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Between the popularity of Texas congressman Ron Paul former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson.
And the forming of the Tea Party is libertarian as some on the rise.
Our next guest says this may be the most welcoming Republican party for libertarians.
Since Barry Goldwater was the party standard -- in 1964.
-- us now Daniel McCarthy editor in chief of the American conservative magazine Daniel welcome to freedom watch.
-- -- -- -- on -- indeed you I think you'd see the day -- two unabashed libertarians Ron Paul and Gary Johnson.
Would be significant players in a Republican Party primary debate seeking to choose the standard bearer for the presidency.
I never dared hope that we would actually have two good anti state as candidates -- like this.
And it's a testament to just how far off course Republican adrift party had drifted into big government and -- -- and now you actually have to have.
Libertarian contenders and there's a huge demand for.
A lot of our Republicans.
Are still down on George W.
For taking the phrase conservative Republican and extracting.
Serious values and serious meaning from it.
Paying for a war on -- credit card federalizing education.
Federalizing prescription drugs for seniors borrowing two trillion dollars assaulting civil liberties under the Patriot Act -- are Republicans now.
From those things that I've become -- hallmarks of President Bush's administration and of his presidency.
-- -- doing out of pure necessity.
Clearly the grassroots are extremely unhappy with the direction.
But the party in the whole country took under bush but I fear that so much the leadership that you -- in congress and many of the contenders for the presidency.
Are people who are exactly -- cut from the same mold as bush himself once.
What do you think.
The the libertarians amongst the Republican Party the Tea Party folks -- followers have Ron Paul is as large and enthusiastic.
As they are the followers -- Gary Johnson will do.
If the nominee.
And -- the -- for president and the vice presidential nominee are not libertarians but our mainstream Republicans as has been the case.
-- since 1964.
And I guess you could argue since Reagan.
Well via libertarians and Goldwater conservatives and a whole lot of independents will just stay home.
If you get yet another bush or dole or Nixon type with the Republican nomination are.
Any of the -- Republican candidates other than Ron Paul.
Showing appreciation for small government maximum individual liberty sound dollars and a government that operates within the confines of the constitution.
We know I mean they'll treat these things is talking points but the question is if you look at the records -- they actually live up to it.
And if you look at whether it's Newt Gingrich or Mitt Romney or any of the others you find in fact that they have a very big governments history.
But what do you think has fomented.
The rise of the Tea Party today was it.
George Bush as being a big government Republican and calling himself a conservative.
Was it Ron Paul's.
Persistent explanation of freedom free market and freedom -- -- did values during his.
25 year career or what what it would you point your finger at.
That brought us to this point.
-- -- combination of both of those things we have to supposedly conservative president certainly called himself that and too many of the conservative movement were supporting him.
Bush basically drove the country off a cliff open foreign policy and domestic policy he tried to expand government and people places and -- Paul presented a real alternative in 2008.
And that really woke up a lot of Americans -- -- them there was an alternative.
To the bipartisan big government that we experience for about twenty years.
Got it -- McCarthy it's a pleasure thank you for joining us.
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