|Now Ted, how do you know that "Rand would be appalled" if "No one here can speak for Ayn Rand"? Hah, run rings around you logically, as they say...|
I think it's only natural to speculate about what she would've thought of the current slate of candidates. I do think, however, that people sometimes make the error of "projecting" their own views onto Rand, and thinking that's what she must've thought. I do it too - I think she'd be for Giuliani, but I'm not all that sure about it. She had a way of surprising people on occasion! As for Ron Paul, though, I think we can be quite certain she would not vote for him, if only because of his anti-abortion stance.
That said, it doesn't mean that nobody should vote for Ron Paul because Rand would'nt've. We all have to come up with our own reasons to vote for whoever we decide to vote for.