I'll take it a step further. Ron Paul was imprisoned by the youthful libertarian base, which is becoming increasingly libertine and anarcho-capitalist. By emphasizing the economy and social conservatism and talking in less all or nothing terms about war, Rand is appealing to liberty-minded conservatives who can be won over. As the Millennial libertarians get older they will become more practical and more conservative. Hence, we have the making of a new populist liberty coalition in America.
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