Purism has only won us a few national elections. We need people willing to play the game to get elected and push Ron's platform in a way that is acceptable to mainstream America. I think Rand is doing a good job at that. True he probably has alienated some or most of the purist but at the same time he is slowly converting mainstream voters to our side. For example I work with a gentleman who is a huge Bush supporter. He said he liked Ron but couldn't support him in either primary because of 1. his foreign policy and 2. his age and so he concluded Ron was unelectable. He voted for McCain in 2008 and Romney in 2012. Now here we are in 2013 and a few weeks ago the man told me how much he admired Rand Paul and how he could support him in the primary if he did run in 2016.
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