For those wanting to know what the Libertarian Vice-Presidential Candidate, Wayne Root, has been doing, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch gives us the following report.
Wayne Allyn Root, a Las Vegas oddsmaker by profession and now the Libertarian Party’s vice presidential nominee, breezed into the St. Louis area today as part of a two-day swing through the state to raise money and his ticket’s profile.
Root is the running mate of Libertarian presidential nominee Bob Barr, who like Root is a former Republican. And as Root observes, both have “big mouths” and love to talk to the press about their politics and their campaign.
But it’s doubtful that Barr can beat out Root’s one-liners, aimed at promoting his party’s philosophy of less government — on the fiscal and personal side.
Asked Root as he drank bottled water at a Clayton restaurant: “What’s the difference between Las Vegas and Washington D.C.?
“In Vegas, the drunks gamble with their own money!” Root chortled, his laughter filling the restaurant.
Democrats promise personal freedom, but offer no economic freedom, Root said, while Republicans favor economic freedom but “you get no personal freedom.”
“To me, it’s two horrible choices…Big and bigger government, dumb and dumber!”
Root said that Nevada offers the best example of what works best. There’s few taxes, and lots of personal freedom. Legalized gambling and prostitution helps provide the income needed to pay for the services that all Nevadans — religious or secular — enjoy, he said.
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Disclaimer: This son of an ambulance driver, Jake Porter, is the Iowa Coordinator for the Barr/Root campaign.