No, I am not being sarcastic. And no, I do not like Mitt Romney or anyone else who supported TARP. But there is a bigger picture here that many Ron/Rand Paul supporters miss.
We all know that if Obama beats Romney, 2016 will be Rand Paul’s year. We have to think about this in terms of what can be gained for the Liberty Movement. Sure, it would make us feel better to have Rand Paul refuse to endorse Romney, but what would that accomplish? That would only make it a lot harder for Rand Paul to convince republicans to vote for him when he runs for president. Is that really worth it?
Romney is going to be the nominee with or without Rand Paul’s endorsement. We can use this opportunity to further infiltrate the republican party or we can use it to make sure we remain the “outsiders.” Rand Paul gets it and so does Ron Paul, as I would be very surprised if Ron Paul did not endorse Rand’s decision.
The republican party is changing, and this is exactly what it takes to change it. Libertarian-minded republicans need to learn how to blend in a little better and how to be smarter about picking their battles.
Some members of the Liberty Movement are not really interested in changing anything. They are in the movement to feel better about themselves. They love being rebels. They would rather have everything stay the same than to have our ideas adopted by the majority. Well, that’s not me. I am in this because I have respect for the truth, and I want to make sure that as many people as possible understand that truth. And the truth is that liberty, federalism, free markets, and the protection only of our natural rights, are the only way to truly improve the lives of everyone in society. This is what I am focused on.
We have already heard many reports of libertarian-leaning republicans becoming leaders within their local parties. We are winning. The republican party will be drastically different in four years. Rand Paul will be president. I am sure of it. This is a step in the right direction.
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