With no less than three (!) likely or declared Republican presidential candidates who are broadly speaking in the libertarian camp–Mitch Daniels, Gary Johnson, and Ron Paul–libertarian political activists should pick their favorite of the three and work for his nomination, rather than waste their time on energy on pursuing ballot access for an inevitably marginal Libertarian Party candidate.
[Some people buy that, and they get burned.] See here for a few recent examples.
Do I think that Paul and Johnson are the two most libertarian candidates to seek the Republican presidential nomination since Goldwater? Yes.
Is that enough for me to abandon a party that supports, in the words of the late Aaron Russo, “all of my freedoms, all of the time” […]? No.
(Sorry… sane links to the VC yield 404 errors.)