A major Democratic Party benefactor and Obama campaign bundler helped pay for professional petition circulators responsible for getting Virginia Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Robert C. Sarvis on the ballot — a move that could split conservative votes in a tight race.
Campaign finance records show the Libertarian Booster PAC has made the largest independent contribution to Sarvis’ campaign, helping to pay for professional petition circulators who collected signatures necessary to get Sarvis’ name on Tuesday’s statewide ballot.
Austin, Texas, software billionaire Joe Liemandt is the Libertarian Booster PAC’s major benefactor. He’s also a top bundler for President Barack Obama.
So why is an Obama supporter pumping up a third party candidate in a close race? Three possible reasons:
- Because he knows that Libertarian candidates tend to suck more votes away from Republican candidates.
- Because he knows that you can't really get libertarians to form a long-term alliance with liberals; the two groups disagree far too much on tactics.
- Because Joe Liemandt wants the Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe to win.
Note that 'pick any two' or 'all of the above' also work, as answers.
Anyway: iIf you haven't voted in Virginia today: vote for Ken Cuccinelli, and the rest of the GOP ticket. Because if you think that Robert Sarvis is an acceptable alternative, here's a clue: so does the Democratic party. And they will laugh in your face if they get power... and then the Democrats will do things that you hate. Simply to spite you.
As Obamacare is demonstrating now, they like to do that. Why do you think that rural Obamacare exchange networks are worse under their system than urban ones are?
Moe Lane (crosspost)