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Thursday, February 15, 2007

Radicals for Capitalism

Today this WSJ book review">reviewed a book that sings the praises of libertarianism, called Radicals for Capitalism. I was thrilled to see this review in the pages of the WSJ as their editorial page used to be the siren song for libertarians but over the past few years has become the house organ for the Bush administration and its neo-con and religious policies and totally opposite from libertarian thought.

This book review points out is that libertarians make up a big "swing" vote in elections that is completely ignored by the major parties.
Today, pollsters find only 2% of people refer to themselves as libertarians, but some 15% of voters hold broadly libertarian views and can be a swing factor. In the photo-finish presidential race of 2000, some 72% of libertarian-minded voters supported George W. Bush. Last November, many of them abandoned the GOP, disillusioned by its profligate ways, and helped hand control of Congress to Democrats.
That is a pretty big swing vote.