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Published On: Sun, Sep 9th, 2012

Wayne Allyn Root leaves the Libertarian Party to go to GOP, throws support behind Romney

The 2008 Libertarian Party’s Vice Presidential nominee announced late last week via a letter published in the Independent Political Report that he was departing the Libertarian Party to join forces with the Republicans.

Today I’m announcing the most important decision of my political career. Today I am stepping down from my roles in the LP, LNC, and LNCC. After six years of giving my heart and soul to our party, this decision does not come lightly. I leave with nothing but fond memories. I leave awed by the intensity, love, and loyalty of Libertarians, LP political candidates, LNC members, and LP leaders.

Root’s letter is peppered with comparisons with himself and Congressman Ron Paul and Senator Rand Paul stating, “I

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have simply decided to move my Libertarian beliefs and the fight for smaller government to a different battlefield.”

As Matthew Reece in examiner.com reports, “Root has been a controversial figure in the Libertarian Party because of his strong support of interventionist foreign policy. Since 2007, Root has been the figurehead for pro-intervention LP members.”

To top it off, Root said he is supporting GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney. When asked by Jason Pye of United Liberty if he is backing Mitt Romney, Root said, “I am,” adding, “I don’t deny that Romney and Ryan aren’t libertarians, but Romney is a pro-business capitalist and Obama is a Marxist-socialist.”

“The economy has been trashed. This is about my kids’ future, it’s about my businesses,” said Root. “There is no hope for America if Obama is re-elected.”

 

 

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  1. CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON says:

    FROM 6 JUNE 2012 TO 27 FEBRUARY 2013, I WAS AN ONLINE PARTICIPANT AT Personal Liberty Digest. BECAUSE OF THE SITE’S OWNER [Bob Livingston] I BECAME INTERESTED IN THE LIBERTARIAN PARTY; AND, I VOTED FOR Governor Gary Johnson IN NOVEMBER 2012. [Previously, I had always voted the Republican ticket].

    Wayne Allyn Root IS A Staff Writer AT, Personal Liberty Digest. IN ONLINE-VIDEO COMMENTARY, Mr. Root MADE THE STATEMENT [sic], “They called me Mr. Libertarian ….. I was the Number One candidate in fundraising.” IN THIS SAME VIDEO-COMMENTARY, Mr. Root STATED HE WAS GOING TO THE REPUBLICAN PARTY.

    I BELIEVE Mr. Root WENT TO THE REPUBLICANS BECAUSE HE KNEW Governor Mitt Romney DID NOT HAVE “a snowball’s chance in ‘hell’,” OF BEATING THE KENYAN. SO, AS FAR AS I AM CONCERNED, Mr. Root IS “spine-less” AND STANDS FOR NOTHING.

    CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

    • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON says:

      CORRECTION – IN MY EARLIER COMMENTARY I MEANT TO HAVE TYPED, “HE KNEW Governor Johnson DID NOT HAVE A “a snowball’s chance … ”

      [Every time I think about Governor Romney, I always think about his Mormonism and his unavoidable association with notorious polygamists like, Warren Jetts].

      CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

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