Skip to comments.Ron Paul Backs Cuccinelli, Snubs Libertarian Sarvis
Posted on 10/13/2013 8:08:21 AM PDT by Maelstorm
Ron Paul has endorsed Republican Ken Cuccinelli for Virginia governor, turning away from Libertarian Robert Sarvis, who many feel could bleed away GOP votes.
Paul, a former Republican Texas congressman with libertarian leanings who ran for the presidency three times, did not mention Sarvis in his letter supporting Cuccinelli, reports Politico. Instead, he praised Cuccinelli as someone who will "stand up to the politicians of both parties in Washington."
Polls show Cuccinelli trailing Democrat Terry McAuliffe, however the GOP candidate questioned the survey which showed the biggest gap nine points behind his opponent.
Sarvis is seen as a potential spoiler who could take votes from the Republican state attorney general, who in the past has spoken out against gay marriage and abortion. However Paul remains popular among libertarians, so his endorsement could lead some back to the Cuccinelli side.
But Paul said Cuccinelli stands for many of the same views libertarians hold.
"Ken Cuccinelli has always stood for smaller government and limited government," wrote Paul in an open letter. "He has consistently and unapologetically worked with the Liberty movement in Virginia. His stand against Obamacare shows he is willing to stand up to Washingtons continued abuses on our individual liberties."
And Paul quoted libertarian activist Donna Holt, who called Cuccinelli "the most pro-liberty legislator and attorney general we have ever had in Virginia."
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As a Virginian I am supporting Ken Cuccinelli for Virginia governor. I pray Ron Paul’s endorsement helps!!!!!!!!!!
For 20 years 3rd Party candidates have been the Dem’s key to power.
Don’t give me crap about Rino’s, as this alliance has accelerated the downward spiral of this country.
Ken is NOT a RINO.
Watch, as Terry establishes himself as Hillary’s primary springboard.
YEP...what YOU said....and Ron Paul is being honest...
I have recently wondered if the Libertarian that always crops up in high profile races, was a plant. There was a relatively safe Congressional race, centered in Paradise Valley, that was lost to Kyrsten Sinema (the first proudly bisexual Rep in Congress!) due to the Libertarian siphoning votes from a good Conservative, Vernon Parker. Vernon Parker, a Black Conservative who is a former mayor of Paradise Valley, AZ, would have won the seat if the Libertarian hadn’t taken 10,000 votes from him. Conservatives/Libertarians shooting themselves in the foot.
“Snubs”? Libertarians are fake candidates, sometimes plants by Democrats, always nutjob spoilers who put RATs in office despite agreeing with the GOP candidate 90% of the time. Thank you Ron Paul!
Liberaltarians have more in common with RATS than they do with conservatives.
I’m with you-—at this point I’ll take the help we can get, including that of nutty Ron. McAuliffe as governor of Virginia is unthinkable.
I have to wonder the same thing as of late. I’m not positive if he was Libertarian or simply something else, but he jumped into the race last-minute in then-CD8 in southern AZ. The guy siphoned off just enough votes so that after a week of counting/recounting, and finding “missing” ballots, hard-core leftist dupe and Sinema BFF Gabby Giffords ended up “winning.”
Libertarians pop up in races where the GOP nominates RINOs. Cuccinelli is not the normal VAGOP candidate - people like McDonnell and George Allen (both corrupt to the core) are. Their popularity is almost entirely a function of the GOP refusal to represent its own base.
This is no surprise. Sarvis is a left wing libertarian: pro-choice, pro-gay marriage.
Ron Paul is pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, and so is Cuccinelli.
I do not buy the story line that 3rd parties take votes from anyone.
Each voter needs to decide who they will support and vote for.
Each candidate needs to find a way to clearly advance who they are and how they will vote once elected.
If Republican candidates are unable to attract a wining majority of voters on election day, it is their own fault.
Believing in Personal Liberties vs. what the Libertarian Party platform is, is totally different and the LP and Gary Johnson were total radicals, bad for this nation.
Ross Perot ring a bell?
Send in the Clowns.
Send in the Clones.
Ross Perot received a bunch of votes. Remind me - Who did he run against?
Oh, wait, Read my Lips, No New Taxes
Constitution Party and a few others are okay, as their platform stands now, I’d not vote for the Libertarian Party though, without referencing it right off, they stood for gay marriage, pro-choice and open borders.
When is Cuccinelli going to start campaigning?