Fresh off a second consecutive straw poll win at a leading conservative confab, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) didn't shy away from talk of a potential bid for president Sunday, but he said he still hasn't made up his mind about running.
"We're definitely talking about it," Paul said on "Fox News Sunday." "My family's talking about it. We do the things that would be necessary to make sure that it can happen and will work. But I truly haven't made my mind up and won't make my mind up until after the 2014 elections."
Paul, who has been seeking clearance to run for both president and reelection to the Senate in 2016, won the Conservative Political Action Conference presidential straw poll for the second consecutive year Saturday.
The Kentucky senator has been zeroing in on trying to attract young people and minorities to the GOP. Disappointment with President Obama, he argued, has opened the door for Republicans to compete for the youth vote.
"The youth in particular have lost faith in this president, and so I think there's a real opportunity for Republicans who do believe in the Fourth Amendment to grow our party by attracting young people," said Paul.
When asked about the comments of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), who swiped at three of the last four GOP presidential nominees in his CPAC speech, Paul declined to criticize Cruz, but added, "I don't spend a lot of time trying to drag people down."
Paul rejected the notion from critics that he is too soft on foreign policy.
"I see my foreign policy in the same line as what came out of probably the first George Bush," said Paul.