Ron Paul's Goldwater Moment
Justin Raimondo has an excellent column discussing the influence Ron Paul's principled ideas will have in the campaign for President. The fact is that no matter who ultimately prevails in the election, the Republican Party must embrace a more modest foreign policy, fiscal restraint, and respect for the Constitution.
The Bush years have transformed the Party into the political party that is dedicated to making government bigger. Libertarians are starting to vote for Democrats more often simply because they are not Republicans and absent Ron Paul, there is very little to appeal to libertarians among the Republicans.