LawFuel.com – The gradual disappearance of Ron Paul and the more rapid emergence of his son Rand Paul continues with a presidential straw poll Saturday at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) showing the libertarian Republican establishing further credentials among the conservatives.
Rand Paul’s win, which garnerd 25 per cent of the vote, was supported by college students who were bused in. Rand Paul is following the footsteps of Ron Paul, the man who stood for president on three occasions and who also took strong voting support in the 2010 and 2011 CPAC voting.
The Christian Science Monitor reported that Rand Paul gave a well-received speech to a packed ballroom on the first day of the conference with many people waved red and black signs that said “Stand with Rand.” H
His most memorable line of the whole three days: “The GOP of old has grown stale and moss-covered,” Paul said. “I don’t think we need to name any names, do we?”
It was widely assumed he was referring to Sen. John McCain (R) of Arizona, who attacked Paul and two other outspoken conservatives – calling them “wacko birds.” Paul gained considerable notice recently for his talking filibuster of the nomination of John Brennan to head the CIA over the issue of whether the US can use drones against Americans on American soil. Paul stood and talked nonstop for nearly 13 hours (thus the signs at CPAC).