Lordy did I step outside my own comfort zones when I attended a recent meeting of the East Tennessee Libertarian Party. I suppose I expected to see a bunch of women with no bras, guys wearing Birkenstocks, and a cloud of marijuana smoke rising from behind the dumpster. Instead, I was greeted warmly and graciously by some of the nicest people one could ever hope to meet.
The main focus is getting 60,000 signatures to enable the Libertarian Party to start fielding statewide candidates in Tennessee. Folks are working hard and their goal is to have a candidate for every upcoming race in 2018.
While nobody expects a Libertarian to actually win a race, it will be interesting to see if it will tip a race to Democrats or Republicans.