The LP's Battle of the Boortz


Should the Libertarian Party have invited pro-war radio talk show host Neal Boortz to speak at their 2004 presidential nominating convention? This site gives a resounding "no!" in answer to that not-very-musical question, calling to "Boot Boortz."

The LP–of course, of course, yadda yadda–should be free to pick whoever it wants to speak at its most prominent public display of what it stands for. (This event is frequently picked up by C-SPAN, giving the LP the largest national TV audience it ever gets for its message.) But it would be wise to think twice about how it might be blunting its major comparative advantage on the most pressing policy issue of our time by giving Boortz–who does portray himself as libertarian–this slot.