Some say its part of Rand's master plan to build a constituency within the GOP so he can reform it--or at least make inroads in the name of liberty.
Others say he's selling out, or at least very naive to think he can win the hearts and minds of the GOP to bring them to his way of thinking.
If you are in the first group, then you believe in playing the political game as a necessary evil. That somehow, someway, working inside the belly of the beast will convert it. Politics is like the dragon Smaug in the Tolkien's Hobbit. It charms you, seduces you, then devours you.
I'm in the second group, because that's what I liked about Dr. Paul--If you are honest and uncompromising, you don't need to play politics and have some shady backroom deal you did years ago come back and bite you, or demand you return a favor pro quo on a issue you are against because you owe someone. Rand is going to find his endorsement of Romney become a political millstone around his neck.
Now some will say I'm radical, or stubborn, or being naive. But I thought that was the point of following the good doctor. Now we have apologists for Rand's behavior, which even if its for good reasons, are still the inverse to what attracted us to Ron Paul in the first place.
Conscience does not exist if not exercised
"No matter how cynical you get, it's impossible to keep up!
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