...when you say that Libertarian-types like Rand Paul will be the death of the GOP-ey Party.
The dopey-gopes (or is it gopey-dopes?) have killed themselves, DEAD, by signing on to the ideals of Big Government. Peter King, R-NY, is one of those dopes. Rand Paul is one of those small-government types who might yet pull the GOP out of it's grave, but it will take work.
The Big-L folks have some reality checks to pass before they gain more than their best-ever 5% share of the electorate.
I don't consider myself a Libertarian, because I have never reconciled my personal political philosophy with the Big-L idea that a Stoner Nation can prosper, an idea which I consider utter bullshit. The Big-L libertarians, of course, believe that any drug or substance of recreational use ought to be legalized. These folks flunk the History test, ignoring the realization that the USSR failed largely because it's labor force couldn't produce, and the labor force failed to produce largely because of the State's insistence on subsidizing most of the cost of Vodka so that the labor force could stay hosed and thereby inactive politically. That way, there was little likelihood of an effective political force arising to challenge the hegemony of the Stalinist Commies.
That issue, and a couple of others such as the Big-L insistence that US military force should never be projected beyond our borders, or the removal from Government of almost ALL policing authority, just don't jive with reality.
Peter King doesn't jive with reality either. Edward Snowden is just a geeky kid without much world-view, but he DID strike a mighty blow for individual freedom with his release of the proof that all our electronic media is recorded by the NSA for whatever secret use they want to put the metadata to via the "blessing" of the Star-Chamber FISA Court. To say that Snowden is the biggest Government-wrecker of our time is so overblown as a political position that it puts King himself in a very bad light. King's lack of ability to differentiate out the good in an action makes HIS world-view suspect in my mind.
Peter King ought to take the money his is wasting exploring a Presidential run for 2016 and give it to Jews for Preservation of Firearms Ownership, so as to demonstrate that he is not TOTALLY against the Second Amendment. His support of New York's un-Constitutional gun laws, by itself, is a knock on him that would destroy any of his Presidential aspirations before he ever got started.