Rand Paul Says He's No Liberal Peacenik

The potential 2016 presidential candidate tries to confront a narrative about challenges his candidacy might face.

U.S. Senator Rand Paul speaks at the Defending the American Dream Summit sponsored by Americans For Prospertity at the Omni Hotel on August 29, 2014 in Dallas

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For Rand Paul, it is a question that could well decide whether the libertarian-leaning Kentucky senator has a shot at ever becoming president: Republicans find you interesting, but how could you possibly survive a primary process where your anti-American-intervention instincts will be attacked as soft in a party that typically favors projecting international strength?

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