Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The story that wrote itself: Rand Paul Presidential front-runner

Since winning his first election in 2010 and taking his seat as a United States Senator in 2011, most everyone who pays attention has known Rand Paul was setting the stage for a 2016 or 2020 presidential run. In fact, it seemed that his father's 2012 run was really about keeping the Paul brand name alive and well.

Now the National Journal calls Paul, "The GOP's Early Presidential Front-Runner."

Although not perfect, Rand Paul's 2016 candidacy has been well crafted from the beginning of his public life. Paul's positions, or perceived positions by virtue of his father, align more closely to Libertarians and Independents but he has managed to find a niche within the Republican Party, providing the electability to succeed in the primary and potential coalition to win the general election.

Ron Paul was an old, curmudgeonly outsider pounding on the door. Rand Paul is a smooth, comfortable communicator who has strategically placed one foot on either side of the threshold.

1 comment:

  1. After the roller coaster that was the 2012 GOP primary, I'm reluctant to wade into the waters of presidential politics this early.
    But, I'm very interested in seeing how Rand Paul moves forward with his campaign. I don't agree with him on some issues, but he is certainly someone who has great potential.
    Of course, after 2 terms of O'Carter, the bar has been set pretty low.