In this episode of the Lions of Liberty Podcast, host Marc Clair welcomes back resident Rand Paul analyst Brian McWilliams for another edition of “Rand Pauluses and Minuses!”, where they take a look at the comings and goings of the quasi-libertarian Presidential candidate. Brian and Marc discuss how several key Rand Paul donors and supporters are speaking up in one way or another in order to push him towards being more outward with libertarian values. They look at statements from the Rand Paul campaign regarding their recently reported fundraising numbers, and try to make sense of the outdated polling system and it's overvaluation as a measure for participation in political debates. Marc vents (who'd a thunk?) about frustrations felt by many Ron Paul supporters in 2012 when they saw their donations to the campaign diverted to Campaign for Liberty shortly after Jesse Benton pleaded for more funding to continue the Presidential campaign. They then ponder how long Rand Paul will stay in the Presidential race, and a possible dilemma which could see him facing a choice between a struggling Presidential campaign and a Senate seat. Lastly, Marc and Brian touch on the the quasi-endorsement of Rand Paul by new Daily Show host Trevor Noah, and whether it will help Rand's political prospects in any way.
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