Gary Johnson on Rand Paul’s Changing Positions: He’s ‘Having to Pander to the Right’
JOHNSON: "Rand Paul is engaged right now in trying to get the Republican nomination so that involves having to pander, if you will, to the right. And these are issues that are really important to the right. Republicans are all about a balanced budget, all about cutting spending, but not when it comes to the military. You know, it just doesn't fit ...
He's probably not the only one guilty of that when it comes to Republicans trying to get the nomination. Republicans that are trying to get the nomination for president really have to cater to the right. And so when it comes to libertarian ideas, you know, the areas where he's crossed ways is marriage equality, woman's right to choose, building a fence across the border. I think that that's really crossways with libertarian ideas, militarian intervention. Let's stop with the military interventions, let's balance the federal budget and that does mean cutting the military.
So there are number of areas where he's crossways with military ideas, beliefs, but he is out there trying to get the nomination from the Republican party and this is what that involves."