But I know a lot of reasonable people in California that won't be caught dead voting for McCain or Romney that are also wide open to personal liberty. If you don't know anyone like that, you aren't looking.
How will the liberty movement succeed without getting people from both sides? We can't just co-opt part of one party and expect to win.
Between the two extremes, there are a lot of reasonable folks and it is our job to not alienate them but instead convince them that both parties are inimical to their interests. That is not hard at all, given the ample evidence.
Primarily, we shouldn't present ourselves as being off-brand Republicans that categorically hate all Democrats, because frankly, we aren't, and it doesn't give enough credit to the movement.
Author of Shades of Thomas Paine, a common sense blog with a Libertarian slant.
Also author of Stick it to the Man!
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