Rand Paul had a good first day as a presidential candidate.
But as soon as Paul left the Bluegrass State to begin his run for the White House in earnest, the campaign trail got decidedly bumpy for the freshman senator.
Receiving intense criticism from his right and left, Paul got out of the gate to poor reviews, leaving a number of analysts wondering if he can right the ship as the campaign season goes on.
Dana Perino, former press secretary to President George W. Bush and co-host of Fox News Channel's The Five, told the Herald-Leader that she thinks Paul has a lot of strengths, but it was undeniable that Paul stumbled in his first days as a candidate.
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"I cannot imagine that this was the rollout that they imagined," Perino said.