Last week, the Conservative Political Action Convention (CPAC) ended with Senator Rand Paul winning the straw poll as their most desired presidential nominee. However, that fact alone, speaks volumes regarding the makeup of this annual meeting. By voting for Paul, CPAC shows that it is extremely conservative; almost as libertarian as Paul himself and, libertarian philosophies have been soundly rejected in the past. For example, the Libertarian Party -- in Presidential, Senatorial, or House elections -- have generally received less than 1% of the votes.
In my opinion, CPAC is a worthless exercise because its views are out of step with greater America. I may be wrong but, my guess is Rand Paul will never be President; even if he, somehow, gets the nomination.
Conservative Political Action Conference - Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conservative_Political_Action_Conference
CPAC straw poll: Rand Paul wins, Scott Walker surging: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/feb/28/cpac-straw-poll-rand-paul-wins-scott-walker-surgin/
Rand Paul: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rand_Paul
Libertarianism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libertarianism
Libertarian Party: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libertarian_Party_%28United_States%29
Rand Paul's Long History Of Controversial Views: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/06/22/rand-pauls-long-history-o_n_621071.html