A. Barton Hinkle: Who Really Spoiled Last Week's Election?


Conventional wisdom maintains that Libertarian Party candidates tend to seal the most votes from Republicans. But in reality, the opposite is true. As A. Barton Hinkle observes, come election time, Republicans are the ones trying to siphon off libertarian voters with their opportunistic talk about economic freedom. The real spoilers, Hinkle says, are those voters who support either major party.