The Libertarian Factor

I hear alot of talk about how Nadar is going to take away votes from Kerry but what about Bandarik taking away votes from Bush. Anyway here is some commentary on it from Bob Barr and the libertarians.

http://www.lp.org/press/archive.php?function=view&record=678

[quote]Zeppelin795 wrote:
I hear alot of talk about how Nadar is going to take away votes from Kerry but what about Bandarik taking away votes from Bush. Anyway here is some commentary on it from Bob Barr and the libertarians.

http://www.lp.org/press/archive.php?function=view&record=678[/quote]

If there’s a state as close as FL or NM were in 2000, I suppose the Libertarian vote would be large enough to be a factor. However, I think the idea that the Libertarians would steal votes predominantly from Bush may be misplaced.

I know a lot of big “L” Libertarians, and a large faction of them are Libertarians predominantly because they think legalizing drugs is a great idea. As for the more thoughtful contingent, where they would land without a vote to the Libertarian Party depends on whether they weight economic or social issues as more important – economics would mean they would likely vote for Bush, social would mean they would likely vote Kerry.

[Addendum: If you read over this, it seems a close split as to who is hurt worse by the Libertarian vote, Bush or Kerry:

Who's Getting Your Vote? ]