It appears that Congressman Justin Amash is getting more support among Libertarian Party primary voters. Previous to statist Amash’s announcement that he wants to run for President as a “libertarian,” Jacob Hornberger had been winning all or most of the primaries and caucuses thus far. (Jacob Hornberger actually IS a libertarian!)
The latest is in Kentucky apparently, in which as each round of voting progresses, Amash is gaining more and more votes, and Jacob Hornberger eventually eliminated. Hmm, what’s wrong with the “Libertarian” Party members in Kentucky?
And I found this article on Reason by Brian Doherty distressing, mentioning Amash as the possible “frontrunner,” even though Hornberger had been winning all the primaries and caucuses. Doherty doesn’t even mention Hornberger! Yet, he’s mentioning the non-libertarian statist, Amash!
On his campaign wins thus far, Jacob Hornberger wrote,
Thank you to all of you Libertarians in Oklahoma, Kansas, Utah, and Connecticut. It is a big honor to win your vote of confidence. I only wish we could have gotten together personally in state conventions so that you all could charge up my Libertarian batteries!
These four wins now add to our first-place finishes in straw polls at state conventions in California, Florida, Arkansas, Indiana, Virginia, Montana (tie), along with Libertarian Party primary election wins in North Carolina, California, Missouri, and New York, as well as caucus wins in Iowa, Minnesota, and Ohio.
Justin Amash is just another statist, just like Gary Johnson and Bob Barr. Amash is NOT a “libertarian,” and should be rejected by the Libertarian Party. If not, then finally the Party needs to be disbanded forthwith!
UPDATE: Amash has decided against running.