The problem - politically - with libertarians is that they are too socially liberal to gain the support of conservatives and too fiscally conservative to gain the support of liberals. That's why Paul and other Libertarians get short shrift and always will. Their views are too atheistic for the mainstream of America because they allow for social evils like legalizing drugs and prostitution which are contradictory to Bible teachings. Simultaneously, these same Libertarians call for reduced spending, which sticks in the craw of Progressives. Would I - as an ultraconservative - vote for a Libertarian over a Liberal Democrat? Most likely. But over even a Moderate Republican? Probably not.