David Adams took a long pause.
Adams, who, in 2009, was Rand Paul's first campaign manager when Paul was running for the U.S. Senate, was finishing a lengthy interview with the Herald-Leader just days before his old boss was set to announce his run for the White House.
The last question — what advice would you give Paul as a presidential candidate? — could have gone any number of ways. Adams could have suggested that Paul focus on his Tea Party roots. Or maybe emphasize his foreign policy differences with the rest of the forming Republican field.
Instead, Adams offered two words: "Legalize marijuana."