rachel Maddow should moderate.
Or considering her past with Rand Paul is that a step too far?