Most Libertarians are cowards. Those are fighting words I'm sure. However they are true. While I think Libertarian philosophy is truly flawed and believe a vote for a Libertarian is a vote for a Democrat. I do, however, admire them for standing up for what they believe in...well some of them.
I have a problem with people like Ron Paul and BJ Lawson. Why? Quite elementary my dear Watson. These Republicans and several others, hide behind the GOP banner instead of running under their own banner. It's fairly sorry. Part of the reason is that really your party is the foundation of any candidacy and clearly there are only a little 600 registered Libertarians in the state (a new option added by the SBOE). That's not very much. What's the next best thing? Let's join the GOP, hijack their party and put forth our ideals using their support, time, and money. That's pretty sorry. Why not run under your own banner and be TRUTHFUL? You talk about Washington and Raleigh being a club of lying corrupted officials yet you're deceiving the public of your true political affliations.
Take, for instance, Ron Paul who ran as a Libertarian for president in 1988. He's run for Congress and most recently the Presidency as a Republican because it insures a higher chance of victory. Then there's BJ Lawson (GOP candidate for the 4th District), who has told me directly that he believes the GOP to be a broken party and doesn't really support it. I guess its better than running against David Price and ensuring you won't be on the ballot in November. But as a high level political figure has told me personally, it's a trend of Libertarians hijacking the GOP for their own benefit. Sure you might receive fewer votes, but at least you're being true to the content of your character.
While you don't represent my ideals Mr. Munger, I at least respect you more than the phony Republicans in name only.
You can't have your cake and eat it too y'all.