Skip to comments.Losing Libertarians
Posted on 11/07/2006 7:01:57 AM PST by libertylovinactivist
Take a look at independent voters. There are more of them than before, especially in the West. More than 25 percent of Arizona voters now register as independent or third-party voters. And according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll, they've shifted sharply toward the Democrats in this fall's elections.
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And yet despite all their bellicose angst and relentless self promotion, they STILL have yet to elect even ONE person to ANY office ANY where.
What Libertarian is voting for Dems? Get serious.
It's either Republicans (in my case this year), Libertarians, or stay home.
Libertarians or just dopers?
But I think the point of the article was that they are stealing away votes from Republicans. Voting Libertarian is seen by some as a protest vote.
IMHO, it will take a major uprising against existing politicians to bring a third party into strength to start winning things....but that day may come.
Despite all the negative talk about conservative christians, it looks to me like the libertarian wing of the party is a lot more likely to undo the GOP.
I just returned from a monetary conference at Hillsdale with a lot of Libertarians, and they really are angry people. I don't even want to read "Reason" mag any more. They are completely detached from reality when it comes to national security because . . . SURPRISE . . . they don't approve of nations!
If you don't want 'em, let 'em go.
Humm. Seems to me that a Libertarian who votes for a Democrat over a Republican isn't a Libertarian; theyre a moron.
And the big-spending, internationalist, pro-illegal immigrant Republican party, in conjunction with the big spending, internationalist, pro-illegal immigrant Democrat party seem to working together to change that
Conservative libertarians (me) IMHO are looking to conserve freedoms and do not understand GOP big government spending and legislation such as senior prescription drugs, NCLB, CAFTA, immigration issues, Dubai Ports ... but, most of all, we abhor not committing fully the will to win in foreign entanglements. Voting write-in or not voting at all is a way to send a message to the president that we're angry.
The Libertarian is voting Libertarian. I can see no reason for a Libertarian to vote for a Democrat.
(Opinion) Libertarians are much more toward anarchy than other conservatives, Christian or otherwise.
Agreed. How you can be a pro-self defense, pro-capitalism, pro-property Rights, pro-individualism libertarian and vote for a socialist Dem is completely beyond me.
Or course, how you can be a pro-self defense, pro-capitalism, pro-property Rights, pro-individualism libertarian and vote for a RINO socialist is entirely beyond me as well but folks like McCain and Specter keep getting nominated by the GOP.
I'm not a Libertarian and I'm not advocating voting Libertarian...my point is really just that both parties, for as much as they pretend they are diametric opposites, offer voters no real choice. I will vote Republican because I want the tax cuts extended...that's it. And it becomes harder every year to convince myself that my vote for Tweedle-Dee or Tweedle-Dum makes any real difference
Actually it does happen. I'm listening to a Delaware radio talk show, and a candidate for one of the legislative offices, who is running as an independent/libertarian was just on talking about how he is looking forward to a democrat controlled congress and State House of Representatives.
I've known the guy for years, so I know he is speaking the truth. he is also campaign manager for a candidate that is running as an independent because she lost the Dem primary for the lone congressional seat.
Say hello to the democrats with your vote. All the things you don't like about the republicans will be 10 fold worse with democrats, but you are so smart that you outsmarted yourself with your vote. Lot's of people did the same thing when they voted for Ross Perot, and we got the democrat Clinton.
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