Bill Irwin, a philosophy professor at Kings College and author of “The Free Market Existentialist: Capitalism without Consumerism,” said that, as a libertarian, he is actually glad to see the decline of Rand’s campaign.
“Rand Paul’s failure is a good thing because he is not a real libertarian,” Irwin told TheBlaze. “Whoever is elected president will be a colossal disappointment in many ways and will spur the growth of the libertarian movement.”
Irwin said that Rand would make enough big government compromises as president, which would allow the right and the left to claim libertarianism had failed, when it had not really been tried.
“He has compromised with Republicans in ways his father never would have,” Irwin said. “I understand the strategy, but it’s a bad strategy. When you try to please everyone you end up pleasing no one.”