Rand Paul, who has gone out of his way to cozy up to establishment Republicans and spout various statist nonsense, before he found out it got him nowhere electorally, is now trying to coral the herd back into the barn.
Speaking hypocritically, Rand blasts other candidates for not being true heirs of liberty, and claims he is the ‘rightful heir’ to the liberty vote. Rand Paul, in other words, expects voters to have the memory of a gold fish. Plenty can be looked up about things Rand has said, and the ways in which he deviated from the liberty position. Now his mealy mouth is spouting what superficially seems like the right things to say.
The article notes that Matt Welch and Jacob Sullum have pointed out that Ted Cruz is a flip flopper. But the problem is that this is stated in an article about Rand Paul, himself not any more reliable about the positions he takes. So what makes Cruz worse than Rand? We’re talking about a guy who was/is about as cozy to Mitch McConnell as a man can be, and endorsed him over a much more libertarian candidate.