After famously skipping the Fox News Channel debate in South Carolina after being bumped down to undercard status, Rand Paul will be returning to the main debate stage Thursday night.

No Rand Paul here:

Paul and his supporters are obviously pleased to see him back on the main stage with the prime-timers.

Paul will take the edge of the stage, dangerously close to the Christie hug zone. Front and center? Donald Trump, obviously. Or an empty lectern?

Ah, these wise guy press releases. It turns out they are real after all.