No one to blame for his dismal showing except himself. Pandering to the GOP establishment while simultaneously selling himself as rightful heir to the liberty vote and his father’s R3volution was a recipe for failure. He said he failed to “ignite the brushfires of liberty”, but should he really be surprised? The Neocon chicken hawks never liked him to begin with, his last name being ‘Paul’, and his attempt to court those same chicken hawks proved, in the eyes of many liberty activists, that Rand didn’t have the courage to stand for liberty on principle, and was too much of an opportunist for their taste.
Ron’s supporters went to barricades for him because he had the guts to stand alone.