Principle isn't dead everywhere.
Southerners are downright feisty about their independence. There's a great sign at a park on the Alabama-Tennessee border which proclaims "We Dare Defend Our Rights!" Yet this rebellious streak doesn't seem to translate to independent candidates or third party challengers, who tend to fare poorly in Dixie.
"I am the only candidate who will fund time travel."
Losing unity and losing vision. Ultimately, losing significance.
Two years ago, the Times Magazine put on its cover a photocopied image of Rand Paul, accompanied by a provocative headline
Before everyone loses their mind with the usual knee-jerk reaction of "Sanders is a socialist," one must remember that progressives and libertarians actually share several of the same ideals -- our federal government needs to be drastically reformed in many areas.
Really, he's reaching out.
A Republican, Democrat, Green & Libertarian Walk into a Living Room: A Report from the Front-Lines in Iowa
In Iowa one week before the Presidential caucuses, we were far from the only group discussing politics that blustery night. From Sioux City to Davenport and everywhere in between, we Iowans have been bombarded with political billboards flanking our daily commute and dozens of ads in our physical and virtual mailboxes on any given day.
Liberals from other nations will continue to lobby Washington to advance their home countries' interests. No surprise there. But they shouldn't complain if American liberals choose priceless domestic peace and prosperity over costly international charity and conflict.
Paul raised hopes in the latest GOP debate that he was returning to his libertarian roots. Maybe not.