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Moving Day - The Life and Thoughts of Zach
Feb. 3rd, 2005
07:55 pm -
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February 8th, 2005 02:20 pm (UTC)
Well it's just that traditionally and demographically, the Libertarian Party has drawn more voters from Republicans (e.g. Libertarian candidates tend to do better in predominantly republican precincts) just as the Green Party has drawn more voters from the Democrats. It's annoying to talk in those terms though because Greens draw Libertarians and Republicans and Libertarians draw Democrats and Greens. Greens and Libertarians have very different and novel political philosophies from either the Republicans or Democrats. It's hard to say the Republicans or Democrats really even have a clear political philosophy given that their marketting image, their rhetoric, and their actions are so totally out of sync.
The Greens and Libertarians are both broad parties with appeal to a wide variety of types of people.
So who "should" be drawn to the parties and who has "historically" been drawn to the parties are two different things.