Everyone who follows American politics, even remotely, knows the name Rand Paul. I have yet to meet anyone who knows Justin Amash aside from hardcore Ron Paulites.
Don't get me wrong, Justin Amash is one of my heroes and it was an honor to shake his hand at CPAC 2011, but let's be realistic here.
If you look throughout modern history there is no member of the House who has even come close to getting the GOP nomination (including Ron Paul).
GOP candidates were all former VPs, governors or Senators.
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