infighting within the American libertarian movement's history (not that it's 'required of anyone TO know,' but if one were to comment on it, one should be aware of it), otherwise you couldn't possibly make the following statement:
"He had almost ZERO success in promoting libertarian ideas until Ron Paul came along in 2008. His strategies have been one failure after another after another to get the message out."
If you're new to the 'game' how could you possibly quantify it?
You think the intellectual backbone for Austrian school just poppped out of nowhere, overnight, post 2008??
How do you think what Dr. Paul inspired in 2007-2008 could be translated into intellectual Renaissance, without the tireless works of those like Lew, who essentially had the 'infrastructure' ready for those newly joining the movement to explore?
You think when Dr. Paul spoke about the Fed, the Austrian School, Hazlitt, Mises, Rothbard, they all went running to CATO or Reason?
Frankly, this tells all one needs to know:
"Even my personal favourite, Nick Gillespie comes across as arrogant at times."
Nick is not only arrogant, but if one were a casting director looking to fulfill a walk-on part in a B-movie for 'Douchebag #5 at nightclub,' it'd be an over the hill hipster wannabe wearing the Fonz jacket in 2012 who looks and talks just like Nick.
Predictions in due Time...
"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul
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