Why does Rand Paul believe the Republican Party is like Domino's pizza? Because the possible 2016 presidential candidate says the GOP needs to revamp its image to appeal to a more diverse and younger crowd.

"Remember when Domino's finally admitted they had bad crust? Think Republican Party. Admit it — bad crust. We need a different kind of party," Paul said Wednesday night, according to CNN.

Domino's embarked on a "new and improved" marketing campaign in 2010 to overhaul its pizza, which included new sauce, cheese and, especially, dough to replace what customers had previously said tasted like cardboard.

The comment about the GOP needing to reinvent itself came during Paul's speech at the University of California-Berkeley that centered on his now-familiar criticism of the federal government's surveillance techniques.

In his remarks, the Kentucky senator also noted that Martin Luther King Jr. and other black leaders were spied on by the federal government.

"I find it ironic that the first African-American president has without compunction allowed this vast exercise of raw power by the NSA (National Security Agency)," he said.

Paul was warmly received by the audience at Berkeley, long known as a liberal bastion. If you think it was odd that a libertarian-leaning Republican was a hit at Berkeley, think again. Ron Paul, the senator's father, drew an enthusiastic crowd of 1,000 at the campus during his 2012 presidential campaign.

Contributing: Associated Press

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