Bernie Quigley, Pundits Blog contributor, said:
I would say Rand PaulRand PaulTrump’s feud with the press in the spotlight Rand Paul: We’re very lucky John McCain’s not in charge Rand Paul: John Bolton would be a 'bad choice' for national security adviser MORE will make an impression on Congress as he will explain the Austrian economics. He is, however, a footnote to his father, and something of an academic. The Tea Party will make a lot of noise for a while and create an impression. It is possible to see today a shift in paradigm. As the 19th and 20th centuries were Keynes v. Marx, the rising century will be Keynes v. Hayek and Marx will be left out. Possibly the Democrats, if they remain married to the Marx/Keynes hybrid, will be left out as well. But Congress, like the presidency, is a nationalist organ. Competent new people like Senator-elect Mike LeeMike LeeTop antitrust senators call for Sessions to scrutinize AT&T-Time Warner merger Public lands dispute costs Utah a major trade show GOP senators unveil bill to give Congress control of consumer bureau budget MORE from Utah will inform and clarify on states’ rights and explain things like why understanding the meaning of the 17th amendment goes to the core of American sensibility, but it will, as Gov. Rick Perry of Texas says, take governors to make the critical difference.
John Feehery, Pundits Blog contributor, said:
Rand Paul. He has the power to filibuster, and my guess is that he will use it.
Peter Navarro, professor of economics and public policy at U.C. Irvine, said:
Rand Paul is the smartest and most articulate and will represent well. Ron JohnsonRon JohnsonDems ask for hearings on Russian attempts to attack election infrastructure GOP senators unveil bill to give Congress control of consumer bureau budget GOP gets bolder in breaking with Trump MORE’s impact will be simply because he is there instead of Russ Feingold.