11-12-2016, 12:20 AM
I'm taking a wait-and-see position. The fact that Giuliani and Christie are opponents to liberty should cause concern, but Trump is a New Yorker and has (had?) property in Atlantic City. He's undoubtedly known those guys for a long time and has worked enough with them that there's some element of trust.
In my area, I have worked with "establishment" Republicans on several GOP activities where we have had common interests and have built good relationships. Unlike national politics, this is local and these folks are my neighbors. It's easier at this level. We agree to disagree on the Pauls and certain elements of libertarianism, but most of them supported me when I ran for chair. Had I won, I would have certainly sought their input on how the unit should be run. Understanding the opposition to a policy is helpful in crafting a message.
Since Trump isn't a libertarian, I'm not expecting anything libertarian out of him, but as a newbie to political life, it doesn't surprise me that he'd reach out to Rudy and Chris to get their input. So that's why I'm wait-and-see.