Just saw this post and discussion among my left-libertarian former colleagues, now adversaries. I’m not a Rand Paul fan, and I supported his father mostly because he takes a more or less straight Rothbardian line on foreign policy (i.e. to the left of Chomsky). Rand seems to be more of a professional politician type, and compromises more on the big issues. I’m against running for federal offices anyway, unless it’s done for the purpose of agitating for secession by regions and localities (e.g. the positions of Larry Kilgore, the RPN, or the Quebecois Bloc).
But what I found most interesting was the amount of attention given in the comments section to sit-in protests against segregated lunch counters in the 1960s. As if that’s something anarchists in 21st century America need to be worried about.