CPAC 2013 http://wfpl.org en Senator Rand Paul Calls for New GOP at CPAC http://wfpl.org/post/senator-rand-paul-calls-new-gop-cpac <p>Speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference, Republican Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky said the GOP has "grown stale and moss covered" and needs to embrace libertarianism.</p><p>"The new GOP will need to embrace liberty in both the economic and the personal sphere. If we're going to have a Republican Party that can win, liberty needs to be the backbone of the GOP," he said.</p><p>For many conservatives, <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/rand-paul-old-school-filibusters-nomination-cia-director-13-hours">Paul's nearly 13-hour filibuster of CIA director John Brennan</a> in protest of President Obama's drone policies puts him at the head of the line for presidential contenders in 2016.</p><p>The high-profiled speech gave Paul a chance to court the so-called "Facebook generation" on privacy matters, and explain why he favors limits on presidential power.</p><p>Paul's remarks also gave him a chance to rebuke GOP rival and fellow Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, who right before Paul's speech said the party didn't need new ideas.</p><p>Watch the full speech: Thu, 14 Mar 2013 23:03:25 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 4496 at http://wfpl.org Senator Rand Paul Calls for New GOP at CPAC