“Sen. Rand PaulRand PaulThis week: GOP picks up the pieces after healthcare defeat Trump, GOP fumble chance to govern GOP senators pitch alternatives after House pulls ObamaCare repeal bill MORE’s (R-Ky.) decision to mount a rare talking filibuster over President Obama’s drone strike policy has — for the moment — propelled the Kentucky lawmaker to the forefront of the 2016 Republican presidential conversation,” writes The Hill’s Alexandra Jaffe.
Rand Paul has turned the tide. He will be the new leader.
I would recommend to anyone at CPAC 2013 the book The Fourth Turning: An American Prophecy – What the Cycles of History tell us about America’s next Rendezvous with Destiny, by William Strauss and Neil Howe, on the rise and fall of political and cultural generations. It well explains the dynamics of generations — the end of time and the beginning of time again, to paraphrase Francis Fukuyama — and we are at that "fourth turning" today: the shift from the end of the post-war period to the beginning of a brand-new future.
This is no longer about left vs. right, liberals vs. conservatives, the Ford guys vs. the Chevy guys. It is about an entirely new America.