But there's another, perhaps more telling, nugget that came at the very end: Paul was unwilling to say unequivocally that the Federal government has a proper role in setting the minimum wage. The exchange comes at the 7:45 mark of the interview:
STEPHANOPOULOS: Should the Federal government be able to set a minimum wage?
PAUL: It's not a question of whether they can or canot. I think that's decided. I think the question you have to ask is whether or not when you set the minimum wage it may cause unemployment.
Paul went on to argue that a high minimum wage risks pushing up unemployment among unskilled workers.
Paul was asked a straight Yes or No question: Does the Federal government have a valid role setting minimum wage? He declined to answer.