Alexander McCobin to Introduce Sen. Rand Paul at CPAC
Students for Liberty have announced that their president, Alexander McCobin, will be introducing Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) this Thursday evening at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). You may recall McCobin as the young man who praised the American Conservative Union for including the LGBT conservative group GOProud at CPAC 2010. He was followed on stage by Ryan Sorba, then chairman of the California Young Americans for Freedom, who made a total fool of himself speaking out against GOProud’s inclusion. Let’s go to the video:
While McCobin’s role in introducing Sen. Paul at this year’s CPAC is encouraging, it’s also a sad reminder of what a difference two years can make. GOProud is being excluded from this year’s CPAC and Republican primary voters in Missouri today look poised to give former Senator Rick Santorum (R-Penn.) his first victory since the Iowa GOP caucuses in January. That Santorum has more in common with Sorba than he does with McCobin speaks volumes about how far libertarians still have to go to orient the GOP toward, as McCobin put it, “freedom, limited government, and prosperity.” Hopefully Republicans will catch up before they lose an entire generation of voters.