Skip to comments.AND THE WINNER OF THE THIRD PARTY COMPETITION WAS ...
Posted on 11/04/2004 8:54:19 AM PST by NotchJohnson
AND THE WINNER OF THE THIRD PARTY COMPETITION WAS ...
The Libertarian Party.
Throughout the election the media fed us information about Ralph Nader. Ralph this. Ralph that. You hardly knew that the Libertarians were in the race. The results now show that the Michael Badnarik, the Libertarian candidate, received more votes than Nader.
I wonder how the Libertarians would have done if their candidate was willing to protect America from Islamic terrorists?
How did Peroutka do? Did he, at least, beat Nader?
The libertarian OPEN BORDERS idea scares me
"You hardly knew that the Libertarians were in the race."
That was all we really needed to read.
No third party got enough support to move the debate in their direction.
I believe Libertarian position is give me back my tax money and leave the Constitution alone.
Pretty hard to fund military or defend the Patiot act in that light. But maybe I don't know what they really stand for
Probably quite a bit better. Up here (VT) since I don't vote Dem my vote is always just a "protest vote", so I sometimes vote Libertarian as that's how I lean (though I don't agree with some of their platform). But this time I voted Bush because of the terrorism issue.
It bothers me too, but if welfare, and "free" education and health care went away, as the libertarians propose, essentially all of the illegals would stop coming. And many who are here might leave.
Boortz has got to be depressed this week.
Libertarian beliefs were rejected all over the nation on Tuesday.
Gay Marriage shot down in 11 states and the rest of the country overwhelmingly voting not just on the war or economic beliefs, but social conservative.
I saw about 3 ads for the Libertarian candidate here in West Virginia. I wasn't following him too closely as I had made my mind up to vote for Bush.
The Libertarians make sense on economic issues and most social issues. I cannot vote for a party which seems to be as gutless as the Dems when it comes to war and terror.
This libertarian is thrilled by the pro-gun consequences of the election.
Not if we get rid of unconstitutional social programs, like the various quasi-military "wars" that the Fedgov wages
on behalf of against the American people (poverty, drugs, etc.).
Hell, we can dream, can't we?
Even Boortz supported Dubya from what I heard.
You don't see Republicans going to court to keep these candidates off all the state ballots, or smearing them and calling them traitors. What a difference. How would the Dems have handled someone like Perot...pulling in 19%!!
I often consider myself a libertarian on some issues, like taxation, states rights, and size of government. But it usually ends there.
I wouldn't say that a ban on gay marriage was a defeat of Libertarianism. Many libertarians (at least myself), believe partial birth abortion is wrong because a baby has rights. I would say that gay marriage is just as well defeated since it opposes one of the cultural norms that is set in concrete and defined by civiliations throughout the centuries. Now if there was a ban on 7 people living together, that would be stupid.
I hope Bush will actually CUT government.
The margin of victory between Hoeffel and Specter was almost the same number as Constitution party Jim Clymer's and much smaller LP candidate votes. IF Toomey had been selected, PA might have delivered for Bush. Instead Specter ran "Kerry and Specter for Working Families" lawn signs.
> I hope Bush will actually CUT government
Never gonna happen. Both sides want big gov't right now. The left for social programs, the right to defend America.
Pretty hard to fund military or defend the Patiot act in that light.
The military still gets funded if you leave the Constitution alone, because national defense is a Constitutional mandate. As for defending the Patriot Act, the Libertarians excoriate it, as Republicans should, too.
Yea for us Pro-gun people!!!!!
I was just tickled to death about this. Without the gun issue, I am guessing that Kerry would have won.