Paul is one of three GOP senators in their first terms running for president. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
Once upon a time, presidential candidates were expected to have more than passing experience in government, as well as the maturity and wisdom that sometimes come with age. But that has changed, apparently.
Barack Obama was in the United States Senate for only two years before he began his bid for the presidency and had only four years of service in Congress when he was sworn in as president. He was just 47 years old at the time.
This year, the trend toward youth and/or inexperience has continued. Full story