Agreed. You can picture Rand as President: Ron not so much. I wonder if this has been the plan all along: Ron runs for POTUS a few times to build a base and get modern libertarian ideas to the masses. Rand rides those coattails from an optometry practice in Kentucky to the Senate as Ron retires. Socialism fails as it always does (and let’s face it no matter who won in 2008 and 2012 we would’ve ended up with more socialism). Now libertarianism is the only antidote to Obama’s socialism. Rand Paul is the favorite candidate in 2016... That’d have been unthinkable back in 2007.
I dont think it was ever a “plan”. Rand got lucky in that he was in the right place at the right time when Sen. Bunning retired in Kentucky.
It was like an alignment of the stars. One might say it’s God’s plan.