Ask a Libertarian: With Ron Paul retiring, who will pick up the mantle of the libertarian movement?

Welcome to Ask a Libertarian 2012 with Reason's Nick Gillespie and Matt Welch. They are the authors of the book, The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What's Wrong With America, coming out in paperback with a new foreword covering Occupy Wall Street and more, on June 26.

In this video, they answer the question:

"With Ron Paul retiring, who will pick up the mantle of the libertarian movement?" - sent by Ken Kelley

Produced by Meredith Bragg, Jim Epstein, Josh Swain, and Tracy Oppenheimer with help from Katie Hooks.

To watch answers from 2011's Ask a Libertarian series, go here.

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  • Chloe||

    Thats Matt's 2nd and Nick's 6th costume change.

    On the question that was ask, I think people want a united front for the purpose of gaining enough votes to get politicians with libertarian beliefs into office.

  • The Hammer||

    Gary Johnson?

  • The Hammer||

    Who's an accomplished cat herder?

  • EJBlitz||

    Gary Johnson will be one of many voices in the future libertarian movement.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    The libertarian movement will trail off into silence like the director's commentary on the DVD of One Night at McCool's.

  • Azathoth!!||

    Yes, what new Republican will Libertarians back?

  • Emmerson Biggins||

    Obviously it's Mitt Romney, right?

  • ||

    No silly, Newt Gingrich. Why else would Bob Barr endorse him?

  • ||

    Three presidential runs.


    With Ron Paul retiring, who will pick up the mantle of the libertarian movement?

    I vote Vermin Supreme.


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