Senator Rand Paul Explains Recent Rise in Popularity


Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) says people are hungry for those who will stand up on principle, and this explains his rise in popularity over the past several months.


Paul, who has been both praised and criticized for his 13-hour filibuster over the issue of the use of drones, won the CPAC straw poll this month and is scheduled next month to address a Republican dinner in the influential presidential caucus state of Iowa.


Paul says he wants to be part of the debate, but whether that means he is going to run for president, “I don’t know that.”


“Someone like myself could appeal to young people, moderates and independents,” Paul said.


Paul added that a candidate is needed who would appeal to those on the left and right.