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Rand Paul Hints Hillary's Age Could Deter Presidential Bid

By    |   Monday, 10 November 2014 11:06 PM

Is Hillary Clinton too old to be president? Sen. Rand Paul hints that he thinks she might be.

During an interview with Politico, Paul — a Kentucky Republican who has yet to say publicly whether or not he will run for president in 2016 — said Clinton's age, 67, could be a factor in her campaign if she decides to join the race.

"I think all the polls show if she does run, she'll win the Democrat nomination," said Paul, 51. "But I don't think it's for certain. It's a very taxing undertaking to go through. It's a rigorous physical ordeal, I think, to be able to campaign for the presidency."

Last week, Paul was critical of Clinton on the night of the midterm elections in the form of several tweets.

As the votes were being counted and it was becoming clear that Republican candidates beat Democrats in several key races, Paul tweeted photos of Clinton posing with six Democrats who lost. Each carried the hashtag #HillarysLosers.

"Her main Achilles' heel is that she didn't provide an adequate defense for our consulate in Libya," Paul told Politico. "And also, she didn't think through the unintended consequences of getting involved in the Libyan war."

As for Paul's 2016 plans, Politico reported he is assembling a team and could announce his plans to run for president in April. But he faces a hurdle because he's also up for re-election as a senator that same year. Right now, Kentucky law says a person cannot run for two offices at the same time. Paul's staff and advisers are weighing several options.

Paul is one of several potential GOP candidates who could launch a White House run. Clinton, meanwhile, is the presumptive favorite on the Democrat side should she choose to throw her name into the mix.

The GOP's winning performance last Tuesday, which means the party as of January will control both chambers in the Capitol, could have a negative impact on Clinton's chances of becoming president.

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