For some of us, Rand Paul has never been a principled libertarian. We consider him an opportunist working under the cover of some libertarian positions. But things are changing fast, and more forgiving libertarians are going to have to take a second look.
Rand's meeting with Rupert Murdoch and Roger Ailes is deeply disturbing. Note well the report from Politico on the meeting. It's not as if Rand showed up at News Corp and was put in a conference room and Murdoch and Ailes passed by to say, "Hi."
Politico reports that Murdoch and Ailes both met with Rand separately. You do not get to spend time with Murdoch unless it is serious. Murdoch and Ailes are vetting him as a potential FOX sponsored presidential candidate and that means Rand will have to play by Murdoch rules, not the other way around.
Watch this closely, the closer Rand gets to Murdoch and Ailes, the more all libertarians, who haven't dismissed Rand yet, are going to have to do some deep soul searching.