He's smart and serious, a great combination. As for 2016, it's simply way too early to say. How he comports himself as Senator over the next two years will tell.
It is not what he can accomplish, or even who he is, that matters. It is whether he can attract a wide group of supporters. We need leaders more than we need the exactly correct policy proposals.My take away here is that Rand doesn't seem to scare him as a candidate. Second, his line, "How he comports himself as Senator over the next two years will tell," is an indication to me that the insiders are watching him to see how much of an establishment game he will play. Of course, since Rand has already visited our 51st state, it's likely that Rand will "comport himself" in a manner, going forward, that will meet with the approval of the establishment.
Current California Governor Jerry Brown, when running, many years ago, for the Democratic Party presidential nomination, once said that the primaries were simply a Gong Show for the rich. Perhaps, it can be said that it appears that Rand will be heartily welcomed as a contestant for the 2016 Republican presidential Gong Show.