Rand is not talking about "libertarian Republicans" by accident. You realize that has a meaning, right?
The libertarian wing of the party wants to drop talking about the culture and social issues, would be happy with massive defense cuts, would like to stop sending money to Israel, is not much interested in whether Iran builds nukes or not, would like to legalize all the illegal aliens in the country, etc.
Rand is trying to walk a tightrope right now, but he can't hold the mask forever. Personally I like him so far, but I suspect he is much more like his father than he lets on (and I think his Father is loon). When Rand says voters are ready for a "libertarian Republican", it means something - and it's not a something that traditional and social conservatives will probably like very much.
yes the libertarian wing wants to cut spending (foreign aid to all countries not just israel) because we have a 1 trillion deficit and a 16 trillion national debt, then you have big spending conservatives like Bush who ballooned the budget and spent money like a drunken sailor. I think America wants spending cut and the economy growing again
The RINO’s have been hustling social conservatives for the last 25 years lip servicing with their Pro-Life and Anti-Gay Marriage rhetoric.
They don’t intend to rock the boat anyway, they just stir up emotions while the liberals advance through courts and media their liberal social agenda.
The RINO’s fought the no-win Vietnam style war in Afghanistan for eight years until Obama picked up the torch and the conflict “drones” on.
As for “social conservatives” I can’t speak for all of them but my own view after seeing the “truth” about myself is that I need to worry more about changing myself than changing society.
I would support Rand Paul over RINO Rubio anytime.
When the Tea Party groups got started, it was really about two motivated groups of people getting into the meetings. First the RINO establishment, trying to keep the conservative grassroots in line, Second the Paul libertarians trying to get the Tea Party behind their ideas.
We either go RINO with Rubio or libertarian with Paul?????
In that scenario, I pick Paul.