2016: What Rand Paul Represents

Published on January 26, 2014

At The Atlantic, Peter Beinart says that Senator Rand Paul is now the 2016 Republican presidential frontrunner, “So if Christie is no longer the candidate to beat in the 2016 Republican race, who is? Believe it or not, it’s Rand Paul…”

Beinart says that although “it’s absurdly early… Paul looks like a better bet than anyone else to finish in the top two in both Iowa and New Hampshire. If he did, he’d establish himself as the leading anti-establishment candidate in the GOP field.”

Beinart’s makes a strong case that politically and financially, Paul could go the distance.

At The Dish, Andrew Sullivan describes how Paul best represents significant ideological shifts happening in the Republican Party:

Something fascinating is happening beneath the surface of the Republican-conservative debate. There is a revival – a clear, strong revival – of a conservatism perhaps best represented by The American Conservative of an authentically conservative worldview that is federalist, fiscally austerian, non-interventionist, and more skeptical of government’s national security claims. It’s always been there… but it is now much stronger vis-a-vis the Cold War liberalism and neoconservative orthodoxy that dominated the movement for so long.

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