The American Conservatives is an American political party, formed in 2018.
Founded by former U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) and his son, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, the party is committed to a socially conservative agenda.
The American Conservatism is an umbrella organization for a variety of political movements and organizations.
Paul and his supporters see the party as a bulwark against a left-wing agenda in America, as well as the establishment’s ability to “sell” the country on the notion that conservatives are good at all things.
The party’s platform is generally moderate, but the 2016 presidential election, which saw Republican nominee Donald Trump win the election, changed the landscape.
After Trump was elected president, the Republican Party’s platform included an immigration overhaul that would have made it easier for immigrants to legally enter the United States, and a new immigration policy that would allow some immigrants to stay in the country.
During the campaign, Paul’s son, Sen. Kentucky Sen.-elect Rand Paul (Rand), spoke to several Hollywood movie studios about the possibility of a Republican White House, but he was met with skepticism.
In 2017, Paul announced that he was withdrawing from the race, saying he was “not ready” to run again.
The move marked the end of a campaign that had seen Paul spend hundreds of thousands of dollars trying to convince the country that he could be the next president.