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January 23, 2014


Is Rand Paul the New GOP Frontrunner?

Peter Beinart: "So if Christie is no longer the candidate to beat in the 2016 Republican race, who is? Believe it or not, it's Rand Paul."

"To understand the Kentucky senator's hidden strength, it's worth remembering this basic fact about the modern GOP: It almost never nominates first-time candidates. Since 1980, George W. Bush is the only first-timer to win a Republican nomination. And since Bush used the political network his father built, he enjoyed many of the benefits of someone who had run before. It's the same with Paul. In both Iowa and New Hampshire, he begins with an unparalleled infrastructure left over from his father Ron Paul's 2008 and 2012 campaigns."












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