“Hes trying to bridge the (perhaps) unbridgeable gap between libertarians and traditional-values conservatives.”
Reagan did it.
Bush destroyed that coalition with his spending spree and now Rand Paul is trying to piece it back together.
Maybe. The challenges are greater now, though. It seems those who are opposed to traditional values cannot take us to hell fast enough.
It seems so easy on the surface: liberty for all but choose the moral path. For the individual, yes. But I’m thinking in terms of a candidacy. The libertarians will despise him if he favors legislation based on morals, and the traditional-values people will hate him if he doesn’t. I’m thinking politically here.