Paul: ‘I can beat the president’ at bowling

Getty Images

Sen. Rand PaulRand PaulConservative group presses GOP to vote against spending bill Saudi skeptics gain strength in Congress Senators challenge status quo on Saudi arms sales MORE 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. 

ADVERTISEMENT
“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 ObamaBarack ObamaGreen Party nominee escorted off debate premises Obama defends work on tribal issues Charlotte requires race discussion Hillary, Democrats refuse to have MORE (D-Ill.) bowled a ridicule-worthy 37 over 7 frames. Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonDebate of century lives up to its billing Trump offers support for banning gun sales to terror suspects Five takeaways from wild debate MORE, 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.