Rand Paul spells out his father's path to GOP nomination; will help Ron Paul campaign in January

01/01/2012 07:08 PM

Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul is in the lead pack in the polls of GOP voters leading up to Tuesday’s Iowa caucus but it could be the independents who put him over the top, said his son, Kentucky U.S. Sen. Rand Paul.

“I think his path to victory lies in getting independents to vote. In Iowa, an independent can show up on that day and vote in the Republican primary. And a lot of them do,” said Paul, in the interview recorded Dec. 16 in his Washington office. (The interview originally aired on Pure Politics on Dec. 20).

Paul said many pollsters might be missing those independents, who wouldn’t be included as likely Republican voters.

Paul also said Mitt Romney is “seen as a safe choice by many — he’s seen as a pro-business Republican, and I think he could beat President Obama.” But Paul added that he doesn’t instill a lot of excitement that he believes Ron Paul does.

Paul also said he considered Democratic President Barack Obama to be “the weakest president since Jimmy Carter.” Find out why he believes that at the start of the video:


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