Rand Paul stopped by the office of National Review on Monday. After spending some time with the Republican Kentucky U.S. Senate candidate, NR editor Rich Lowry offers some intriguing observations, including this insight into Paul’s oft-debated and oft-decried views on war:

He clearly thinks we have no business being in Afghanistan anymore, although he’s very reluctant to come out and say it. At one point he even seemed to suggest he doesn’t want to give his personal view of the war out of respect for the Constitution (it’s not the role of Congress to micro-manage wars).

Kelley Vlahos profiled Rand Paul in the March issue of TAC, while Jim Antle’s August cover story asks whether Rand Paul is the man to turn the anti-spending Tea Party into an anti-war party.