Laura Ingraham was on “The O’Reilly Factor” to discuss if Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) can be a viable presidential candidate with his isolationist foreign policy, which departs from that of many of his fellow Republicans.

Ingraham said Paul is capturing what a lot of Americans are feeling after wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, plus so many ongoing global conflicts.


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O’Reilly pointed out the growing threat of the ISIS army in Iraq and Iran's attempts to attain nuclear weapons could mean a changing political atmosphere, one in which Paul will be hurt by his policy of staying out of foreign quarrels.

Ingraham disagreed, saying that while many Americans indeed want a strong country, they also want an independent country.


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Calling for a strong, conservative foreign policy while focusing our energies in the U.S., Ingraham stated, “If we have a stronger economy and a vibrant middle class, we’ll be much better at confronting all these crises.”

“If we start being more concerned with the borders of Iraq than our own borders, I think that’s going to be a hard sell to the middle class that always carries most of the burden of wars.”

Hear more of her thoughts above.


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