Bob Barr and Wayne Allen Root have both left the LP and endorsed RomneySubmitted by BigZ85020 on Sat, 09/08/2012 - 13:31
Bob Barr and Wayne Allen Root were the 2008 LP nominees for president and vice president. They were an embarrassment to true Libertarians because they were warmongers and had a history of supporting the drug war and the Patriot Act. Now they're in the Republican Party, where they ideologically belong.
If you're not familiar with what happened at this year's Libertarian National Convention, The grassroots activists were unhappy with the Party Leadership so they advocated a vote for "None of the Above" for LNC Chairman. The party bylaws say that None of the Above must be an option in the election of all party officers and if None of the Above wins the election then all candidates on the ballot are disqualified and nominations for new candidates are taken from the floor. None of the Above won. Therefore the old batch of LP leadership who were backed by establishment warmongers like Wayne Allen Root were booted out. Geoffrey Neale won nomination for LNC Chairman from the floor. He is a Ron Paul supporter and so is everyone else in the party leadership, and so is Gary Johnson, the nominee for President. They sponsored PaulFest.
The reason I bring this up is because many people here on Daily Paul have complained that the reason they cannot join the LP is because it has been co-opted by the establishment. Well, it's not anymore. The grassroots booted the establishment out. Ron Paul supporters are in control of the Libertarian Party Leadership. And it's already the 3rd largest political party in America. Some here have suggested starting a new Political Party. Why would you start from scratch when we already have the Libertarian Party under our control?
If anyone here has worked within the Republican Party and has gained a position of influence, I am not advocating that you give that position up. You will be able to do more good work there than in the LP, but if you're an Independent, a Democrat, an inactive Republican, a don't-give-a-shitist, then come on, what are you waiting for? We've got a party to build.