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 PaulDem wins Kentucky state House seat in district Trump won by 49 points GOP's tax reform bait-and-switch will widen inequality Pentagon budget euphoria could be short-lived 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.