Rand Paul advisor: He’s already laying the groundwork for a presidential bid
“I think he represents a paradigm shift,” said an adviser to both Pauls who declined to be named so he could discuss a Rand Paul bid more candidly. “He’s the first candidate to represent a new political philosophy since Ronald Reagan was the ideological champion of conservatives.”
According to the adviser, Paul is already laying the groundwork for a potential bid – his team has “already had two meetings” about 2016, and Paul’s recent trip to Israel is further evidence of his aspiration. “You don’t go to Israel like he did,” the adviser said, “unless you’re already exploring some of that territory.”
And at this early stage, the adviser said, Rand Paul is already more viable than his father ever was.