The California Libertarian Party has produced — and, with the financial assistance of the Libertarian National Committee, intends to run — a one-minute radio ad against passage of Proposition 14 (the “top two” proposal that would keep third party candidates off the state’s November ballots).
The ad features the voice 2008 Libertarian vice-presidential nominee Wayne Allyn Root, who also just released an op-ed opposing Proposition 14:
Prop 14 supporters claim this new “Top Two” system would take away power from the 2 big parties because of the non-partisan “open primary” nature of the system. In reality Prop 14 eliminates choice on the ballot in November. Independent candidates and third parties (with less money to spend to reach voters) will literally cease to exist. Independent candidates (Libertarian, Conservative, Tea Party, Green, etc) could not survive the open primary system, thereby guaranteeing only candidates from the 2 major parties on the ballot each November. Do you want your free speech and choice violated or eliminated? If so, you’ll love Prop 14. But is this the American way?