One of my greatest frustrations with the future state of politics is that Ron Paul gained his following so late in life. The man is in his mid seventies. If he runs again in 2012, his age will certainly be an issue. I’ve been keeping an eye out for his potential running mates who could be able to project his honesty and understanding of how to fix the flaws in the system, be strong enough to convincingly step in as president if need be, and still be young enough to negate the age issue. In the video above, we may have our answer to whether there is another Ron Paul in the making.
Update: Carl has a post up about the possible Senate run of Rand Paul.
Further Update: Rand certainly has had his ups and downs over the years. I get the feeling that Rand grew up watching his father lose elections and decided to try to run from within the system instead of from without. It’s a valid thought, but I think he picked the wrong election for it. With so many top Republicans running in the 2016 presidential primary, he may have done better to hold on to his father’s base and let the rest of them split a less solid base. For that matter, running Libertarian might have made him a viable Trump alternative for many.
Rand deserves our support sevenfold…