Bell Curve The Law Talking Guy Raised by Republicans U.S. West
Well, he's kind of had it in for me ever since I accidentally ran over his dog. Actually, replace "accidentally" with "repeatedly," and replace "dog" with "son."

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Gravel Goes Libertarian

Mike Gravel has joined the Libertarian Party and is now running for their nomination. Not that anyone ever cared... But perhaps now CNN and other sites reporting on the Democratic Presidential nomination contest will no longer feel any sense of journalistic obligation to show pictures of Mr. Also Ran next to Obama's and Clinton's.


History Buff said...

I wonder when Ron Paul is going to throw in his hat?

Dr. Strangelove said...

I had not thought about that... It would be a first to have not just one but two Libertarian party candidates who have actually appeared on nationally televised debates (albeit for other parties).

Nader has said NO to the Greens, but I think he's running on his own again as in 2004.

Raised By Republicans said...

I think Ron Paul has ruled out running as a Libertarian.

His political positions are not really a good fit with the Libertarians anyway - we discussed that on this blog a few weeks ago.

His social conservativism - homophobia, ban on stem cell research etc - are standard positions for Republicans of the Religious Right faction but have easy justifications with libertarian principals.

Raised By Republicans said...

I meant to say that many of Ron Paul's positions DON'T have easy justifications with libertarian principals.

Dr. Strangelove said...

Yup. I was going to say something, but I figured it had to be a typo. Funny how that happens sometimes though... There have been maybe a half-dozen posts where I have omitted that crucial "not".

(Oh, and the principal is your pal.)

The Law Talking Guy said...
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The Law Talking Guy said...

Former GA Congressman Bob Barr is now considering a run for the Libertarian nomination. I suspect that Ron Paul may yet give it a try. It seems like there may be more interest in the Libertarians now, which would be terrific, particlarly out in the western states. A strong libertarian showing (5% or so) would almost guarantee Dems win Nevada, New Mexico, and Colorado. Those 20votes are the equivalent of Ohio.