Comment: Again, we need to distinguish between political victories

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Again, we need to distinguish between political victories

and victories for the freedom message. You are correctly distinguishing between the two. Political victories MUST be measured by our ability to put candidates that support the liberty message in office. Of course a political victory may harm the larger movement if the wrong the candidate is put in office. Case and point, George W. Bush did great harm to the conservative message.

Personally, I believe that the message is more important than the politics, but I would not forgo the chance to put Rand Paul in the white house b/c he may not be 100% on the same page as me. From what I can tell, he is a pretty strong supporter of liberty on most, if not all issues. Time will tell. But, politically, we should not be hell bent on an all or nothing mantra b/c we will loose that. I see your points though and I'm not sure that anyone really knows the correct balance between promoting a message and political success. I sure don't, but I try to go with my gut.

"When I say liberty I do not simply mean what is referred to as 'free enterprise.' I mean liberty of the individual to think his own thoughts and live his own life as he desires to think and to live..." - Robert A. Taft