I've got a lot in common with Libertarians... I also thought Ron Paul made pretty good sense on a lot of issues.
But I believe the machines that drive both the Dems & the Republicans as well as the media machine won't allow a 3rd party candidate to gain any sort of real traction in today's climate.
Unless Ron Paul had a huge decisive lead going into the primaries, there was no chance for a 3rd party candidate to win.
I wouldn't mind seeing Libertarian party gaining a strong foothold someday and being on par with the other two. We need more than two parties. Especially if Democrats and Republicans are gonna remain how they are now.
Somethings gotta give, or we're in for a deeper mess next time around.