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  •  If GOP soon kaput, rebirth as Libert? (1+ / 0-)
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    Killer of Sacred Cows

    don't know much of 1850s era, but these factors seem critical, and some seem to differ
    1. Fiery loyalty.
    I don't perceive Libertarian causes now, as strong and distinct as repubs cause then -- slavery abolition!

    2. Migration.
    Libertarians are shifting into republicanism (and recall libertarians' Bircher origins), but I think only a person alive when the Whigs faded could tell us in what manner Whig ideology migrated.

    3. Climbing the ladder.
    Can we compare minor electoral success trends of 1850s repubs to minor electoral success trends  of today's Libertarians?

    Averaging over time (iow, ignore wars), the people who join political groups have constant intent. So I expect that if Republicans regenerate under new party name or finish hijacking Libertarians, Republicans will be Republicans under a new name.

    -- the people are the leaders

    by in on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 07:23:06 AM PST

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