moderation While GOP debates, the Tea Party has found its champion in the rising star. Will you take the presidency?
On May 10, Senator Rand Paul will travel to Iowa to attend Lincoln Day dinner has definitely covered by the state Republican Party. Paul will speak, then press the flesh with the local party officials in the city of Cedar Rapids, in the middle of the American heartland, far from the corridors of real power back to Washington DC.
Looks like a boring day low-level politicking. But, of course, could not be farther from the truth. Iowa Republicans to vote will be the first in the battle for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016 and Paul - a Tea Party favorite and rising star of the conservative right - is almost certain to have his name on the ballot
There was a significant increase. Four years ago, Paul was an ophthalmologist who live in a small town in Kentucky and little heard of outside circles libertarian tendency that idolized his father, Texas Congressman Ron Paul right.
Now Paul, 50, is a senator and firmly established itself as the heir of a political movement of his father. He is a leading figure in the Republican Party and strongly tipped as a candidate to the White House itself. When he speaks in Cedar Rapids is not a function of dark dinner. It will be a prudent step in an ambitious in the power of man is becoming used to create national titles.
Paul has never been so honored. This week gave a speech to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce was in favor of immigration reform, to highlight Republican efforts to attract a vital demographic considered a political movement that seeks power in the United States States.
It was in the back of Paul won the poll last week in the conclave of powerful conservative activists known as CPAC. Held in a luxury resort near Washington DC, the meeting was a real beauty contest of the "new generation" of conservatives vying for attention. But Paul came out on top, beating Florida Senator Marco Rubio 25% to 23%.
certainly part of the reason that the victory was the performance of Paul when he launched a remarkable recent 13 hours obstruction on the Senate floor against the controversial aspects of the policy of Barack Obama drone. The measure, which began as an isolated outpost in a vacuum chamber, finally joined in supporting the right of the party, went viral on the Internet and even won over a Democrat to join him.
To Michael Graham, an influential conservative talk show host radio, the appearance of Paul was a breath of fresh air breath. "I hope to go to the presidency in 2016. Displays the value of having a clear ideology and plead for him," Graham told the Guardian.
This ideology - a philosophy rooted in a libertarian small government, free markets and strict constitutionalism - was largely inherited from his father. During successive failed presidential campaigns of Ron Paul left the head outside a laughable gadfly respected local conservative movement which an overwhelming majority of the avid youth have a major impact on the Republican Party.
When the member retired last year which was in front of an audience of thousands of people gathered in Tampa, Florida, determined to make his mark on the Republican National Convention that followed shortly after. It also came after his supporters launched a campaign in the State party which has successfully taken several state party organizations.Rand Paul
inherited a lot of fans, many of whom consider themselves the Freedom Movement. Evan Kenney, who was a delegate to Tampa, is a member of this movement and now a candidate for a local function in Massachusetts, where he is a student.
welcomed the passing of the torch from father to son, especially as the political skills of the young Paul seems more smooth and polished. "Ron Paul was a purist, but Rand Paul can do a much better job of doing politics. Has a more moderate approach and feel, but the end game is the same," said Kenney.
However, for a large part of the adult life of Paul that would have seemed a ridiculous assertion. At first he followed his father, not politics, but in medicine. Paul went to Baylor University and later won admission to the prestigious school of medicine at Duke University in North Carolina. He graduated as an eye specialist in 1993, two years after meeting and marrying Kelly Ashby. The couple now have three children, moved to the State of origin Kelley of Kentucky, and Paul joined an eye clinic in the small college town of Bowling Green.