Terry Michael Explains Why a Libertarian Democrat Would Vote for Mitt Romney


He flip-flopped on health insurance. He's interventionist. He backed off gay rights. He has no serious immigration plan. He supports the drug war. He's coldly analytical, but with a loving family. "I'm not talking about Mitt Romney," writes Terry Michael. "It's my deeply disappointed view of President Barack Obama, as both a libertarian and a former 'professional Democrat' (I was party press secretary in the 1980's.) I was hoping—obviously, against hope—that Obama would move my party in a back-to-the-future Jeffersonian liberal direction." But Obama hasn't, and now Michael may cast his first ballot for a Republican since he began voting in 1968.