The Washington Times has an article in today’s paper that libertarians have good reason to be optimistic, and have made some history.
“A recent Gallup poll revealed that self-described “independents” are the nation’s largest political demographic. Indeed a record-breaking 43 percent of Americans now say they are independents, compared to 30 percent who are Democrats and 26 percent who are Republican. Now comes some promising news for the tenacious Libertarian Party, which plans multiple state conventions in the coming months and offered its own response to President Obama’s State of the Union address last week. The party “enjoyed its best cycle ever in races for the nation’s upper legislative chamber,” reports Eric Ostermeier, a University of Minnesota political professor and founder of Smart Politics, a research group on the campus.”