Can Paul Survive A National Security Primary?

Posted April 6, 2015 at 5:00am

“The resurgence of Islamic terrorism and President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran is shaking up the race for the White House,” according to The Hill , which notes that the “primacy of foreign policy could be a problem for Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), the libertarian Tea-Party favorite, who is set to launch his presidential campaign next week in Louisville.”  

“He proposed steep defense cuts when he first came to the Senate and has expressed wariness about foreign military interventions… Paul appeared to recognize the threat to his candidacy when he offered an amendment in late March to the GOP budget that would have increased defense spending to $696 billion, a level endorsed by former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates.”