Rand Paul Would Rather Fight 100 Duck-Sized Horses Than One Horse-Sized Duck

Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky would rather fight 100 duck-sized horses than a single horse-sized duck, he said on Reddit Wednesday. How that choice might affect his aspirations in the 2016 presidential election, none can say. Aaron P. Bernstein/Reuters

Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, perhaps in a bid to invigorate his presidential campaign, took to Reddit Thursday to answer questions from supporters, fans and the curious. Paul has in recent months attempted to spice up his campaign by appealing to a younger, more Internet-savvy crowd. His airing of "Festivus" grievances on Twitter and his live tweeting of a presidential debate to which he was not invited are evidence of this.

Redditors asked Paul many things, from what sets him apart from Trump ("I have way better hair"), to how he plans to fight Islamic State militant group, or ISIS ("First thing we should do is stop arming them"), to how he feels about the Internet-famous GIF of his father, former Republican congressman Ron Paul ("Definitely hilarious").

But perhaps the most important question answered by Senator Paul was this, posed by Redditor mclane_94: "Would you rather fight one horse-sized duck or 100 duck-sized horses?"

Paul's answer: "I'm running for president. I hear the current president didn't answer this vital question. We should expect more out of the next president. Obviously the answer is 100 duck-sized horses."

While there's no precise scientific answer to this question, one could speculate that a horse-sized duck would be capable of tremendous harm, all wings and honking, while duck-sized horses would be charming. Rand Paul could probably defeat 30 or 40 before they downed him.

Paul's "Ask Me Anything," a popular Q&A format on Reddit, is part of the candidate's ongoing attempt to translate online support into success in the polls. But the candidate often seems exasperated by the process. Previously, he called his campaign's decision to live-stream him answering questions "dumbass," live on camera.