Rand actually living up to his last name for once. shocking.
Rand gets a lot of unnecessary flak imo. He's never going to be Ron Paul but he's been a damn good Senator from what I've read. He's spoken out against the Patriot Act, spoken out against foreign aid, and voted against the NDAA. His endorsement of Romney was just him playing politics, something Ron never really did. I think Rand realizes that he'll be shut out just like his father was by the party if he doesn't "play nice" for a couple of years.
Even if he never will be like his father, he is still much preferable in comparison to hacks like Ryan, Rubio, and Christie who seem to be the "chosen ones" to run in 2016.
Re: Rand Paul stands alone against Senate's 'preemptive war' resolution for Iran
Two words: Mutual destruction. There's no way that US and Iran can exchange nuclear weapons without other countries getting involved. Even the best missile defense systems can't block them all and the fallout of exploded missiles in the atmosphere would be very harmful to us all. NO country would benefit from a nuclear strike. Then again, only religious fundamentalists could launch nuclear weapons without care because of promise of an afterlife and ends justifying means.