Rand Paul on Running for President: 'I Won't Deny That I'm Interested'

November 27, 2012 - 7:25 AM

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky (AP Photo/David Kohl)

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) says he wants spending cuts, not tax hikes. (AP Photo/David Kohl)

(CNSNews.com) - Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) says he won't deny that he's interested in running for president of the United States, but he also says it's too early to commit himself.

On her show Monday night, Fox News's Greta Van Susteren asked Paul, "Are you considering or would you think of running for president?"

"I've said I won't deny that I'm interested in maybe running for president, but it's way too early to really make a firm commitment on, you know, whether I would or wouldn't," Paul said.

The conservative senator said he has a lot to do in the next few years:

"I still want to try to fix some of the programs we have. I'd like to save Social Security by reforming it. Same with Medicare. I have bills that do both."

As for the future of the Republican Party, Paul said the GOP has to "start talking about how we, as a party, become a bigger party. We have to attract more people. We have a lot of work to do in the African-American community. We have a lot of work to do in the Hispanic community.

"And so I will talk about these things, and I want to be part of the national debate. And you know, I've said I won't deny that I'm interested in maybe running for president, but it's way too early to really make a firm commitment on, you know, whether I would or wouldn't."