I have always wondered whether the Libertarians have noticed a trend that I have noticed in how their nominee for Governor of Texas does in the general election. And now I see that they have.
This past weekend the Libertarians nominated a woman named Kathie Glass to be their standard bearer to lead them to the Governor’s Mansion (whenever it gets renovated).
This is a name with star power.
Now what do I mean by that. Well OK just looking back through the last four gubernatorial elections you see the trend.
Libertarians who vote for a Libertarian candidate in the gubernatorial election in Texas number between 20 and 30 thousand. That is, when you run such people with plain-jane names as Keary Ehler, Les Turlington or James Werner.
1994: Keary Ehler received 28,320 votes (0.64%)
1998: Les Turlington received 20,711 votes (0.55%)
2006: James Werner received 26,749 votes (0.6%)
Or if you don’t recall that, then what about the attention-getting that a name like that of Hollywood actress Sharon Gless could get?
Surely that association will poll over 1%, don't you thnk?
The Libertarian Party. I think they are on a roll.
Or is it role?