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Hospers Endorsed Bush?

Last year I was not following the minor parties quite as closely as I have been since launching this blog in June. So, I guess I must have missed this…

Any thoughts or reactions? Was this a major deal in Libertarian circles at the time?

9 Responses to “Hospers Endorsed Bush?”

  1. George Phillies Says:

    I saw references to a Libertarians for Bush group at the time, which I cannot find.

    I have called for denying Libertarians who supported Bush entrance to future LP conventions as delegates.

  2. Austin Cassidy Says:

    What about those who supported Kerrey?

  3. Otto Kerner Says:

    Well, Hospers was a Randian all along, right? I’m not too surprised.

    As for libertarians who supported Kerry, there were some of them, but they were probably too disgusted with the choices to form some sort of group to promote themselves. No libertarian could really be the least bit enthusiastic about Kerry.

  4. George Phillies Says:

    What Kerry supporters? If there was a Libertarians for Kerry group, they got unusually little publicity for Libertarians.

  5. Austin Cassidy Says:

    Michael Badnarik for one.

  6. Stuart Richards Says:

    Kerry was probably the better choice of the two, simply to throw a wrench in the works. I think the most energetic I saw any libertarians for the candidates of the main parties was a Libertarians for Dean group. Outside of the healthcare bit, I can understand why.

  7. Stuart Richards Says:

    Oh yeah… and no matter how much Bush sucks, the LP needs to become and remain a “big-tent” party for all libertarians, even those who thought Bush was the lesser evil. Otherwise we’re just shooting ourselves in the foot.

  8. NewFederalist Says:

    Professor Hospers is so old now I’m not sure he can be held accountable for his actions.

  9. Danny Says:

    “I have called for denying Libertarians who supported Bush entrance to future LP conventions as delegates.”

    So much for freedom of speech or expression, right? That may be one of the most ridiculous suggestions I’ve ever heard.

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