Independents wont be swayed by Rand in 2016. In 4 years, there will be even more people depending on government help. Unless Rand panders to special groups with populist offerings, he wont get votes. (For comparison, if Ron Paul did not offer to take care of our military personnel and veterans, few of them would be here today.)
Now, assume Rand wins. I still remember the past. Evangelicals waited for 8 years to get anti-abortion laws from George Bush. Instead, they got "no child behind" and "record aid to Africa."
If our ideas do not spread on their own strength, but only because of bad economy, we need to see what is wrong.
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