Of zijn opvolger meer goeds brengt, is een groot vraagteken. Zowel Obama als McCain zijn “Big Government” figuren. Een groot verschil zou Ron Paul kunnen maken.
Murray Rothbard zei al in 1960:
“Why don’t you get out… breathe the clean air of freedom, and then take your stand, proudly and squarely, not with the despotism of the power elite and the government of the United States, but with the rising movement in opposition to that government? Then you will be libertarians indeed, in act as well as in theory. What hangover, what remnant of devotion to the monster State, is holding you back? Come join us, come realize that to break once and for all with statism is to break once and for all with the [Buckleyite] right-wing. We stand ready to welcome you.”