Bad news, good news for Cruz, Kasich supporters
For Ted Cruz and John Kasich supporters, the Libertarian Party says the candidates’ withdrawal from the GOP presidential race is both bad news and good news.
The bad news is their candidates will not win the GOP nomination.
The good news for fiscal conservatives is that the Libertarian presidential nominee—a tax-and-spending-cutter’s dream—is expected to be on the ballot in all fifty states, plus D.C., this November.
For John Kasich supporters, the Libertarian Party will offer a nominee who will challenge Hillary Clinton and who will eschew the divisive, incendiary remarks and policies that have marked the Donald Trump campaign.
Over a dozen candidates are vying for the party’s nomination, which will be determined at the Libertarian National Convention in Orlando, Florida over Memorial Day weekend.
“Libertarians not only campaign to immediately balance the federal budget,” said Nicholas Sarwark, Chair of the Libertarian National Committee. “We also aim to downsize and eliminate scores of unneeded and unconstitutional federal bureaucracies. The needs these government agencies allege to fulfill are far better served by the private, voluntary sectors of the economy.”
“Libertarians also know that we must do more than just cut spending,” he continued. “We must reduce taxes, or reduce deficit spending, by the amount saved. By moving trillions of dollars out of the bloated, wasteful government sector and back into the productive, private sector, we’ll stimulate massive business investment, which will create millions of desperately needed new jobs.”
Libertarian Party candidates for president have a solid track record of advocating big cuts in government programs and budgets.
Libertarians also call for free trade, in stark contrast to the trade wars that Donald Trump threatens to wage.
Libertarian delegates from fifty states and Washington, D.C. will select the party’s nominee.
“We invite Republicans, who are aghast at the big spending and trade wars they expect from Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, to join the Libertarian Party, support our candidates, and vote Libertarian on November 8,” Sarwark said.