Following his announcement that he will be running for U.S. Senate in Missouri as a Republican, there has been both love and hate coming towards Austin Petersen. Some think he made a bold decision to run in the GOP as a way to further advance the cause of Liberty while some think he committed high treason to the party that gave him his name, the Libertarian Party.
Nicholas Sarwark, the Libertarian Party chairman, seems to be falling on the latter. In a Facebook post yesterday from his public page, Sarwark fired the first shots against Mr. Petersen.
First, Mr. Sarwark posted the following quote on his Facebook page:
Just a simple quote from the former Vice-Presidential candidate Bill Weld that some followers didn’t like. That led to the comment thread that ensued and then the response from Mr. Sarwark.
In one sweeping post, Sarwark has essentially claimed that Weld is the real Libertarian where Petersen is a sell out.
Does this make Weld more Libertarian than Petersen philosophically? What do you all think?