Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and CPAC: Is it Libertarians' Moment to Shine?

"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

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