Hardcore libertarianism is a fantasy. It's a fantasy where the strongest and most self-reliant folks end up at the top of the heap, and a fair number of men share the fantasy that they are these folks. They believe they've been held back by rules and regulations designed to help the weak, and in a libertarian culture their talents would be obvious and they'd naturally rise to positions of power and influence.It is nice to see the other side as frustrated as I am. The Libertarian movement, while passionate and dedicated, only has a potential spoiler role in American politics. They are a threat to both parties in a close race.
Most of them are wrong, of course. In a truly libertarian culture, nearly all of them would be squashed like ants—mostly by the same people who are squashing them now. But the fantasy lives on regardless.
No doubt Kevin still burns from Nader's wonderful job of spoiling Al Gore's chances at destiny in 2000, and he doesn't want to see that happen again.
(Yes, I know Nader wasn't a Libertarian.)