Sunday, November 12, 2006

Greenhut's Rant

Steve Greenhut has a post- election rant in today's Orange County Register where he covers a couple issues.

First, he bemoans the loss of the eminent domain reform initiative, Prop 90. Good news, if there is any, is that there's talk of a similar initiative- this time eminent domain only- for the 2008 ballot.

Then he rags on the GOP, echoing the sentiments of many in the libertarian community, that the Republican losses nationwide might well have been a good thing. He goes on to suggest Scharzenegger's blow out victory wasn't such a good thing.

I don't know about that. Seeing Angelides get whooped made me feel good, although I didn't dwell on it. Whether there would have been any difference in the end after four more years of Ahnold, as opposed to four fresh years of Angiledes, there's no way we'll ever know.

In closing, Greenhut does something I don't believe I've seen him do before: Suggest possibly voting for a third party, or creating a new one.

Greenhut's never been a fan of the Libertarian Party, or at least its candidates. Still, I think trying to come up with yet a another third party would be an excercise in futility. We've already got dozens of political parties to chose from. Why try and re- invent the wheel.

Time might be better spent convincing more people to think libertarian.


At 9:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You won't get people to think Libertarian. You might convince them to register as non-partisan and vote for the best candidate, rather than along party lines.


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