Reason TV Replay: CPAC—Rand Paul, Libertarians Rising


Last year, Rand Paul rocked the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in the wake of his famous #standwithrand filibuster, walking away the winner of the event's annual straw poll. Early indications are he'll do the same this year, and that it won't even be close.

So is libertarianism still on the rise? Stay tuned to Reason TV for coverage of this year's CPAC, but for now, check out coverage of last year's event.

This video originally aired March 15, 2013. Original writeup is below:

 "The new GOP will need to embrace liberty in both the economic and personal sphere," Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) told a packed crowd at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).

Reason's Matt Welch and Kennedy attended the first day of CPAC to take the temperature of the political organizers, media observers, and grassroot activists who are central to the Republican Party's identity and political fortunes. What did they find? A movement that seems to gravitating to a baldly libertarian stance when it comes to everything from economics to social issues to foreign policy.

About 3 minutes. Produced by Jim Epstein and Meredith Bragg. Hosted by Matt Welch and Kennedy.

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