Friday, August 18, 2006

An Opportunity for Libertarian Relevance

Republicans should do the wise thing and back the Libertarian Party's candidate for Tom DeLay's seat, as Don Luskin suggests. Such a move -- if successful, or nearly so -- might encourge the LP to follow some sage advice and back those major-party candidates who are closest to their views, instead of wasting time and money by running LP candidates, who are almost always doomed to defeat. A Republican-LP rapprochement would be good for the libertarian cause, in that it would push the Republican Party back toward its limited-government tradition. Only die-hard libertarian purists could object.