In preparation for a 2016 presidential run, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is courting evangelical leaders.
And we all know what that means! It's time to throw those hedonistic, libertine, drug-obsessed libertarians under the bus. The Washington Post reports on how that's going:
Just to hammer home what's been said already: Paul isn't a libertarian on drugs. He wants to keep everything illegal, but institute gentler penalties. That's not remotely libertarian. (Is it politically practical? Sure. So are farm subsidies.)
As for "traditional marriage," here's how Paul is selling his position to evangelicals:
"Win back the hearts and minds of people"? What does that even mean? That if we give the country enough time, a majority of voters will change their minds about extending equal protection to same-sex couples, and revoke it? And that would be a good thing?
Considering just how "radical" candidate Obama was, I can't help but wonder how Paul would be different from any other Republican president.
May 13, 2013