The race to be the not-Mitt Romney candidate is on.
“When you do the same thing and expect a different result, it’s sort of what Einstein said, that the definition of insanity is to do the same thing over and over again and expect a different result,” Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky said during a visit to New Hampshire Wednesday, according to the New Hampshire Journal’s John DiStaso.
Paul is seriously weighing a 2016 presidential run. So is Romney, the former Massachusetts governor who won the 2012 Republican presidential primary with 39 percent. Paul’s father Ron, a hero of libertarians, finished second with about 23 percent.
Rand Paul stressed the need for someone new. Romney and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, also considering a run, “occupy the same space and are competing somewhat for the same voters – people who want something that is safe, something that is sort of historical. But even people who are looking for ‘safe’ realize that ‘safe’ hasn’t won in the past.,” Paul said.