Could the first family of libertarianism be adding yet another name to its increasingly Kennedyesque dynasty of freedom fighters? Ron Paul’s other son, Robert Paul, is considering launching a campaign to join Rand in the U.S. Senate, come 2012. He’s begun making some speaking arrangements and has been talking to the press about the possibility. Robert Paul already has an impressive Facebook following: over 2000 individuals “like” the idea of Robert Paul for Senate, and that number is quickly growing.
What do you think? Love them or hate them, libertarians seem to have become a permanent “fourth leg” of sorts to the Republican stool, showing no signs of going away. And the GOP’s sizable Tea Party contingent–while not explicitly libertarian–is heavily influenced by proto-libertarian philosophers like Hayek and Bastiat. Would it be a bad thing if Texans chose a libertarian to represent them in the Senate?