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Weirdly Polite Pro-Rand Paul Protesters (Briefly) Interrupt Republican Debate

“We want Rand! We want Rand!” the protesters said, for a few seconds, before stopping so John Kasich could talk.

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Slate’s Joshua Keating observed ruefully earlier Thursday that Rand Paul’s failure to qualify for the Republican debate meant that there would be no one onstage to argue against a foreign policy of crazy, indiscriminate bombing. As it turns out, some protesters in the North Charleston, South Carolina, crowd wanted to make their feelings about Paul’s absence known as well:

“We want Rand! We want Rand!” they said, for a few seconds, before stopping so John Kasich could talk. Very respectful of John Kasich’s time, these (presumably millennial) protesters are. Nice kids, really.

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