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Thread: The need for a strong Libertarian Party candidate in 2020

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian4Liberty View Post
    There we go. More support for McMullin! Might be able to break LP records in Utah with him on the ticket.
    As a Mormon by response is: Nooooooooooooooooo. Lets get someone who at least pretends to be a libertarian.
    “Maybe I forgot to mention something to you: I don’t believe in queens. You think freedom is something you can give and take on a whim. But to your people, freedom is as essential as air. And without it, there is no life. There is only darkness.” -Zaheer

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    Quote Originally Posted by PierzStyx View Post
    You're right about Petersen though. He really does have great hair. And if he had been the nominee I am positive that more Republicans would have voted for him.
    Ha! You should get a job as a pundit for one of the news networks!
    The rebel of the 21st Century will be old-fashioned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PierzStyx View Post
    As a Mormon by response is: Nooooooooooooooooo. Lets get someone who at least pretends to be a libertarian.
    Paul Ryan likes Ayn Rand...


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    First priority; we need a "normal" person who doesn't embody all the negative stereotypes about libertarians.

    ...i.e. no one who drinks goat blood in pagan rituals, strips on live TV, is currently high, enjoys being shat upon by prostitutes, etc.



    I know, high bar...

    Some other criteria:
    -not a publicly avowed anarchist
    -modicum of charisma
    -decent resume
    "Son of a b**** I'm sick of these dolphins." - Steve Zissou

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    Quote Originally Posted by MallsRGood View Post
    First priority; we need a "normal" person who doesn't embody all the negative stereotypes about libertarians.

    Some other criteria:
    -not a publicly avowed anarchist
    -modicum of charisma
    -decent resume
    So.... Badnarik again?
    The rebel of the 21st Century will be old-fashioned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheTexan View Post
    The LP would indeed benefit if they nominated someone who wasn't a pothead.

    But this is the LP we're talking about.
    It wasn't that he was a pothead. The question was more one of, who would want to vote for a dick? After all, you wouldn't vote for a dick, would you? Lots of people were feeling the bern, and thought it felt good enough to vote really hard for him. But when people tried to feel the johnson, they realized that he was a really limp candidate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by specsaregood View Post
    yeah, they had a documentary on him all ready to go and smear the hell out of him in case he was nominated. its on Netflix now though.
    They were going to smear the hell out of him, with the poop? That would be a really dirty thing to do to him, I wonder if santorum is somehow involved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by William Tell View Post
    Paul Ryan likes Ayn Rand...


    Sure he does. James Taggart is probably his hero. Or maybe Wesley Mouch.
    “Maybe I forgot to mention something to you: I don’t believe in queens. You think freedom is something you can give and take on a whim. But to your people, freedom is as essential as air. And without it, there is no life. There is only darkness.” -Zaheer

    "A man chooses. A slave obeys."-Andrew Ryan

    "There are three things the parasite hates: free markets, free will, and free men."-Andrew Ryan

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    Quote Originally Posted by undergroundrr View Post
    Yes. The LP way outperformed any previous election results. I have the same objections to Johnson as everybody else, but it's hard to complain about how the LP could have gotten more votes with a different candidate when they broke all previous records.
    Conversely, with Trump and Hillary running for the Republicrats, it's hard to see how anyone who had a realistic shot at getting the LP nomination could have gotten fewer votes.

    The LP had no chance of winning, but given the levels of disgust with those other two bozos, it was an opportunity (perhaps never to be had again) to put forward a consistently principled libertarian ticket that could capitalize on the opportunity to give a solid boost to the social visibility and social credibility of libertarianism.

    Petersen might have done, with a good running mate. (Browne/Woods would have been ideal, if I may be permitted to indulge in fantasy.)

    But instead, we got ... Johnson/Weld ... *uck* ...

    Quote Originally Posted by fisharmor View Post
    The LP could have run a vial of bubonic plague and broken 3% in that field.
    I said the same thing before the election (with regard to Johnson/Weld setting the record, rather than the 3% figure specifically).

    Well, actually I said "bucket of warm spit," not "vial of bubonic plague," but ... you know ... *sigh* ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by William Tell View Post
    Paul Ryan likes Ayn Rand...
    Sure he does. James Taggart is probably his hero. Or maybe Wesley Mouch.
    You cannot give Reputation to the same post twice.
    "A free man must be able to endure it when his fellow men act and live otherwise than he considers proper. He must free himself from the habit, just as soon as something does not please him, of calling for the police." -- Ludwig von Mises, Liberalism (p. 55)

    "The evil that a man inflicts on his fellow man injures both - not only the one to whom it is done, but also the one who does it. Nothing corrupts a man so much as being an arm of the law and making men suffer. The lot of the subject is anxiety, a spirit of servility and fawning adulation; but the pharisaical self-righteousness, conceit, and arrogance of the master are no better. [...] The criminal has incurred the penalties of the law, but not the hate and sadism of the judge, the policeman, and the ever lynch-thirsty mob." -- Ludwig von Mises, Liberalism (p. 58) [bold emphasis added]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Occam's Banana View Post
    You cannot give Reputation to the same post twice.
    Indeed, Pierz is on a roll, lately!
    The rebel of the 21st Century will be old-fashioned.

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