Rand Paul could have been a contender. Instead, after a distant fifth-place finish in Monday's Iowa caucuses, he looks like a mere also-ran in the 2016 presidential race. The promise of Rand 2016 was great. By building on his father's libertarian base, but shearing it of the elder Paul's crankishness and softening himself up a little bit, Rand would reshape the Republican Party, and the country. In this vision, the GOP could have become a more libertarian party, holding on to most of its evangelical base while attracting more minorities and young voters. By playing up "free-market populism"... [Read More]
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