November 5, 2014

Libertario Delenda Est!

Things are tense on Facebook. I will share this here:

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I'll even accept that Mike Dunafon (THC - Glendale) perhaps pulled his votes equally from Republicans, Democrats, Greens, and guys who thought they'd get free Doritos if they turned in a ballot.

But I met Matthew Hess and he is a thoughtful guy. He has no apologies, nor do his supporters for capturing a vote count which likely exceeds the delta. I'm not saying they should, but I cannot see how liberty was served.

CO Governor Libertario Delenda Est Posted by John Kranz at November 5, 2014 1:17 PM

If you are going to assume that all the LIB votes would have gone to Beauprez, it is equally reasonable to assume that all the GREEN votes would have gone to Hick, pushing the total back to the Hick side. I think its reasonable to figure that all the 3rd parties sort of cancel each other out and not that the LIBS cost us.

Here's my question. I want to talk to the people who voted for Cory AND Hick. What would cause someone to reach THAT conclusion?

Posted by: dagny at November 5, 2014 1:59 PM

Much truth in what you say, dagny, but I see the LIB votes as potentially advancing my interest in liberty. I'll let my progressive friends try to scoop up the green vote, but it concerns me that people who want the same things I do are not advancing the cause. And yes, I know they think the same about me.

Posted by: jk at November 5, 2014 4:06 PM

Those voting the Gardner-Hickenlooper ticket are clearly those you always hear about who choose the man with the best hair.

Posted by: jk at November 5, 2014 4:09 PM

Or, as I suggested in a separate comment thread, they chose the most friendly guy in the race. Bob can have a gruff demeanor when he talks about issues.

So there you have it - our country is most likely to be governed by jackals... laughing hyenas.

Posted by: johngalt at November 5, 2014 5:46 PM

The all-important "whom would you rather have a beer with?" primary. I'll go with that.

Let me take mine out for a spin: Younger/Cooler has won every presidential election after 1988. Clinton and Obama beat Dole, McCain and Romney. Bush was similar in age but a little spryer and cooler than the automatronic Gore and Patrician Kerry.

It may not match ThreeSourcers love of base principle, but nor is it totally American Idol. As Americans, we are a forward looking nation and as humans, there is an atavistic desire for a vigorous leader hard-wired into our genes.

If you accept my premise at least as important at the margins, would you choose Sec. Hillary Clinton as your party's nominee? Historical, yes. But perhaps a little too historic?

Posted by: jk at November 6, 2014 10:00 AM | What do you think? [5]