The Winners and Losers of Trump’s Libertarian Speech

Source: The American Conservative
by W James Antle III

“The former President Donald Trump gave his highly-anticipated speech to the Libertarian Party’s national convention. Now the question remains: Cui bono? Who are the winners and losers? As I wrote earlier this month, there were obvious reasons for Trump to make the unorthodox move of speaking at another party’s convention before accepting the Republican nomination for the third straight time. The benefits for the LP itself were less clear-cut. Now the verdict is in, and it’s evident that the LP got more publicity for its convention than would otherwise have been the case. Whether that translates into support for their presidential ticket remains to be seen, but publicity for their ideas has always been a bigger part of the party’s mission than actually winning elected office.” (05/29/24)