If Rand feels he had to endorse Romney to protect himself from future Republican blowback during a 2016 run for President, then I am okay with that.
As long as Rand keeps voting in support of the Constitution and individual liberty, then it doesn't matter to me who he has to pretend to support.
I don't believe for a second that he is in any way actually in support of Romney.
I think Rand and Ron both feel/know that the Republican Party is a valuable tool for the Liberty movement to be used for its primetime media coverage, and if it will help the message continue to get out from a media platform as large as that of the GOP, it may indeed be a worthy sacrifice to pretend to endorse Romney now.
I think that Rand will continue to vote on our side, and his father's.
If he does not continue to do so, he will rightfully be abandoned by the Liberty movement.
But for now, I can understand the political ploy that is being undertaken and think it may very well be a worthy sacrifice for the continued spreading of the Liberty movement through the GOP media platform in the near future.
I also understand how people are very upset by this and see it as a betrayal. I think, however, that there is a much larger strategy being employed by the Pauls, one which they have willingly undertaken with the knowledge that if it backfires, it could cost them their reputations. This is a sacrifice that I'd imagine they would make for the continued expansion of Liberty.
"So this is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause."
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