Q: Is Rand Paul a libertarian?
A: "They thought all along that they could call me a libertarian and hang that label around my neck like an albatross, but I'm not a libertarian." -- Rand Paul
Now, does that necessarily mean that Rand Paul isn't a libertarian?
It just means either that
- He's not a libertarian; or
- Nobody should believe anything he says, because he's a brazen liar.
In future analyses of the 2016 GOP presidential nomination contest, I will probably spill some (metaphorical) ink trying to help my readers figure out which of these is the case.