January 13th, 2012
07:41 PM ET
3 years ago

VIDEO: Rand Paul benefitting from his dad's legacy?

(CNN) – CNN Senior Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash looks into whether Ron Paul's son, Republican Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, is building off his father's longtime political career as a Texas congressman and three-time presidential candidate.


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  1. T'sah From Virginia

    ►VIDEO: Rand Paul benefitting from his dad's legacy?◄

    Of course he would benefit from the legacy; there is a true following that is apt to grow
    Sincere followers will praise the son, because he will lead with what he has grown to know
    He's YOUNG, ambitious and like a prince he'll appreciate, expect and respect the king’s throne
    But dang, the majority of ALL of Americans aren’t even “thinking” about grabbing the “wishing bone!”

    In the meantime, Obama 2012!!!

    January 13, 2012 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  2. Marie MD

    What legacy are we talking about? He is definitely riding his daddy's coattails but his daddy is as insane as he is so, no, this is not going to get him where he thinks he might go.
    Shouldn't he be in DC doing the job those brainless twits in KY voted him to do? He is not running for anything but he is running away from his job.

    January 13, 2012 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |
  3. Jeff in Virginia

    The apple (or in this case, the nut) does not fall far from the tree. Rand Paul doesn't stand a chance, just like his old man.

    January 13, 2012 10:15 pm at 10:15 pm |
  4. Larry in Houston

    whatever they do -I hope they don't go for the 3rd party run. Stay the Course ! Give the "newter" a run for his money – maybe he will lose a little weight – If "the Newt" drops out, everyone wins, to be perfectly honest. I've been following politics ever since November 23rd 1963 – and never seen anything like this – all the GOP'ers are the most corrupt we've ever have, Ever. And he calls himself "a georgia Reagan Conservative" ??? Really ?? Truth be known, Ronald Reagan is probably rolling in his grave by now. South Carolina needs to put this puppy to bed.

    January 13, 2012 11:36 pm at 11:36 pm |
  5. kat

    benefitting... I don't think so, It sure changed my mind... No Paul in my future vote because of this ron nut

    January 14, 2012 01:30 am at 1:30 am |
  6. Marry

    The name “Paul” does not stand for “YOU”! It stands for everyone for him or herself. ALONE! It has nothing to do with working intelligently together! On the contrary, it prevents working together as the “Teaparty” has shown. But only by cooperation and taking the concerns of ALL into account can a county be just, fair and successful. Of cause if you prefer the country to be split, being robbed by a few go right ahead…the result will be failure for to many!
    President Obama 2012!

    January 14, 2012 01:38 am at 1:38 am |