Real conservatives in the Republican Party are pretty much independents, they know they cannot expect any help from the GOPe and the Republican apparatus.
Rand Paul can certainly support Cuccinelli, but I wish he would support Matt Bevin in Kentucky.
Instead Rand has endorsed Mitch McConnell for re-election next year.
That diminishes him in my eyes.
More than that. The budget situation proved that the Whigs will actively attack conservatives and work with Democrats.
What conservative in their right mind would vote for a party that attacks the very things a conservative believes?
Look for a teaming up of conservatives and libertarians to elect Cuccinelli.