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Cato's Boaz: 'Libertarian Conservative' Rand Paul Crosses Party Lines

•, By Sean Piccoli

"I would point out that he's never said he's a libertarian," Boaz, executive vice president of the Cato Institute, told "MidPoint" host Ed Berliner on Newsmax TV Tuesday, shortly after Paul declared himself a Republican candidate for president.

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"He calls himself 'libertarian-ish' or a 'libertarian conservative,' " said Boaz, "but he has enough libertarian views that yes, American libertarians, including me, are glad to see him running and glad to see the American people are going to be offered this choice that cuts across party lines, cuts across liberal-conservative lines, and can appeal to a lot of people."

Boaz, author of "The Libertarian Mind: A Manifesto for Freedom", said the philosophy of personal freedom and limited government he espouses is one that Republicans support — partially.