Could it be that America’s favorite formerly bow-tied libertarian is throwing his hat into the presidential ring? That’s the buzz from the Libertarian party convention in Denver now in progress — that Tucker Carlson is considering saving the party from the disaster of a Bob Barr candidacy. Or something like that. It should come as no surprise that I am in favor of Tucker Carlson seeking some kind of political office, since I was one of the first to suggest such a thing. Ok, sure, I only requested a VP slot for him, but I was wrong then. As one of the few who watched his show on MSNBC, I am well aware of his limitations, but I think they can be overcome.
Say what you want about the bow-ties (now gone) and about Tucker’s occasional abrasiveness with stupid people. He is the guy who has always been for smaller government and opposed to freedom-hating laws, unlike some of my fellow Republicans who only pay lip service to conservative/libertarian ideas like this. Those who say that Tucker Carlson is any kind of shill for the establishment media aren’t really paying attention. Bottom line: I like the guy. A lot. If I’m going to cheer for any lost cause third-party candidate, he’s my candidate. We can be guaranteed a fun ride no matter which Republican or Democrat we end up with in November as long as Tucker is in the race — and that’s what I’m rooting for.