3rd Place - Rand Paul
Experience: US Senator for Kentucky (since 2011), ophthalmologist
Political positioning: radical liberal, isolationist
Likelihood of application: 90 percent
Poll Value: 9.5 percent
Twitter (SenRandPaul): about 544,000 Followers
The latest political book: "Government Bullies: How Americans Are Being Harassed Everyday, Abused, and Imprisoned" (2012)
Like father like son? Not quite. Although well Rand Paul is now probably apply for the presidential nomination after his father Ron Paul came into office three times. But politically, the son, despite isolationist tendencies streamlined, pays homage to the market economy and calls for more civil rights a (NSA-criticism). For the victory in the primaries that may ultimately not be enough, but the 52-year-old has far more influence on the future direction of the party than his father ever before.