Rand Paul channels Star Trek: GOP ‘needs to boldly go’ where it hasn’t before

Rand Paul channels Star Trek: GOP ‘needs to boldly go’ where it hasn’t before

[Ed. – OK, but why choose a photo of movie Kirk instead of iconic series Kirk?]

On Friday, the Kentucky senator invoked “Star Trek” character Captain Kirk in arguing for a bigger and more inclusive Republican Party.

“Sort of like what Captain Kirk used to say, we need to boldly go where no Republicans have gone before. So we need to go to Harlem, East L.A., Berkeley, maybe even Hollywood, though that may be dangerous,” Paul said on Fox News, making a crack about Hollywood as a liberal hub.

Paul was speaking from a Republican National Committee event in Memphis, where he and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), among others, are speaking this week. Both Paul and Rubio are considered to be potential presidential candidates in 2016.

“I’m at the Republican National Convention in Memphis, and I’ll tell them that the party needs to be bigger, bolder and better, more inclusive,” Paul said on Fox.

He added that the GOP cannot target the same constituencies as it did in 2008 and 2012, when the party lost presidential elections to President Barack Obama.

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