I say he could easily win, the people are sick of only two options.
Can you imagine the impact if a Libertarian won major office?
It depends...While I like most of the ideals of libertarians, I've found that most Libertarians are not really libertarians, but merely Democrats in disguise. If a person is going to vote Libertarian, you really need to go over the candidate and his record with a fine toothed comb - even more so than with a Democrat or a Republican. I voted Libertarian for president in the last election for two reasons: 1) I couldn't stand the milquetoast loser the Republican Establishment shoved down our throats, and 2) living in Utah, it was not like my vote would have the slightest effect on who my state's Electoral College votes went. If the Tea Party movement ever organized themselves as an official political party, I'd have no problem whatsoever supporting any of their candidates for whatever office they ran for. Until then, I consider myself to be a libertarian with a small "L".
I think libertarians and conservatives have a lot more in common than they think, and should work toward exploiting the one common bond............which is the US Constitution, and it's ongoing destruction.A lot of things could be ironed out; the drug thing, for example. I think that many conservatives think that libertarians are pro-drugs, and just want to get high. I don't see it as a pro-drug stance; I see it as a stance against government intrusion in our lives.........which I agree with. But not a complete elimination of all drug laws.
It's the drug issue that grew yet actually diluted the Libertarian party, it was the need for less Govt intrusion re: drugs that drew so many libs as Darth pointed out, most Libertarians see the drug issue as a tiny issue, considering most want no part of it, but libs do, as well as the gay issue, it too has attracted a fringe element to the movement.It's those elements of the party as well as their stance on the Military that makes most Conservatives take pause.If the Libertarian party could define itself better, they might actually have a shot at taking more seats.
I was a Scott fan, before he started acting like Christie.Libertarian would be fine.But be careful. This guy Wyllie could split the vote with Scott, letting the worst possible thing happen in Crist.Perot gave us Clinton, don't need to repeat this too many times.