Comment: Great question!

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Great question!

LP began in 1972. I joined in 1976. By 1988, when Ron Paul was a Republican and got the LP nimination, I saw it as part of the problem with the LP, because LP kept nominating REPUBLICANS.. and when they did nominate a Libertarian, it was someone who had no chance to win, but had a great book out to read. I left the LP in 1993 and went Indy.. fought with Nader and many other Libertarians for ballot access and open debates..we failed.

During Ron Paul's presidential runs, the LP ran, Republican Bob Barr and then Republican Gary Johnson.. the question you ask is long overdue.. so long overdue, that now it seems many of us longtime LP members have quit the LP, and moved into the GOP where we are materialing the LP message, FINALLY.