Rand Paul's Iowa army.

In Other Way-Too-Early 2016 News: Rand Paul's Iowa Army

In Other Way-Too-Early 2016 News: Rand Paul's Iowa Army

Weigel
Reporting on Politics and Policy.
Aug. 13 2013 1:49 PM

In Other Way-Too-Early 2016 News: Rand Paul's Iowa Army

My final story from this short trip to Iowa delves inside the sprawling, surprising Ron Paul movement—the "liberty movement," as they call themselves—which took over the state GOP. It's in control until at least next summer. The usual thinking is that this, plus his father's base of grassroots support, makes Rand Paul the Iowa front-runner and he will have the rest of the party chasing his agenda. The second part may be true. The first part, less so.

David Weigel is a reporter for the Washington Post.