In an exclusive interview with The Brody File, Senator Rand Paul says America should be led by moral and religious leaders but, “their overriding message is to fix the country's economy not to fix the country's moral nature." Paul also says that a winning candidate can be a social conservative, “but if that's the only issue you do estrange some people.”
The Brody File spent a couple days with Rand Paul and his family down in Kentucky. Rand Paul’s wife (Kelley Paul) sat for the interview as well at their home in Bowling Green Kentucky.
The national profile on him (including an interview with his wife) will air on The 700 Club Thursday. We are releasing some clips ahead of the interview. We will also release more clips on Thursday. Much of this material is NOT in the final 700 Club piece.
Also, watch our Brody File show this week where we devote the entire thirty minutes to our Rand Paul coverage. Watch here
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Senator Rand Paul
(On whether social issues need to minimized within the GOP): “I think sort of the in-between is that it doesn't mean you can't elect or won't elect people who are socially conservative but if that's the only issue you do estrange some people but what I’m saying is that you need a candidate who does believe in your issues, who doesn’t try to be something they’re not but also recognizes that what brings the country together and what people are trying to figure out is how do I get my brother a job? How do I get my sister a job? How do I get the economy growing? It is important though that a country and a civilization have moral underpinnings but I think if it's only about that then I think you need to be finding who the next Billy Graham is and we need both."
Senator Rand Paul
: "You want moral and religious people I think to be your leaders but their overriding message is to fix the country's economy not to fix the country's moral nature."