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Video: Sen. Paul performs pro bono eye surgery in Guatemala

Rand Paul, the potential GOP White House nominee, an eye surgeon, donned scrubs and let the cameras in the operating room–part of his effort to show his real self.

NBC-News followed Sen. Randal H. “Rand” Paul (R.-Ky) on his humanitarian trip to Guatemala for a story that aired Aug. 24.

The Kentucky senator is an eye surgeon, who continues to see patients back home when the Senate is not is session. This trip was an extension of pro bono work he has done throughout his medical career.

Paul is walking a difficult path as he builds the foundation for his 2016 campaign for the White House at the same time one of his closest allies in the Senate, Sen. R. Edward “Ted” Cruz (R.-Texas) builds his own foundation. At some point, these friends will become rivals, but until then both men are campaigning as if the other is not in the race.

The best strategy is for Paul to be himself, which is what we see in the video.

Watch the video here:

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Neil W. McCabe is the editor of HE's "Guns & Patriots" e-letter and was a senior reporter at the Human Events newspaper. McCabe deployed with the Army Reserve to Iraq for 15 months as a combat historian. For many years, he was a reporter and photographer for "The Pilot," Boston's Catholic paper. He was also the editor of the free community papers "The Somerville (Mass.) News and "The Alewife (North Cambridge, Mass.)." Email him: neilwmccabe@gmail.com Follow him on Twitter: @neilwmccabe.

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