Third-party candidates are majoring in muddying the waters again in our electoral politics. Minor parties have shaped major party platforms, and they have played spoiler in very contentious races. George W. Bush would have lost Florida, but for Green Party Ralph Nader stealing enough votes from Al Gore. I cannot imagine what this country would have looked like with the former Clinton VP standing up to the rising hordes of radical Islam in the Middle East.
I appreciate the libertarian position on many issues. The size and scope of the state should be limited, although not outright removed. Libertarians are not anarchists, by the way. The least restrictive environment is their calling card. I want to end the federal War on Drugs, and let the states handle the drug issues.
I respect Johnson’s record in New Mexico. Susanna Martinez would not be seated in the Santa Fe Mansion without the work Johnson had done before her. I cannot speak as highly for William Weld, the Libertarian VP pick.