"I haven't decided how I'll vote in November -- whether I'll support the Libertarian ticket or write in a candidate -- but I do know there are a lot of things Republicans can do in the coming months to lay the groundwork for rebuilding our party and the foundation for a true conservative renewal in our country," Jeb told CNN.
Romney said that he wished the Libertarian Party vice-presidential nominee Bill Weld was the LP presidential nominee instead., “I think he would be a great president." He went on to say during the CNN interview that he has not endorsed the Libertarian Party ticket; however, he is giving it some serious thought.
Chairman of the Libertarian National Committee, Nicholas Sarwark, said yesterday:
The Libertarian Party is delighted that Govs. Bush and Romney are considering voting for our candidates, Govs. Johnson and Weld. I think they know that Johnson and Weld are far more qualified to be President and Vice President than Trump and Pence.
It takes great courage for someone who has spent so many years serving the Republican Party to consider voting for a different party’s candidate for president. We applaud Govs. Bush and Romney’s courage. They don’t have to agree with us on every issue to see that our Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates are clearly the best choices in this race.
Govs. Johnson and Weld are exceptionally well qualified and also exceptional human beings. If Americans want candidates they can be proud to vote for, and who would serve honorably and justly, they should support Govs. Johnson and Weld.
There is something seriously wrong with a "Libertarian" Party when two criminal, crony statist elitists like Bush and Romney can suggest that they might support the Libertarian Party candidates.
This is not Murray Rothbard's Libertarian Party.
Johnson and Weld are strictly opportunists, who would do anything necessary to advance their stature within the establishment. They hold no true libertarian principles, not even the non-aggression principle.
(source: Palm Beach Free Press; ht Smaulgld)