Senator Rand Paul, Republican Presidential candidate from Kentucky, has challenged Sen. Bernie Sanders to debate the qualities of socialism vs. capitalism. Both candidates are known for their unique followings, and for being outspoken about their differing points of view towards the role of government. Rand offered the challenge during an interview with WHO NewsRadio 1040.
“We’ve been saying what a fun, dramatic, and informative debate it would be if Bernie Sanders and I could have an hour-long debate. Can you imagine? Debating over what rights are versus what obligations are and debating socialism versus capitalism.”
Both Senators have very devout followings.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, known for being the longest-serving Independent elected to Congress, his straightforward opinion of socialism, and receptivity of Scandinavian economic models, took control of the Democratic stage after bypassing Hillary Clinton as the most favored Democratic candidate. Sanders joined the Democrat Party this year as a means of campaigning with the backing of the Democrat Party.
Sen. Rand Paul, son of famed Texas Representative Ron Paul, is known for his stylistic filibuster in protest of the Patriot Act, strong opposition to NSA surveillance and the usage of predator drones, and repeated attempts to audit the Federal Reserve, had previously challenged Sen. Sanders to a debate and received no response.