The "L" Word
As midnight approaches here in metro Atlanta, the local fishwrap is updating poll results, along with "winner" calls where apparent.
I don't care about those races.
I care about these results:
1) John Monds: The Libertarian candidate for governor, with effectively no campaign budget, has received more than 90,000 votes as of 12:10 am edt, with 94% of precincts reporting.
2) Chuck Donovan: A squared-away former Marine pilot and current commercial airline jockey, the Libertarian candidate for US Senate has received more than 61,000 votes with 88% of precincts reporting.
Similar results for other Libertarian candidates in Georgia are being reported.
Tens of thousands of folks in this state were willing to break from conventional wisdom and do something different.
Tens of thousands of folks who can, at the very least, spell "freedom", "liberty", and "limited government".
Tens of thousands of adults who understand that the foundational document of America is the Declaration of Independence, not the poor, ravaged, beaten-to-a-bloody-pulp Constitution and Bill of Rights.
Tens of thousands who could, given the right circumstances, form the basis of a campaign to restore freedom, by any means necessary.
Food for thought and further development on an otherwise-equivocal night.