Business Insider caught up with Jesse Benton, Ron Paul's 2012 campaign manager, to figure out how a committed activist could possibly join the staff of one of the most powerful members of the Republican establishment.
The article's most compelling passage involves Benton's answer to a doozy of a question from interviewing reporter Grace Wyler: "How does the Ron Paul activist side of you reconcile working for someone who has supported a lot of legislation that the Liberty Movement has opposed?"
I look at Sen. McConnell as someone who fills a very different role than some of the other people that I have worked for. Sen. McConnell has to build consensus and bring people together. Sen. McConnell has a very, very difficult job up in Washington. If he's the Leader, he's going to have to pass a budget next year and he's going to have to bring together Rand Paul on one side, and Susan on the other. That's a tremendously difficult job and it requires a tremendous amount of statesmanship and leadership. Sen. McConnell is the kind of person who can bring people together, even when they disagree on some issues, find common ground and work for real solutions.
Tea Partiers and the Ron Paul Revolution people will undoubtedly be thrilled to hear such sentiment.