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Finally, a comfortable interview for Rand Paul

Kentucky TV reporter Joe Arnold, who ran some of the most glowing stories about Rand Paul's U.S. Senate campaign in the run-up to last week's primary, is the only reporter who got Paul on video after the subsequent Civil Rights Act blow-up.

The short conversation is well worth watching to get a sense of the questions Paul was used to before becoming a national star. Josh Green suggested that the media in Kentucky was unusually toothless, but I didn't see much tougher coverage coming from the national press. The difference now is that the local press can get access to Paul by not jumping on the bandwagon.

"You take some responsibility for the answers not being clear?" asks Arnold, sympathetically, about the Rachel Maddow interview.

"Yeah, I think so," says Paul. "But the other thing that's interesting is, our Senate campaign has become more the level of attention (sic) that a presidential campaign gets. And so you can see how people doggedly grab an issue and don't let go."

Via United Liberty.

By David Weigel  |  May 24, 2010; 5:04 PM ET
Categories:  2010 Election , Libertarians  
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