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Rand Paul Won’t Save the Republican Party

June 21 (Bloomberg) -- The more people see of Senator Rand Paul, the more they’re impressed with his political talent.

The Kentucky Republican can come across as an ordinary guy even though he’s the son of a famously ideological politician. He can identify the right way to frame an issue and the right moment to raise it. His filibuster in March in protest of domestic drone strikes, though based on a fanciful threat, moved the Republican Party in his direction on civil liberties.