John Monds was recently interviewed for an article in the AJC. This is also the same newspaper for which former Libertarian presidential candidate Bob Barr blogs. Some relevant excerpts:
Q: What is a Libertarian?
A: The easiest and shortest definition is someone with a fundamental respect for the rights of individuals.
Q: Wouldn’t Republicans and Democrats make that same claim?
A: Talk is cheap. Time and time again, they have proved that that is not true.
Q: Name one key issue where you would disagree with Republicans.
A: A lot of people look at Libertarians and Republicans as similar. I think Republicans want to control people’s social lives. I just think that is wrong.
Monds also gives a pretty honest answer about his past success.
Q: How did you get 33 percent of the vote in your PSC race against a Republican incumbent?
A: It was the circumstances of the race — I won’t deny that. There was no Democrat running. With President [Barack] Obama’s candidacy, there was a lot of activism on the Democratic side.