Now that Rand Paul is a media darling for talking for thirteen hours straight about an issue that people on the far left and the far right both agree is totally fucked up, he seems to be developing an eensy case of hubris:
Paul himself seemed to appreciate that this was an important moment for himself, confidently acknowledging to POLITICO in an interview that he was “seriously” considering running for president in 2016. ... “[Republicans] have to figure out how to appeal to the West Coast, New England [and] around the Great Lakes area. We need to figure out how to appeal to the blue-collar voters that voted — that were Democrats that voted for Reagan and I think are drifting back because they see us as the party of the wealthy. … I do want to be part of making the Republican Party again more of a national party, less than a regional party, which I think we’re in danger of becoming.”
So he thinks he can make the Republican Party appeal to poor people. Funny that Paul doesn't mention appealing to minorities or women. He's riding high on a crest of popularity this week, but if he thinks he can make America forget that he's a carbon copy of his looney-tunes dad because he happened to take the right stand on a single issue, he's in for a rude awakening.