Paul’s Change of Guard
It is no secret that the Republican party needs to rebrand itself. The last few elections show the party to be out of touch with the American people, and they are grappling to find a way to incorporate moderates, women, and minorities. Newt Gingrich himself said that the factions are getting out of hand, but Senator Rand Paul who is a champion of the libertarian, far right said that the party needs to adapt to the changes that are needed. These changes, Paul thinks, are a limited government that adheres strictly to the constitution. Senator Paul appeared on the “Laura Ingraham Show,” where he said the “Old Guard” are the ones who have lost the past elections. Paul said, “If we want to win for presidency we have to compete in the states where we’re not competing. Precisely, up in the northeast and on the west coast where Republicans are basically on life support. We need to reach out with issues that may attract new people to the party.” Paul joins fellow senators Mike Lee and Ted Cruz in their pursuit to defund Obamacare. In Paul’s eyes, the House needs to use their majority to pass good things instead of stop bad things.