"Stay the course."
--Gabriel Martin (The Patriot)
Rand Paul digs his heels deeper w.r.t. the Obamacare 'replacement.' The Establishment is working on co-opting other senate holdouts here and there and is predictably painting Paul as an island--a selfish island of an individual who would rather see 'the country' suffer under the ACA than compromise on some kind of replacement socialized medicine program.
For principled people, however, those principles are not open to compromise. Paul knows that the best (only) chance of ACA repeal is if he stays the course.