Paul: ‘I can beat the president’ at bowling

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Sen. Rand Paul admits he’s not a “great” bowler, but the Kentucky Republican tells ITK he thinks he could beat President Obama.

Paul recently told us that the soccer trainer for one of his sons also serves as a bowling coach. The Paul family can often be found hitting the lanes, sans the lawmaker’s spouse, Kelley. 

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“My wife’s not much for the bowling alley,” he says.

When we inquired how Paul would rate his bowling game, he replied, “I think I can beat the president. You remember the stories about him bowling?”

During a campaign stop in Pennsylvania in 2008, then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) bowled a ridicule-worthy 37 over 7 frames. Hillary Clinton, vying for the top spot on the Democratic ticket at the time, quipped during an April Fools' Day press conference that she was challenging Obama to a “bowl-off” and would even “spot him two frames.” 

“He wasn’t the best of bowlers,” Paul said of the commander in chief, with a slight chuckle.

“Nah, I’m average,” Paul, 51, added upon further reflection of his own bowling alley prowess. “Good enough to not be bad, but not good enough to be great.”

Paul is considering running for president in 2016.