He has done absolutely zero for the libertarian cause and things would have gotten even worse if is campaign showed any signs of strength at all.
McKay Coppins writes in his new book, The Wilderness: Deep Inside the Republican Party's Combative, Contentious, Chaotic Quest to Take Back the White House, that ideas were being discussed by Rand's operatives that Rand would have to "ruthlessly repudiate his dad."
Already, some in Rand's orbit were discussing how they might manufacture a "Sister Souljah moment" for the senator---politico-speak that referred to the well-known incident in 1992 when Bill Clinton sharply denounced a controversial rapper to signal his break with the Far Left. Though no one brought it up with Rand becasue they knew how personally he took the politics of the paternal, some of his team believed there would come a moment in 2016--maybe in the primary, maybe in the general election--where he would have to publicly and ruthelessly repudiate his dad in order to win.Yes, that's the kind of advisors Rand has. And they were willing to reveal this stuff to Coppins!
Rand, meanwhile, surrounded himself with political pros whose explicit mission was to save the senator from following his father's footsteps...Inside Rand's circle, the senator's father was treated like a kook who needed to be carefully handled...
Of course, to achieve...mainstream influence, Rand had to create some political distance between himself and his dad's world--fire a family friend here, scrub his website of a libertarian reading list there.Rand's "pros" only wish Rand was putting up the poll numbers that Rand's father was putting up in 2012.
Based on the horrific stuff in this book, Rand should fire them all, never mind the yamahlaya campaign they have run.