Thank you for writing this and saving me doing it. I thought your exact message as I wrote the original post but, for your very same reasons of being left a bit "queasy" by Rand's actual words, I thought it needed to be put out as I did without formulating my own apology for Rand. I felt that it would be inappropriate as I am not comfortable defending him for many reasons yet as I did his father who was sometimes famously hard to understand for those who were not used to listening to his speaking style.
I must admit many times during the last election cycle, especially during the televised debates I had wished Nigel Farage could have occupied Ron Paul's vocal cords to drive those neocons over the fence. Was not to be. Sadly, Rand can do better but he chooses to speak to groups rather than principle a little too often.
I wish Rand would quit politicking and unify the base so we can finish what we started and take the damn party over and then the country. As of today I am going to have to see him stop with the tailored messaging and find his center before I will put sweat to brow again for a Paul president.
“Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the government take care of him better take a closer look at the American Indian.” ― Henry Ford.
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