Continuing to infiltrate the GOP with a strong freedom contingent is the best way forward among the available options. I realize that Romney is probably not likely to end up with Sen. Paul on his ticket, anyway. But so what? That just means you got into a tizzy for a day because of a (qualified) endorsement you didn’t like. But all that will be washed away in the unceasing tide of new events.
So what should Ron Paul revolutionaries do? I suggest watching and waiting patiently. Redirect energies to state and local races in other districts. Figure out ways to transform the GOP into the GRP over the long term. Become incrementalists. Forget about errant concerns about selling out or being unprincipled. You can take your principles into the thicket of electoral politics and keep them. Ron Paul proved that. But you’ll only be successful if you’re bound by the determination to go in together. Unfortunately, that may mean making unsavory alliances. In order to infiltrate that great power nexus without setting off its immune response, you’ve got to be prepared to be strategic-minded gentlemen (and women). Look for the adjacent possible. And accept that you can’t spell rLOVEution without evolution.
Max Borders is author of the forthcoming book “Superwealth: Why we should stop worrying about the gap between rich and poor.”