The elephant in the room is the libertarian. With him out of the mix, the Republican would be winning handily. We had some libertarians spoil some races last year too. Sadly I think it’s only going to get worse. Libertarians are poised to hand most of the country over to the Democrats by spoiling these races. The libertarian should try to win in the Republican primary and if they don’t, stay out of the race because they clearly won’t be able to win in the general if they can’t win a primary against just one of the candidates.
Yes...3rd parties ruin a lot of races.
It’s ridiculous that for all the Libertarians who rant about Ron Paul, they won’t leave Sarvis after Paul endorsed Ken.
I think the support for Sarvis will collapse. It is weak support and there is no reason outside of stupidity to vote Sarvis who can’t win if you believe in limited constitutional government which Ken has a clear record on.
Ken being endorsed by Ron Paul and Rand Paul is helping a lot. I can understand protest votes when its too big government types but this race has two candidates who couldn’t be more different. We have an extreme leftwing big money Democrat who supports gun control, supports partial birth abortion, supports Obamacare, supports killing coal, and supports spending tax payers money till the state surplus is no more.
I would hope if there are some GOP voters among them that they would come to their senses on election day.
Sarvis needs to bow out...and, hopefully, endorse Cooch.
>> The elephant in the room is the libertarian.
Really? Was that true in 2012?
Third parties don't win but can be spoilers.
Libertarians - we stand for nothing and fall for every thing.
Not necessarily. Many of these voters would stay home and not vote for Rep or Dem. This idea of third parties drawing votes from the Reps and Dems is overblown. The very fact that there is a third party candidate or even more fringe parties is an indication of people being disaffected from the main parties.
Maybe if the GOP backed up their small government, individual liberty rhetoric with real action instead of supporting the erosion of both of these things then people who value those things wouldn't go shopping for another place to vote. It's not just stoners who are voting Libertarian.