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Little for libertarians in second debate

Posted by Garrett Quinn, Less is More  October 17, 2012 08:11 AM

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RomneyObama.jpgJust like the first encounter between President Obama and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney there was very little for libertarians, an often forgotten chunk of swing voters, to get excited about.

With both candidates embracing the same old executive branch love of foreign intervention, avoiding specifics on how they would actually balance the budget and offering little in the way of serious immigration reforms, what's a libertarian to do? Current polls show an overwhelming majority of libertarians going with Romney but that would be in line with the traditional swing voting habits of libertarians gravitating to the part out of power. Sure, some will go with the Libertarian Party nominee, former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson but the bulk will choose Romney or Obama.

Here's some ideas for how Republicans and Democrats can attract the libertarian vote:

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Garrett Quinn began writing for newspapers at age 17 with CNC in his native South Shore. He has been published in BlueMassGroup, RedMassGroup, Pioneer Investigates, and Wonkette. He is a More »

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