Bill Maher made a hefty donation to bolster President Obama’s re-election bid in 2012, but the liberal comedian says he’s open to going the other way the next time around. And there’s one Republican in particular who intrigues him.
“Rand Paul is an interesting candidate to me. Rand Paul could possibly get my vote,” Maher told The Hill.
Maher has never hidden his affinity for the Paul clan. He told The Hill that he admired the Kentucky senator’s father, former Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), for having “the guts to say we should end the American empire, pull the troops home, stop getting involved in every foreign entanglement.”
Earlier this month, Maher told Syracuse.com that he has admiration for Rand Paul for occasionally going “against his own tribe.”
Maher donated $1 million to a pro-Obama super PAC in 2012, but he told The Hill that he won’t do the same for Hillary Clinton in 2016.
“First of all, I’m not as big a fan of Hillary as I am of Obama,” he said. “So we’ll see who’s running. I’m not even committing to being for Hillary.”
Because of his lukewarm feelings toward Clinton, a huge favorite to claim the Democratic nomination in 2016, the HBO host said he’s open to “considering the Republican product.”