The delightfully named Register & Bee has shocked the political establishment by endorsing Libertarian Sarvis for governor. Breitbart reports on the news.
“Noting that it was “the first time ever” the paper had “endorsed a Libertarian candidate for public office,” the Register & Bee’s editors explained that “[o]ur endorsement of Robert Sarvis for governor was in some ways a process of elimination that stemmed from a failure of the Republican and Democratic parties to nominate candidates that we could support — and the voters could have confidence in.”
The sentiment of the paper reflects the “pox on both houses” attitude of many in the large US State. Turnout is expected to be rather low on Tuesday.
Needless to say this is blow-back to the bizarre campaign by Cuccinelli supporters to paint him as a “crypto-libertarian”. They are even trying to claim Sarvis is “not a real libertarian”.
“..but in truth, if you look beyond a couple of social issues, he seems far less libertarian than Cuccinelli himsel”
Those “couple” of social issues include eliminating rights for homosexuals and having the state dictate what can go on between consenting adults in their own bedrooms. Cuccinelli was in front of the Supreme Court a few days ago defending an unconstitutional law banning sodomy in the state. Cuccinelli does not believe in limited government and believes he should have the right to invade people private lives to prevent legal actions he does not like.
Kudos to the Danville paper for standing up to the bullying from the major party backers.
Update: Many establishment types are claiming they “don’t understand” why any libertarian would not vote Cuccinelli in VA. If that is the case the Republican establishment doesn’t understand the concepts of liberty and freedom at all. It is a very worrying concept.