A few of my favorite philosophers and economists. pic.twitter.com/xqyu5hgQCm— Dr. Rand Paul (@RandPaul) January 22, 2016
But never forget, he scrubbed this book list from his website.
Rand also has discovered he has a father, who happens to be respected by the youth and by many voters.
Rand issued a statement today that included this:
Rand Paul will host the 'Revolution Continues Rally' at the University of Iowa on Sunday, January 31, 2016. Rand Paul will be joined by special guest Ron Paul, and together they will focus on energizing the youthful base by discussing the importance of protecting the entire Bill of Rights and being boldly for conservative ideals that limit the powers of the Washington Machine.Just remember, it is desperation that is causing Rand to bring his father into the campaign just days before the Iowa caucus.
I had lunch today with a senior official of a major libertarian organization, who I would not classify as unsympathetic to Rand. Because of his position, he has a very good pulse on how people are discovering libertarianism.
He told me the first major wave of libertarianism was as a result of Ayn Rand,
A second wave developed with the presidential campaigns of Ron Paul.
He then said, "Rand Paul hasn't driven anyone toward libertarianism."
"The only way people discover libertarianism these days is as a result of the internet, It's one by one," he said.
Thanks, Rand. You dropped the libertarian torch a long time ago tat your father was trying to hand you, Those of us that are long time libertarians have no use for your last minute desperation antics.
If you really think it made sense to cozy up to Mitch McConnell and Al Sharpton, why don't you ask them to campaign with you this week in Iowa and then in New Hampshire?
You are the Big Tent guy, why don't you ask them to join you? And, oh yeah,what about your other buddies summer 2015 pals, Rupert Murdoch and Sarah Palin. I'm sure they are just waiting for your call.