I saw the first sign for a presidential campaign in my corner of PA today. Someone has put up a Ron Paul sign.
For lots of reasons, I probably would have been on that bandwagon 15 years ago. My first presidential vote was for Andre Marrou, who was actually Ron Paul’s veep choice in ’88 when he ran for president on the Libertarian ticket.
I have since diverged from my Libertarian brothers and sisters. Getting married and becoming part of a community have steered me away from radical individualism, and I also happen to think the threat that radical Islam represents to Western ideals is something that must at least partly be dealt with actively. A passive, isolationist response may very well end up being a demographic white flag.
That all said, I wish no ill will to my former comrades in freedom, and hope over time they will come to recognize that in lots of ways Mayor Giuliani– as a fiscally responsible, and socially Federalist candidate– is the most Libertarian-friendly aspirant to the presidency we are likely to see for some time.
At he is for those in the Libertarian party who take property seriously. I imagine the more libertine sort of Libertarian bristles at the prospect of the Giuliani presidency…