I find it entirely irrational and self-deceptive to think that Ron-Paulians are going to take over the GOP or even have any significant impact.
When Ron Paul theoretically had a shot at the GOP nomination I was right in there with many many other people promoting him and donating money.
That time has now passed. You have seen how the GOP and its allies shut him out and laughed at him.
Sure, we earned some pretty 2nd place finishes in a few small states. So what? Second place is entirely worthless.
We will not change the GOP from within! Any space we gain will come with soul-corrupting compromises. In the end you will be doing the dirty work of the people we are fighting against and under the RP banner. It will make a mockery of everything we have fought for.
The Libertarian Party is the most liberty-oriented party around. I’m going with them. I don’t care if I am the only person voting LP in the whole universe – at least I will be right and not a compromiser of basic values. I don’t care if third parties are “marginalized” – at least I will not have marginalized my own primary principles.