• Glenn Beck Endorses Austin Petersen

    Beck is such a toolbox.

    http://thelibertarianrepublic.com/br...stin-petersen/



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    1. acptulsa's Avatar
      acptulsa -
      Uh oh.

      Watch your back, Mr. Petersen!
    1. CPUd's Avatar
      CPUd -
      He's coming around?
    1. acptulsa's Avatar
      acptulsa -
      Quote Originally Posted by CPUd View Post
      He's coming around?
      When he does, he'll have a knife...
    1. jllundqu's Avatar
      jllundqu -
      From Ted Cruz to Petersen... Yeah ok, Glenn. Your special underwear may be a little too tight....
    1. staerker's Avatar
      staerker -
      He's coming around!
    1. KEEF's Avatar
      KEEF -
      Mr. Petersen just received the kiss of death.
    1. younglibertarian's Avatar
      younglibertarian -
      Quote Originally Posted by jllundqu View Post
      From Ted Cruz to Petersen... Yeah ok, Glenn. Your special underwear may be a little too tight....
      Haha I died inside :P

      Is this a blessing or a curse? So hard to say.

      LP seems to be finally getting media coverage, but at what cost? Are we going to become associated with these right wing nuts?
    1. acptulsa's Avatar
      acptulsa -
      Quote Originally Posted by younglibertarian View Post
      Haha I died inside :P

      Is this a blessing or a curse? So hard to say.

      LP seems to be finally getting media coverage, but at what cost? Are we going to become associated with these right wing nuts?
      That's obviously the intention. They're certainly betting a lot on the notion that disaffected Sanders voters won't vote for anyone the wing nuts are willing to mention out loud.

      We'll see if it works.
    1. brushfire's Avatar
      brushfire -
      LOL

      Peterson has just joined the ranks of Washington and Santorum. Frothy greetings and salutations, courtesy of glenn-fking-beck.

      A word of advice, Mr Peterson. If ever you go for a milkshake with glenn, stick with the spoon and avoid the straw...
    1. Matt Collins's Avatar
      Matt Collins -
      They probably worked together at Fox.


      And besides, this will go real far in the LP lolz
    1. luctor-et-emergo's Avatar
      luctor-et-emergo -
      I like Petersen but he should run for congress, not the presidency.
    1. donnay's Avatar
      donnay -
      For me, whenever Beck endorses someone I vote the opposite. Beck is a snake and I hate snakes.
    1. Peace&Freedom's Avatar
      Peace&Freedom -
      Quote Originally Posted by younglibertarian View Post
      Haha I died inside :P

      Is this a blessing or a curse? So hard to say.

      LP seems to be finally getting media coverage, but at what cost? Are we going to become associated with these right wing nuts?
      Beck is an establishment toady fronting as a right wing nut, to turn people away from true alternatives. His backing of anybody comes off as an anti-endorsement, while his talking up of alternative movements is the preamble to him attempting to steer people back into the establishment (as we've seen over the past two election cycles). Petersen has the most interventionist tendencies of the LP candidates, so Beck is latching onto him to retain libertarian cover, so he can credibly position himself ("hey, I'm one of you") to keep on trying to preach the ol' pro-war gospel to liberty folks.
    1. jkob's Avatar
      jkob -
      Well I know who not to support

      Why is anybody supporting this kid, the Libertarian Party actually has a chance to pick up a significant number of votes this year and to nominate a total nobody kid is a good way to not to break 500,000 votes.
    1. erowe1's Avatar
      erowe1 -
      I'm not sure what Beck's intention is. But whatever it is, it's something other than actually helping Peterson.
    1. acptulsa's Avatar
      acptulsa -
      Quote Originally Posted by jkob View Post
      Well I know who not to support

      Why is anybody supporting this kid, the Libertarian Party actually has a chance to pick up a significant number of votes this year and to nominate a total nobody kid is a good way to not to break 500,000 votes.
      Sounds like a Beck kind of motivation to me.
    1. younglibertarian's Avatar
      younglibertarian -
      Quote Originally Posted by jkob View Post
      Well I know who not to support

      Why is anybody supporting this kid, the Libertarian Party actually has a chance to pick up a significant number of votes this year and to nominate a total nobody kid is a good way to not to break 500,000 votes.
      Actually he has a very solid platform and has gained allot of support.

      His weakness is background. He doesn't have tons of credentials.
    1. acptulsa's Avatar
      acptulsa -
      Quote Originally Posted by younglibertarian View Post
      Actually he has a very solid platform and has gained allot of support.
      They're handing out their support in allotments now?

      Doesn't sound very libertarian.
    1. Champuckett's Avatar
      Champuckett -
      Quote Originally Posted by luctor-et-emergo View Post
      I like Petersen but he should run for congress, not the presidency.
      Amen to this. Our young coalition of Massie and Amash could use more backup.

      Petersen does not strike me as the presidential sort, especially since he will barely be above the age limit upon entering office yet, and I guarantee his age will be something that hurts him were he to win the LP nomination, as far as the office of the president is concerned. I guess he is just really ambitious.

      As far as Beck goes, I don't really care. Beck has a large audience of Cruz loyalists and the like, and if he can get people actively involved in the LP, 3rd party, or a non-duopoly entity, that is a win to me.

      I do wish Petersen and Johnson would stand aside for McAfee, but it seems the purists never wins major nominations, as we saw with RP too many times.
    1. The Rebel Poet's Avatar
      The Rebel Poet -
      It's amazing to me how many libertarians contrarians hate Beck more than they love liberty.


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