Rand Paul gave a speech on foreign policy today at the Heritage Foundation. He is clearly trying to split the difference. He isn’t going to please the neocon faithful. He isn’t going to please the hard-core non-interventionists. Can he please GOP primary voters? That remains to be seen. I”ll have more to say later, but I’m not impressed.
Here is Jim Antle’s article on the speech. Note the tweets from Justin Raimondo he cites. Justin is clearly not impressed.
Reason says Rand is clearly trying to distance himself from his father on foreign policy.
Neocon hawk Jennifer Rubin didn’t like it.
Update: Philip Giraldi is not impressed.
This is pre-speech, but Matt Welch at Reason is impressed.