The crowd was smaller than those typically drawn by his father, former Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), who ran for president in each of the last two presidential elections.
“Washington is horribly broken and you ask yourself whose fault is it. Well let’s see, Republicans, Democrats — let’s just say everybody in Washington ought to come home and we ought to start over,” said the junior senator for Kentucky, who is running his first presidential campaign.
The crowd watched a video that showed young Rand Paul was a coin collector who loved his grandmother, and when her sight failed, “he became her eyes” — which then inspired him to become an ophthalmologist.
A state lawmaker said Paul could restore clarity to government just as he had for 200 Guatemalans whose vision he corrected last week during a charity visit.
About 500 supporters, including up to a dozen people of color, turned out Wednesday to “stand with Rand” at the city’s Town Hall, reported The Stranger.