Sunday, June 1, 2008

"Libertarians Dream of Being the Tie-Breaker"

There's a good article in the New York Times that looks at the libertarian voting bloc, which tends Republican but is up for grabs for both major parties and the Libertarian Party. The oddest part of the article for me was the news that Bradgelina are starring in a film adaptation of Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged:"

The most well-known libertarian figure, the Republican Ron Paul, has a book at the top of the best-seller list and has raised millions on the Internet while gathering 1.1 million votes in the primaries and caucuses so far. (In the libertarian strongholds of Idaho, Washington State, Montana and North Dakota, he got more than 20 percent of the Republican vote.)

Michael Kinsley, writing in Time magazine last fall, predicted that voters with libertarian leanings are going to be “an increasingly powerful force in politics.” The auguries come even from Hollywood, where a film adaptation of the libertarian writer Ayn Rand’s novel “Atlas Shrugged” is planned for release next year starring Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, both of whom are said to be Rand fans.



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