slowshooter wrote: Besides, most of the folks that say they are Libertarians aren't in the party either. They're just GOP folks that fled that party so they wouldn't get made fun of at dinner parties.
Absolute truth. The only other perspective that I have of the Libertarian Party is that they are akin to a Hollywood production party, all sitting around a large table deciding how to make this novel a screenplay......"Well, we know the audience likes car chases and wrecks, so we need at least three of them"......."Well of course Felix, but there are plenty that want a relationship, too. We have to bring the women in". "What's that Bruce?"... "I was just saying that you can't have a relationship on screen without contentiousness.....the audience has to feel that restrained sexual tension." ...."Good point, Bruce, you and Angelie will hate each other's foibles until the end, when the adversary is gone and one or the other of you will acquiesce to a point made earlier in the film that infuriated and confounded the other." "Yeah, exactly". "Now all we need is a little political contemporary drama, a President that is one form or another of a minority......Hey....would it work to have an extraterrestrial President?" "Nah, jeez man, what do you want this to be, a John Travolta/L Ron Hubbard bomb?" "No, you're right......let's keep it a sweet but strong woman, a flawed, temporarily mentally unstable but ultimately strong man, a completely ludicrous but entertaining series of action moves, with one actor portraying the sensible guy expressing incredulity at the brazen recklessness and troubled personal life of the other actor, the troubled one having a tough time with his ex but a contentious yet loving relationship with his daughter who will eventually figure into the movie enabling the protagonist to reveal his real weakness when he addresses his real feelings about his daughter.........."
Thus........the Libertarian Party sitting around the table deciding what it takes to appeal to the American people. "We have been making strides. What steps and platforms do we need to address to place us in the position of power........?"