Friday, October 27, 2017

Another Reason Why The Libertarian Party Just Isn't Taken Seriously

They run candidates like these for office:

New York Post: NYC mayoral candidate once tried to hijack an airplane

Yes, it's true the Libertarian Party's symbol should be changed to a white circle on a red background. After all they have a snowballs chance in hell of winning even if they ran a credible candidate and when they even fail to vet or run credible candidates . . . .

Well, that low chance of winning is compounded and reinforced when the candidates they do run are simply not credible - either ex-mental patients with a history of hijacking an aircraft, or recently the episode when their Party Chairman decides to let it all hang out and run around naked on stage during the party's presidential convention. Yeah, that inspires confidence.

The image most people have of the Libertarian Party is that of a bunch of doctrinal college students hanging out in their parents' basements smoking weed, reading some Ayn Rand, and screeching "taxation is theft!" during a full moon.

Since you can push for legalizing marijuana with the Democratic party and tax cuts with the Republican Party it kinda makes their base of support rather thin.

Seriously, did no one think that running this guy was a bad idea and that somehow he wouldn't make the LP look even more of a joke and fundamentally unserious and incapable of winning an election than it is?

That's the Libertarian Party, having what should be the best political message - Freedom - and then consistently coupling it with the most inept and incompetent presentation, marketing, execution, and candidates.


Murphy's Law said...

Stuff like this is why the LP has been around for almost 50 years and never accomplished anything or gotten anyone elected to any position beyond a few city council slots in college towns.

Scott said...

I would like to have voted libertarian more than I have (almost never), but like you, I look at who they but out as candidates at all levels and I think "I just can't vote for those clowns."

I believe in many of the same things they do, but there are too many kooks there for me to throw in with them.

MrGarabaldi said...

Hey Aaron;

I tend to call myself "conservative Libertarian" and I keep wanting to vote for the libertarian candidate, then they open their mouth and insert their foot.