I wasn't shooting in the dark. If you are looking for a candidate to support and are considering Rand...then I don't want the same thing as you. I wasn't saying it to be deeming, I used hero and that probably wasn't the right word.
The Judge I could support. I would max out my contribution the day he announced.
I just don't think the public is ready for reality and as you say the neo nuts own the party. So if someone sounds liberty(ish) and ends up winning the public will simply be fooled again. You can't be a little bit pregnant and you can't just a little bit authoritarian.
If rand wins, my opinion is he does what Raygun did to libertarian ism and that is set it back 20 years. Just cause he is the Head of the class and it is summer school doesn't mean we should give him the benefit of the doubt.