“You don’t win just with the hardcore Republican base, you need to have a candidate that appeals across the political spectrum,” he said.

And Paul, well known for his stance on a number of issues that have at times put him out of the GOP mainstream, said that resoluteness will pay off in the long run.

“We continue to do what we’re doing. We’ve had the flavors of the month up and down so far in this campaign. I like to think of myself as the flavor of the decade,” he said.