Notice to the right I now have a "Blogs for Bush
" button in my margin. I did this to positively assert that I do indeed support the re-election of President Bush and wish to promote said cause.
Now, if I identify myself as more libertarian, wouldn't people expect me to support the Libertarian party? I'm happy to explain. First of all, the people who constitute the Libertarian party blew their best chance ever to promote themselves in 1998 when there was a trend against "politicians" of every stripe. Second, I expect the 2004 election to be rather close so in terms of the presidential race, a vote for a third party candidate this time around really would be wasted and a spoiler would more likely benefit the Democratic nominee. Finally, I don't believe my particular brand of pro-life, reformist libertarianism will ever be satisfactorily applied to public policy in my lifetime. This clear choice is made easier by the fact that I like most of the things Bush and his administration are doing, anyway. No Democrat from the declared field will grow the economy more or make the nation and the world any safer with their stated ideas.