Is the 2012 Libertarian Party National Ticket the Strongest Ever? | FREE WHITEWATER
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Is the 2012 Libertarian Party National Ticket the Strongest Ever?

Connor Friedersdorf at the Atlantic thinks so:

A former governor of New Mexico, he was re-elected by that state’s voters, left office popular after two terms, and therefore has the most executive experience of any Libertarian Party presidential nominee. He can also cite the state he ran as evidence that nothing radical happens when he’s put in charge. An economic conservative and social liberal, he represents a new direction for a party that has long wrestled with its paleo-libertarian wing….

The question is whether he can match his party’s 1980 high-water mark and win 1 percent or more of the vote, and whether he might win even more in the key swing state of New Mexico, where voters already know and have cast ballots for him.

A result closer to 2% nationally would have an impact in states beyond New Mexico. This may really be the LP’s best year yet.

Via Comparing Gary Johnson to Past Libertarian Party Nominees.

Posted originally on 5.8.12 at Daily Adams.

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