Junior Senator Rand Paul is now in a position to seriously influence whether or not the Senate Minority leader gets reelected. I know Mitch is a...rhymes with Mitch...but this could be a good move on Rand's part. He has two options, support a tea party challenger, or support Mitch. If he has concluded that the likely challenger is either (a) not much better than Mitch, and/or (b) has no chance of beating Mitch, then the best option might be to throw your support behind Mitch, on the understanding that Mitch will OWE YOU ONE down the road. That's how politics works. I don't believe Mitch is an evil man, I believe he is a spineless man with no goal other than reelection. Therefore, if he gets reelected due to Rand's support, it wouldn't totally surprise me to find that Mitch has a sudden pro-liberty revelation. Dig it?
"Alas! I believe in the virtue of birds. And it only takes a feather for me to die laughing."