State of the Union: Rand Paul Brings Libertarians to the GOPSubmitted by emalvini on Wed, 02/13/2013 - 20:35
State of the Union: Rand Paul Brings Libertarians to the GOP
Rand Paul's State of the Union response sets the stage for 2016.
Brian Doherty | February 13, 2013
The official Republican response to President Obama’s State of the Union address last night was from Florida Sen. Marco Rubio. But the Republican Party is a house (partially) divided now, with a self-conscious rebel wing, and the semi-official “Tea Party” response came from Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul. Paul won his Senate seat on a Tea Party anti-establishment wave in 2010, defeating establishment favorite Trey Grayson for the GOP nomination. (He wrote about it in his campaign memoir The Tea Party Goes to Washington.)