On Tuesday’s broadcast of “The Kelly File” on the Fox News Channel, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) weighed in on former Gov. Jeb Bush’s (R-FL) announcement he would begin the early stages of seeking the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.
Paul offered a possible theory on why Bush is getting in the contest so early, but warned the former Florida governor has hurdles to overcome.
Transcript as follows:
KELLY: Let's switch gears. Today a potential presidential contender, Jeb Bush, announced that he'll quote, “Actively explore the possibility of running for president in 2016.” He said he hasn't made a final decision, but this is a much bigger step than he's taken thus far. You have not gone that far yet and said maybe in six months, I’ll make a decision. Some people are saying, come on, Senator, make a decision. Why is Jeb Bush out ahead of you?
PAUL: Well, maybe he has more ground he needs to gain. He’s been out of this for a while. So maybe he needs to get back in and practice up a bit. I don't know. I can't determine why other people -- I just know what I’m going to do.