It's Day Two of Rand Paul's Excellent Presidential Adventure, and he is having a bad day. Again. He started his morning picking a fight with the "Today" show's Savannah Guthrie because she didn't ask him questions the way he thinks she should, and he followed that up with a quick explanation to the New York Times that when reporters ask him questions he doesn't like, "That isn't journalism." (Side note: Waging war against reporters when you are running for president is a FANTASTIC strategy, and we encourage Paul to stick with that for sure.)


And then it just got worse. For Rand Paul, that is:

In an interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday, Paul would not say where, in his view, a pregnant woman's rights begin and those of the fetus end.

"The thing is about abortion — and about a lot of things — is that I think people get tied up in all these details of, sort of, you're this or this or that, or you're hard and fast (on) one thing or the other," Paul said.

That Dr. Paul did not care for questions about abortion is no problem, because Republicans hate talking about that. Except for how it is one of their very most favoritest things to talk about, and you cannot run for office as a Republican unless you say every sperm is sacred at least 154 times in every speech, or else the ’bortion-haters will say you love killing babies, and you are not even a Republican at all, and they will not vote for you, no sir. But Paul did NOT want that mean AP reporter asking him about that:

Paul grew testy when pressed in the interview on the question of exceptions. "I gave you about a five-minute answer. Put in my five-minute answer," he said.

Later in the day, when asked after a campaign stop in Milford about the interview, which the Democratic National Committee had sent reporters, Paul said, "Why don't we ask the DNC: Is it OK to kill a 7-pound baby in the uterus?"

"You go back and go ask (DNC head) Debbie Wasserman Schultz if she's OK with killing a 7-pound baby that's just not born yet," Paul said. "Ask her when life begins, and ask Debbie when she's willing to protect life. When you get an answer from Debbie, come back to me."

Oh, SNAP! Rand Paul really showed what he's made of (mostly bullshit and hair gel) by avoiding the question and taking a dig at Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz instead. Haha! Paul sure outsmarted ’em, didn't he?

Except, nope, he did not:

"Here’s an answer," said Schultz. "I support letting women and their doctors make this decision without government getting involved. Period. End of story. Now your turn, Senator Paul. We know you want to allow government officials like yourself to make this decision for women — but do you stand by your opposition to any exceptions, even when it comes to rape, incest, or life of the mother? Or do we just have different definitions of ‘personal liberty’? And I’d appreciate it if you could respond without 'shushing' me."

Aw, nuts, looks like Paul just got BURNT. He might have to figure out a better response to questions about abortion after all. Seems his second day on the trail is not really going any better than his first. Who knew running for president was hard?

And how long before the Rand Paul online store of crap you wouldn't want in your home if HE paid YOU to take it has a going-out-of-business sale?

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[NYT / AP /Bloomberg]

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