"I'm just hoping our system comes apart as gracefully as the Soviet system," Paul said.
They are required to average at least 15 percent support in select polls to get onto the nationally televised stage.
In terms of mainstream politics, it's the interwar period all over again: brown shirts versus reds. Except for this: There is a way out this time.
Socially liberal and fiscally conservative libertarians comprise the single-largest ideological voting bloc, according to Gallup.
Paul, the most libertarian of the GOP wannabes, has failed, so far, to make it to the front of the pack.
Instead of cutting superfluous government activity, Paul has sponsored some 50 bills and co-sponsored another 120.
On libertarian grounds, should parents interfere as little as possible in the lives of their children?
Should they sympathize with the Confederacy because it resisted the federal government? Or celebrate the emancipation of the slaves?
The Republican presidential hopeful spells out where his foreign policy differs from his rivals.
On Saturday, libertarians from as far afield as California journeyed to Greenpoint, Brooklyn, to attend LibertyFest, a conference by and for libertarians