CBS News: Rand Paul for president? New senator mulls a runSubmitted by legalizeliberty on Tue, 03/22/2011 - 14:30
Republican Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, the iconic libertarian who made a splash in the 2008 Republican presidential primary, has entertained speculation about another presidential bid. It turns out, however, that the 2012 libertarian candidate may, in fact, be his son Rand.
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, fresh off his Tea Party-backed 2010 Senate victory, is traveling to various key primary states to test the waters for a potential presidential bid. The only sure thing that would keep him out of the race would be his father's candidacy.
"I wouldn't say it's the most likely thing in the world, but he's keeping it on the table," a Paul family adviser tells Hotsheet. "His dad is likely to go ahead and do it. And if his dad doesn't do it, it seems like there would be a dearth of candidates out there who are serious about taking on problems."
The adviser added, "There's better than a 50/50 chance that there will be a Paul in this race."