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Screen Shot 2014-10-09 at 2.18.22 PMFormer Ron Paul political campaign assistant Don Rasmussen‘s new column at the Daily Caller is called, “The Ron Problem: Rand Paul Must Publicly Denounce His Father To Win The GOP Nomination.” Rasmussen argues that some of Paul’s more fringe associations will have to be combated by the younger Paul. This episode of the Freedom Report podcast asks Rasmussen what kind of tactics a Rand Paul 2016 campaign might need if they’re going to win the Republican nomination.

Will the lunatic fringe of the liberty movement find a way to deep six Rand Paul? Or will the silent majority of reasonable liberty loving activists prevail? All that and more on the Freedom Report podcast.



About The Author

Austin Petersen

Austin Petersen is the founder of The Libertarian Republic, as well as the CEO of Stonegait LLC. Formerly an Associate Producer for Judge Andrew Napolitano's show "Freedom Watch", on the Fox Business Network. Austin was referred to by the Judge as "The right side of my brain". He built Judge Napolitano's social networks with over 700,000 fans and millions of clicks a month. Austin graduated from Missouri State University. He has written and produced award winning plays and videos, and previously worked for the Libertarian National Committee and the Atlas Economic Research Foundation.

8 Responses

  1. Jason

    If Rand denounces his dad, I’m going to denounce him and the GOP. He’ll have fully turned to the dark side and shown himself to be evil. There is nothing extreme or unreasonable about Ron Paul’s positions.

  2. Jason

    I also find it highly hypocritical for Austin to badmouth Ron Paul for going on The Alex Jones show when he has a sound clip of Alex Jones in his intro!

  3. Rework Oh Ryan

    Well, that would be a nail in his coffin. Romney denounced Ron Paul’s positions, as well.

  4. Schlomo Weinberger

    Ron Paul’s “Lunatic fringe” positions like Ending the Fed and Ending the Wars and preserving what’s left of the Constitution?

  5. vongoh


    I think what people that know better, like about Rand — is that they * know* he is like his Dad – that he can be trusted to be solid on the Constitution, Bill of RIghts and the Republic … without any of the baggage that came from 30 years of his Dad standing up to a criminal DC class and a delusional and disconnected US population.

    Propaganda ruined the public image of Ron Paul for many people, but privately a lot of those same people agreed with Ron on at least 75% of what he stands for and still do. Those people simply need somebody they can vote for and support publicly without being afraid of being labeled some kind of outcast “thinker” (sad, but true).

  6. Ross Trent

    Getting real tired of your shit, Austin. The liberty movement wouldn’t even exist if it was for Ron Paul, and you wouldn’t have a job.

  7. Zero_NzYme

    Don’t know where this comes from. I’m actually FOR Rand BECAUSE he’s like his father on certain issues!