While gleeful journalists stoke stories about polarization between the Democratic and Republican parties, the Libertarians are continuing to carry on. And in more ways than one. Indeed, the Libertarians seem oblivious to partisan angst, touting their write-in candidates on primary ballots around the nation, and quietly noting that their voter registration has increased by 11 percent in the past year.
They’re also readying to, well, carry on.
The three-day Libertarian Convention begins June 26 in Columbus, Ohio. It is a cavalcade of all-Libertarian stars that includes 25 speakers, splashy receptions, caucus meetings, strategy sessions, cocktail hours, entertainment and the “Grand Banquet” featuring former presidential hopeful Gary Johnson, his vice presidential running mate Judge Jim Gray and Kmele Foster, co-host of the Fox Business network’s “The Independents”. Among others.
So the Libertarians will carry on. See their big doings here: Lpcon2014.org
“The theme of this convention is character matters. I was inspired by a little book by Lawrence W. Reed titled ‘Are We Good Enough for Liberty?’ ” says Nancy Neale, convention chairman, who offers shorthand insight on political rivals.
“As Larry writes, ‘Without character, a free society is not just unlikely, it’s impossible. While the D’s and R’s lie and steal, we L’s must take the high ground, even though it may not be the politically expedient way” she observes.