Skip to main content

View Diary: The Libertarian spoilers (259 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  Kos Source? (5+ / 0-)

    I would surmise that there is evidence to suggest that the majority (and perhaps overwhelming majority) of Libertarians would vote Republican if faced with the choice of voting Republican or Democrat.

    That being said, pure Libertarians may be more inclined to vote Democratic, particularly in the last election cycle, where socially libertarian issues (i.e domestic surveillance, Presidential power-grabbing, etc.) assumed particular salience.

    I think Kos' argument assumes that all Libertarians (1) would have voted if a Libertarian candidate hadn't been on the ballot and (2) would have voted unanimously for the Republican candidate.

    Both of these assumptions can't be true.  Kos makes an interesting point, but the notion that Dems won raises because Libertarian candidates drew away Republican votes is a bit overstated, methinks.

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site