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Saturday, November 10, 2012

The GOP and the liberty movement: the party's future or our wishful thinking?

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  1. How many voters wrote in Ron Paul? I can think of at least three: blogger Mark Shea, and two of my favorite Boston-area bartenders (one, in her late 20s, "conservative," devoutly Catholic; the other, "liberal," probably agnostic, a 50-something lesbian). Not the groundswell one might be looking for, perhaps, but it is significant. I can't think of any other presidential election where I could name three people who opted to write in a candidate's name, let alone the name of the same candidate!

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    1. Hooray for Shea! You're describing a big tent/comprehensiveness/'broad church' I like, part of libertarianism's appeal to me. Despite original sin and concupiscence, with just a few principles (the golden rule/do no harm) we can all get along.

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  2. I was torn over doing a write in. I had planned on writing Calvin Coolidge, our only more or less libertarian president, on my ballot but settled for Gary Johnson.

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  3. Wishful thinking. Libertarianism is absolutely done. It has made ZERO headway other than among a few idealistic white people.

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