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03/07/2013 02:38 pm ET Updated Mar 07, 2013

Frank Rich On Rand Paul And The Coming GOP Resurgence (VIDEO)

In the wake of the 2012 election, the GOP has found itself questioning its own identity. In his New York Magazine piece this week, Frank Rich looks at how the Republican party has tried to reshape itself. He appeared on HuffPost Live on Thursday to talk about the who and the how of the GOP future.

Speaking with host Ahmed Shihab-Eldin, Rich said that of the major names being discussed as the next GOP leaders — Paul Ryan, Rand Paul, and Marco Rubio — "none of them really have the chops to do it."

Discussing Rand Paul's recent attempt to stop John Brennan's nomination for CIA Director, Rich observed that "the filibuster was interesting. There's not a chance in hell he's going to be on the presidential ticket, he's sort of a flake." That said, Rich continued to say that Paul "does represent the base of the party, even though he's not the most obvious leader of the party."

However, Rich spoke of a brighter future for Republicans, as "a week is a lifetime in politics, (and) the Democrats have an infinite capacity for self-destruction as we know."

"I would say possibly in 15 years, possibly sooner, we'll see a Republican resurgence," he said.

Watch the full segment at HuffPost Live.

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