I think so, but I also believe he is the most libertarian candidate that will ever have a real chance.
I think his real downfall will be his position in the a branch of government that everyone hates right now. Republican governors will have an advantage in the next primary.
Disagree. His biggest challenge is going to be overcoming the natural skepticism that most have about his Libertarian leanings.
The 2016 primary will make him answer to a lot problems he has.
Does Rand Paul favor legalizing Marijuana? Does he favor legalizing all drugs like his father does? What does he think of Ronald Reagan and the War on Drugs?
Paul has criticized the Civil Rights Act, why does Paul oppose parts of one of the most important laws our country has ever had?
Paul has criticized Neo-Conservative Foreign Policy and No Child Left Behind, does he think President Bush was a failed President?
I can go on, but once Rand Paul becomes the front runner and starts being attacked, Evangelicals in Iowa and South Carolina as well as the suburban voters in NH and all over Florida will think about supporting somebody else.