Ron Paul's name has become associated with racism once again. The response may just determine the viability of libertarianism as a philosophy and its implications for the Republican Party.
It was a minor event and the White House may have just made it a major one. And it revealed its obstinacy and fearfulness in the process.
The GOP will try to appeal to non-white, younger voters, but it may be too late for it to reverse course. Maybe it shouldn't have sold itself to Fox News, Evangelicals, and the Tea Party.
There's roughly a 0% chance that it will work ... which is exactly why we need it.