Rand Paul is the only interesting, half-tolerable Republican out there because he’s (a) not crazy, (b) essentially a Libertarian and not so much in the corporate pocket and (b) clearly more open to independent thought than Mitt Romney was or ever will be, or any of the other likely Republican suspects. His views on individual liberties and the general interventionist trend in U.S. foreign policy have a certain integrity. He’s clearly not a knee-jerk corporate whore in the typical Republican sense of that term. I’m not saying I’d vote for Paul if he wins the 2016 Republican Presidential nomination, but Paul vs. Clinton (or better yet, Paul vs. Warren) would make an exciting, possibly more thoughtful race than usual.