Libertarian Party Convention This Weekend
The Libertarian Party is holding its annual convention this weekend in Denver, Colorado. Looks like C- Span will be covering at least a couple events. Unfortunately for me, I only have basic cable which doesn't carry C- Span. But, not to worry, I guess you can watch it live online by going here.
Their schedule says coverage will start at 9am today and 10:30am Sunday, although I don't think there's going to be gavel to gavel coverage as when I watched my first convention. Still, it should be fun, even though I don't really follow the internal politics of the LP anywhere near as much as I used to.
My preference for the presidential nomination? I don't really have one. My main concern is which ones might be in with the War Party crowd. Some are accusing candidate Bob Barr of being War Party, but from what I've read so far, he seems to think more along the line of the way I do on Iraq. That's just from what I've heard and he's got some other rather unpleasant baggage he carries with him.
Another top tier candidate is Wayne Allen Root. One might worry that the initials of his name speak for themselves. I'm a little concerned with his attitude that seems to be that there was nothing wrong with attacking Iraq in the first place, we just didn't do it right.
Whoever gets the nod, I'll likely vote for, unless they're too in with the War Party. Even if they are, I might vote for him (or her), anyway. After all, why get your panties in a wad over a candidate that will likely get between .5 to 1% of the popular vote in November?
You can see the rest of the candidates for the LP nomination here. If I were to pick a favorite one right now, it would probably be Mary Ruwart, if only because she's easiest on the eyes.
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