I still think that he might have done it to help his father play possum. Maybe, also, to confuse the enemy a bit and diffuse pressure that might be put on him because of his unconventional senate votes.
Generally, those who endorse neocons also have horrific voting records, but his record doesn't match his endorsements. I wish we had a whole senate full of Rand clones at the moment, whoever they might endorse.
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