Rand Paul’s ‘Dumb-Ass’ Livestream Confirms his Candidacy

During a livestream of his campaign Tuesday, Rand Paul confirmed that he was still running for president, telling voters that he "wouldn't be doing this dumb-ass live-streaming" if he were not.

The livestream presented a typical day on the campaign trail, which included a car ride, a monologue about the Bill of Rights, and a read-off of the most popular Google searches with Paul's name.

One of the top Google hits asked, "Is Rand Paul still running for president?"

"I don't know," Paul said. "I wouldn't be doing this dumb-ass livestreaming if I weren't."

The concept of a livestream was lost on Paul, however.

"This is not live—we can edit this, right?" he asked.

Paul said that the video feed was an attempt to "get into a different venue," tapping into a younger audience that might not watch cable news.

The campaign had trouble going viral. The feed froze for an hour at a time, randomly flashing back to a shot of Paul speaking to college students or Paul playing Metallica from his phone.

When asked why he was doing the live feed, Paul appeared dejected.

"I wish I knew," he said. "I’ve been saying, I don’t want to do this, I don’t want to do this and all of the sudden I'm doing this."

Paul has witnessed a steady decline in poll numbers and campaign dollars, with some speculating that he will soon drop out of the race. He is polling at 2.7 percent, according to a Real Clear Politics average.