Senator Rand Paul, libertarian boy-wonder, endorsed Mitt Romney last night. And if you know anything about either of their philosophies, you would know how little sense this makes.
Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky endorsed Mitt Romney for president Thursday night, but he made clear he’d prefer someone else.
“My first choice had always been my father. I campaigned for him when I was 11-years-old. He’s still my first pick,” the tea party favorite told Fox News’ Sean Hannity. “But now that the nominating process is over, tonight I’m happy to announce that I’m going to be supporting Gov. Mitt Romney.”
Rand Paul is so libertarian he thinks the Civil Rights Act was a mistake and that it was some kind of gross overreach by the government. Mitt Romney, meanwhile, gave birth to the original ancestor of Obamacare, including the individual mandate. Mitt Romney personally persuaded the Democratic members of the Massachusetts state legislature to support the individual mandate.
There’s nothing even remotely libertarian about Mitt Romney other than some of the rhetoric he has recently adopted. And saying your first pick is Ron Paul, but Mitt Romney will do, proves that you stand for absolutely nothing.