With any luck, Paul the Younger will get around to realize his dad didn’t “lose” due to being “too extreme,” but simply due to being ahead of his time. That way Rand can stop trying to play nice with the un-nice, and get back to the projects that made the Pauls a household name to begin with: Ending the Fed, ending income taxes, ending interventionism for real, ending the various “wars on” freedom, ending most other abjectly unconstitutional nonsense the government is involved in, and by doing so taking steps to making America free again.
The “lesson” Rand learned: That he had to tone down his dad’s rhetoric to make headway, may have had some merit back in the Obama era. But by now, it’s doing more to make him appear wishy washy, and even a bit shifty, compared to the much clearer and less diluted freedom message espoused by his dad.
In reality, the Fed is a greater threat to Americans than ISIS. The war on drugs a greater threat than all the drug cartels combined. The runaway, debt funded and unchecked domestic military industrial complex, a greater threat than even the most thoroughly nuclear armed Kim imaginable. And income taxes an infinitely greater threat to US workers than every Mexican, Chinese and robotese combined could ever hope to be. Ron didn’t pull his punches, and got quite far, even in an era where “moderation” was hailed as a virtue. In the Trump/Sanders era, there is no reason why Rand should be more circumspect than his dad was.