Want libertarians to vote for your presidential candidate?
For libertarians who watched Tuesday night’s debate, there really wasn’t much about which to be happy. It was the same old, tired rhetoric that we frequently hear from Republicans and Democrats, no matter who is running.
There has been a lot talk about the libertarian vote in this election. Our conservative friends, many of whom loathe President Obama, are pushing hard libertarians to get on board with Mitt Romney, while also in the next breath, they deride us, claiming that they really don’t need us. Strange how that works, isn’t it?
But as David Kirby recently noted, the overwhelming majority — some 70% — of identified libertarians are voting for the Romney/Ryan ticket. That, however, is not going to prevent conservatives from railing about how voting for any other other Romney is a “vote for Obama.”
If conservative Republicans are really interested in getting our support, Nick Gillespie of Reason.tv explains how that can be accomplish (here are some hints: cut spending, end the wars, and stay out of the bedroom):
And for good measure, here is Gillespie’s appeal to Democrats: