2008 Libertarian VP Candidate Switches To GOP And Backs Mitt Romney
Wayne Allyn Root was the 2008 VP candidate for the Libertarian Party. He recently switched to the Republican Party and when asked, confirmed that he is supporting Mitt Romney…
Wayne Allyn Root, 2008 Libertarian Party’s Vice Presidential nominee and political commentator, resigned this morning from the Libertarian National Committee (LNC) to, according to his resignation letter, “elect good people and change the direction of this country outside of a third party.”
In the letter to the LNC, which is available at Independent Political Report, Root explains that his decision much is not unlike those of previous Libertarian Party presidential candidates, including Ron Paul and David Koch; both of whom left the LP to become prominent Republicans.
When I asked if he was now backing Mitt Romney, Root responded, “I am,” adding, “I don’t deny that Romney and Ryan aren’t libertarians, but Romney is a pro-business capitalist and Obama is a Marxist-socialist.”
“The economy has been trashed. This is about my kids’ future, it’s about my businesses,” said Root. “There is no hope for America if Obama is re-elected.”
I hope Root’s position will influence other libertarians to vote for Mitt Romney. Gary Johnson, the current presidential candidate on the Libertarian ticket is a smart and decent man but any vote for Johnson is essentially a vote for Obama.