Do you agree with Sen. Rand Paul? As noted at Reason 24/7, the libertarian Kentucky Republican told Glenn Beck that
"I think Republicans will not win again in my lifetime … unless they become a new GOP, a new Republican Party," Paul said evenly. "And it has to be a transformation. Not just a little tweaking at the edges."…
The primary goal, Paul said, is to present the "ideas of liberty" to everyone.
"There are many people who are open among all these disaffected groups, who really aren't steadfast supporters of Obama or an ideology," Paul asserted. "I think they're open to listening, but we have to have a better message and a better presentation of it."
No national politician has done a better job over the past few years of presenting ideas about limiting the size, scope, and spending of the federal government than Paul (whom Reason magazine dubbed "the most interesting man in the Senate"). From his repeated attempts to cut the federal budget by $500 billion in five years to his epic filibuster on drone policy to calling for a new approach to foreign policy to pushing industrial hemp, Paul is a standing challenge not just to the GOP establishment but to the larger Washington establishment. He's made more than a few missteps so far and he's far from perfect, but he's looking sharper and sharper from a limited-government perspective.
In 2013, Reason TV covered reactions to Paul's speech about race at Washington, D.C.'s Howard University: