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The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From The Tree, But Not That Close, Either

The first, and least surprising, win of the night is Rand Paul. “Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson has conceded Kentucky’s Republican Senate primary to Rand Paul.”

I noted yesterday that Rand Paul is not his father, or at least not quite his father, in terms of foreign policy. If Rand Paul is an isolationist, or a skeptic of current tactics in the war on terror, he wisely focuses on the elements of nation-building most likely to furrow the brow of the average voter. His tone is measured, almost casual. His style wears easier that his father’s strident combativeness.

I’d also note that while a lot of hawkish conservatives recoiled at the thought of Ron Paul as commander-in-chief, the Paul-ian vision is not so unusual or outlandish that it doesn’t deserve a hearing in the halls of Congress. Even if the Ronpaulians drove me batty during the days of the 2008 campaign, they deserve a seat at the table and a chance to make their case.

Also note that for a fringe candidate, Rand Paul has a strange habit of beating all Democrats in head-to-head matchups

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