Well, my half-baked attempt to take a break has failed. Libertarian politics is just too damn entertaining for me to sit out, especially now that both baseball season and election season are over. Bob Barr (who I did ultimately vote for) didn’t do much worse than my team the Orioles, so I’m not too disappointed.
I don’t have much to write about at the moment, but I am resuming my claim to LFV contributor status. I miss hanging out with the cool kids, and I miss being called an idiot. (My sons aren’t old enough to start calling me that yet.) I’m happy to see Angela Keaton and Tom Knapp in the arena, though it’s weird having several friends running for president and having to decide which one, if any, to support. This must be what it feels like to be a senator. At the risk of angering everybody, I also have to say I’m still a fan of Wayne Allyn Root, which I’ll explain at some point in the future. I think the LP/BTP will have several good choices in 2012. (I’m hoping for a joint LP-BTP candidacy under the BLT label. Mmm… bacon.)
Speaking of candidacies, I will not be running for any public office any time soon. For one thing, I realized I have absolutely no desire to do so. For another, I couldn’t do so and keep my present job, which is a good gig that allows me a lot of time with my sons, whom we are homeschooling. If I do ever run for anything, it might be D.C. delegate to Congress. I am considering running for Libertarian National Committee in 2010 or 2012, but that’s a good ways off yet.