Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) played a bit of word association in a recent interview, summing up each of his potential 2016 opponents with one word.
“Oh, I hate this,” Paul chuckled, in an interview with a Kentucky television station KET’s “One to One” show. Soon, host Bob Goodman had the senator making his way through a list of high-profile Democrats and Republicans.
Of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), Paul simply answered, “Bridges.”
Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ): “Affable, amiable,” Paul said, adding that his Senate colleague “tries to get beyond partisanship.”
When it came to Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R), Paul paused for several seconds. “Um — it’s hard to put it in one word,” he said, before complimenting Perry on fighting for small government.
And Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL): “Thoughtful. And part of the answer to making our party bigger,” Paul said. “A good new face for our party.”
As for for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Paul simply responded, “yesterday’s news.”
h/t Washington Post