You can call him “the doctor“….
Senator Rand Paul officially announced his presidential candidacy this afternoon, and in an effort to distance himself from what he refers to as “the Washington machine,” he has apparently traded in his senatorial title for “Dr.” on social media.
Until today, the official Twitter account of Paul, a former ophthalmologist, was @senrandpaul. However, his Twitter handle has now been changed to @randpaul with the alias “Dr. Rand Paul”:
— Dr. Rand Paul (@RandPaul) April 7, 2015
His website is also aiding in the rebranding process, now referring to the senator as doctor as well: