A friend, who I consider to be a very keen observer of the libertarian “movement” emails:
Ron Paul ‘awoke’ millions, but the “liberty movement” is at least half full of half-ass pseudo-libertarian statists. I see so many of them that have little good to say about RP now. He failed in their eyes. It’s all about attaining the crown. So frustrating.
If there’s one thing that Ron Paul stressed, it’s that we’re engaged in a battle of ideas. The goal is to convince/teach people the ideas of liberty.