The New York Times reports on "Libertarians Dream of Being the Tie-Breaker," featuring a misidentified yours truly. Snippets:
"We are in the beginning of a libertarian moment," said Nick Gillespie, editor of Reason, the libertarian monthly….
There is the Libertarian Party and then there is the libertarian—small-"L"—state of mind. Those who do not necessarily vote with the party but identify with some of the core libertarian philosophy—a small government with minimal reach into people's personal lives, and minimal foreign entanglements—may be a potent, if unpredictable, group of voters….
According to the poll, conducted by InsiderAdvantage, 8 percent of registered voters said they would vote for [Libertarian Party presidential candidate] Mr. Barr in a matchup against Mr. McCain and Mr. Obama in November. (Mr. McCain and Mr. Obama received 45 percent and 35 percent in the poll, respectively.)
For the record, Matt Welch is the editor in chief of reason magazine. I'm the editor of reason.tv and reason online.