Kos’s Libertarian Acknowledgement

DailyKos has finally hit on something that I’ve been saying for a while:

“[…] [T]he libertarian contingent on the web is huge. In fact, many of the blogs on the Right are actually more libertarian-leaning than movement conservative.”

That’s just a great line from the article on his response to the NRA’s supposedly wavering support of Bush in the face of the “assault weapon” ban that is set to expire a few months before the November elections:

“If he renews the ban, it won’t endorse Bush, if he doesn’t, then he’s got it. Which is a huge political problem for Bush, as the assault weapons ban is popular amongst the suburban set the Republicans are trying mightily to hold.”

He goes on to talk about one of the possible Libertarian candidates, Aaron Russo. However I am refraining from the primaries debate for the Libertarians seeing how it appears to be a close race between Russo and Gary Nolan, both of whom have been vocal critics of Bush administration policies. The Libertarian Convention is being held next weekend here in Atlanta, I will be covering it as an independent for WatchBlog.

I have been of the opinion that there will definitely be a large groundswell in Libertarian support in the run-up to the election, primarily because conservative voters who are becoming jaded with Bush policies will be unwilling to vote for Kerry because they don’t see him as a viable solution. Bush’s falling poplularity has only strengthened this hypothesis.

Bush’s libertarian challenge [DailyKos]
NRA endorsement of Bush is on hold [TheHill]
Russo for President
Gary Nolan for President
2004 Libertarian Convention

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