If Ron Paul is moving to position his son as his successor on the presidential trail, he should come out and at least acknowledge the point. 

Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulOvernight Defense: Senate confirms Haspel as CIA chief | Trump offers Kim 'protections' if he gives up nukes | Dem amendments target Trump military parade Hillicon Valley: Lawmakers target Chinese tech giants | Dems move to save top cyber post | Trump gets a new CIA chief | Ryan delays election security briefing | Twitter CEO meets lawmakers Overnight Finance: Watchdog weighs probe into handling of Cohen bank records | Immigration fight threatens farm bill | House panel rebukes Trump on ZTE | Trump raises doubts about trade deal with China MORE (R-Ky.) himself should begin to echo the case of what his father stands for, and how he believes he could carry that mantle in his own unique fashion. 

After all, the Tea Party movement is here to stay, and that’s several tens of thousands of instant supporters in his camp — some of the same ones who sent him as one of two of Kentucky’s favorite sons.

Further, Sen. Rand Paul should begin preparing himself by assuming more of a leadership role in the Senate, if not in the true sense of the GOP hierarchy, at least in taking some tough stands on the issues of the day — beginning with the debt ceiling. Sure, we know where he stands, but will he lead his party and this country in some greater capacity?
Paul can’t win the 2012 nomination, but he has a cause and a collection of followers looking for its next genuine leader. Perhaps his son is the right person to step into that role. Only time will tell.