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Rand Paul: Obama Should Say He's A Failure, Then Resign In State Of The Union

"Well, I think from President Obama's perspective, the best thing he could do would be to leave office early."

Posted on January 12, 2016, at 10:51 a.m. ET


Rand Paul says he'd like to see President Obama announce in the State of the Union that he's a failure and then resign.

"Well, I think from President Obama's perspective, the best thing he could do would be to leave office early," the Kentucky senator and Republican presidential candidate said on Good Morning with Dan Mitchell. "I wish that tonight he would announce, 'hey guys, I've really been a failure as a president over the last seven years and I'm gonna take off early so cause I want to go play golf.'

"I really think Obama has got it all wrong about economy," Paul added, more substantively, saying Obama likes deficits and market intervention.

"It would be nice if he could own up to that, but his world view is that government is the answer," said Paul.

Paul, who was recently knocked out of the main Republican presidential debate due to low poll numbers, also addressed his boycott of participation in any so-called undercard debate.

"Well, we don't think it's fair, we think it's a mistake on their part," said Paul. "Just last week, a CNBC national poll had me one point out of fourth, so how we can be sort of artificially designated as not being in the first tier we think is not really fair and is inappropriate. A lot of people look at the polls and think they're science but many of these people never really had a science class or a math class. There's no difference between being three, four, five, six, seven, eight in a poll because the standard of error is often three or four in these polls. So we think arbitrary, capricious, a big mistake and we've chosen to take our debate and our campaign directly to the people."

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