Libertarian Party Convention

So I just got a chance to watch last night’s Libertarian Presidential candidates’ debate and the candidates speeches leading up to the nomination, and I gotta tell ya–not that excited about Bob Barr as the nominee.  I’m sure he’ll get more votes than most of the other candidates could have, but I’m not sure that really matters unless you are a Republican and are worried about the LP stealing voters.

I actually thought Wayne Allyn Root could have done a decent job as the nominee.  He’s a salesman and very enthusiastic.  We decided he sort of reminded us of an older Sean Astin who’d had a bunch of Red Bulls.  I think he also had the best line of the debates, even though it was prepared:

“The difference between Las Vegas and Washington D.C. is that in Vegas the drunks gamble with their own money, not yours.”

Maybe I can live with Root as the VP candidate and will let that persuade me to vote LP, but I’m not sure.

Isn’t it interesting that all the major parties are in turmoil?  The situation iwth Hillary and Barack is the obvious example, but the Republicans have similar issues with their talk radio propgandists displeasure with McCain and the Ron Paul supporters.  Watching the speeches, there are some people who are extremely dissatisfied with Bob Barr even being called a Libertarian.  Christine Smith’s speech was pretty critical, but she seemed like a recruiter for a cult or something…a little scary.

And isn’t the Green Party having some kind of issues as well?  I don’t really keep up with them much, but I remember reading about some major GP person getting mad and leaving the party.

Chaos is probably the best thing that could happen to the people of this country, especially chaos within the two major parties.

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