"For the first time in decades, many (though certainly not all) Republicans feel that their party’s path to success needs to come if not into, then at least damn-near close to, the libertarian camp, bringing with it the spoils of electoral success as well as a noticeable shift in domestic and foreign policy. This kind of partnership would, overall, mark a considerable improvement in both the popularity and appeal of the Republican Party. And with the annual CPAC gathering beginning today, I celebrate the possibility of a future partnership by noting what a strong libertarian influence — especially by certain prominent libertarian-leaning Republicans — could do for the party as a whole." - PolicyMic pundit Jacob Shmukler