Yesterday, Senator Rand Paul set out to livestream an entire day "on the campaign trail" in Iowa. Let me amend that: someone on his staff suggested to Rand Paul that the kids would enjoy it if he livestreamed a day in his life. We know this because when asked why he was doing it, Rand replied, "I wish I knew. I’ve been saying, I don’t want to do this, I don’t want to do this. And now we’re doing this...I'm just doing what I'm told, riding around Iowa looking at cornfields and answering silly questions." It should be noted before we print what Sen. Paul said next that campaigning is tiresome, and he was speaking live: "I'm supposed to answer the top Googled tweets about me."
Later, he read the most popular Google searches with his name. This next segment got cut from the official selections of the livestream uploaded to Facebook later, but someone saved it. Rand seems pretty wiped at this point, like he's getting tired of people's dumb questions:
In case you can't see the video: "The [third] most popular question from Google is 'Is Rand Paul still running for president?' And, uh, I dunno, I wouldn't be doing this dumbass livestream if I weren't. So yes, I'm still running for president, get over it." Paul then confirms that this is live and they can't edit it out, which only turned out to be partially true, because this clip didn't make the official Facebook cut later.
Did he enjoy his day of livestreaming in the end? Rand did not enjoy it. We know this because when asked if he enjoyed it, he replied "I guess you could call it fun. I wouldn't call it fun." After considering it, he did admit the situation was more nuanced. "I'm sure I said four or five things I shouldn't say on TV. But I've had fun with it." SOME FUN WAS HAD! Huzzah. There is allegedly a "dumba--" shirt in Paul's merch store now (we were unable to locate it as of press time), so Paul might at least have a sense of humor about not having too much fun.